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Christmas tree recycling in Lewisham

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on December 31, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

From now unitl 27 January 2014, you can take your teal Christmas trees to any one of 12 designated recycling points.

​SE3Talbot Place – Blackheath 

SE4: Hilly Fields Park – use Hilly Fields Crescent Entrance ​

SE6​: ​Forster Memorial Park – use entrance at the top of Whitefoot Lane 

​SE8: Deptford Park – use entrance in Scawen Road

SE12: Northbrook Park – use entrance in Baring Road ​

​SE12: Chinbrook Meadows – use entrance in Amblecote Road

SE13Manor House Gardens – use entrance in Old Road ​

SE13: Mountsfield Park – use entrance at the top of George Lane ​

​SE14: Telegraph Hill Park – use entrance on Pepys & Kitto Road 

​SE23: ​Mayow Park – use entrance in Mayow Road

​SE26: Sydenham Wells Park – use entrance in Wells Park Road 

​BR1:   Beckenham Place Park – use entrance in Old Bromley Road

Any Questions: - Lewisham Recycling

Tel: 020 8314 7171  Email: [email protected]

Free Chipped Bark for community groups and gardens

Posted by Chrissie on March 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Katy Delaney, Allotments Officer of Lewisham's Wearside Service Centre has arranged for Hamish Lodge from Cut Above Tree Management  to drop off freshly shredded bark  to community groups, schools and gardens.

Please note that it is important that suitable access for a 7.5 tonne lorry is available for your site.


Hamish recycles all logs and wood chippings to reduce the impact on the environment. Much of the waste produced is reused at local sites including the One Tree Hill Allotments and Devonshire Road Nature Reserve in Forest Hill.

You can use shredded bark for mulching beds, mulching trees and for making paths.Logs are useful for creating stag beetle habitats.

Contact Hamish: 07971055438

Please note: Be careful when using fresh wood chippings and fresh bark mulch  in your gardens.

It must be left to  weather for a few months to avoid tanins in the wood from affecting the soil. Also,  fresh bark will rob the soil of nitrogen as it breaks down. Pile the shredded bark for  a few months and then use them!

Shredded bark is great as a weed suppressant if it is laid about 10cm thick.  try spreading it under the canopy of your trees. 

Forest Hill: Free Composting workshops

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Allotmenteers! Home gardeners! Dont rush but there is streaming fresh horse manure available in Lee!

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 6, 2013 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Katy, the Lewisham Allotments Officer has sent out an email. 

There is fresh manure available - tonnes of it! 

From the Willow Tree Stables on Ronver Road, Lee. MAP

Jan the owner has a good stock of fresh manure if anyone is interested. The manure itself is free but she may charge for delivery.

If you would like a delivery or more info please contact Jan direct on 07850 349 526.  She can deliver to homes, commuty gardens and allotments. 

Last spring we had a wagon load of Willow Tree muck delivered to the Hither Green Community Garden and it was the most hilarious afternoon. EVER. Rotted down  a treat and went down in the autumn. 

NOTE: remember fresh manure is too high in nitrogen to put on your beds and borders immediately.  Stack it for 5 or 6 months before using it. 

The Third Great Clapham Common Compost Giveaway @southlondonMGs

Posted by Nick on October 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Click to see pix from an earlier compost giveway, April 2012


If you wish to drive to collect:

Enter the common at the Mt Pond entrance on Windmill Drive SW4 9DE

Proceed at 5mph.Hazards lights on and the public and dogs have the right of way

Do not drive or park on the grass, park on the hardstanding next to the Bandstand beds

Exit through same gate please

Victor Chin-Kit

The Parks Manager- Clapham Common,

Lambeth Parks and Green Spaces, 234-244 Stockwell Rd,

4th Floor Blue Star House, London SW9 9SP

[email protected]

T: 07958 166 983

Catford: FREE Bark chippings for community gardens FRI 2 NOV

Posted by Nick on October 31, 2012 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Free Bark chippings 

Call Craig of on  01634 420 018

Green Scene's Katy Delaney has kindly spread the word that Craig Chisholm will be in the area on Friday doing tree work.

He will have approximately a Transit Tipper load of chippings as well as logs.


If this will be any use to your allotments or community gardens and you are free on Friday call Craig direct.  

Lee Community Garden - Harvest & New thermal composter- help needed!

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on August 29, 2012 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (1)



Please come to the next community gardening session on Sunday 2ndSeptember at 10:30am - noon at the Lee Manor community garden.  We’lldo some harvesting – the green beans are coming along well and so are thecarrots, rocket and chard. 

Your help is also needed to setup / put into position the new 500 litre water butt(that will collect water from the shed roof) and thermal composter (both bought with funds from the Lee Green Assembly Mayor’s Fund) and lots more gardening. 


You are very welcome to garden or just to visit asare all your friends and family.


Best wishes.


Karen (Chair)


The Lee Manor Community Gardenis located at the rear of 94 Burnt Ash Road SE12 8PY and the garden gate is on Micheldever Road.




Feed your garden: Local Composting Workshops this month

Posted by Chrissie on August 28, 2012 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (2)

1 September  Saturday 9.30am to 10.45am and 11am to 12.15pm

Composting workshop Devonshire Road Nature Reserve

Free sessions - Learn how to compost at home or in your allotment.

3 September  Monday 11am – 12.15pm

Composting workshop Dacres Wood

Free sessions. Learn how to compost at home and in your allotment.

5 September  Wednesday 5pm – 6.15pm and 7pm – 8.15pm

Composting workshop Downham Library

Free sessions. Learn how to compost at home and in your allotment.

6 September  Thursday 11am – 12.15pm and 1pm – 2.15pm

Composting workshop Downham Library

Free sessions. Learn how to compost at home and in your allotment.

Composting Workshops: Ladywell, Forest Hill, Downham

Posted by Nick on May 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

News from Stella Agunabor, Service Development Manager at Lewisham.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Kristina Binns.

Booking is essential. 

To book, please email: [email protected]

 (title the email ‘compost workshop’, state which date, session time and how many people will attend.)

 Alternatively call 020 8314 2145 to leave a detailed message, stating which date, session time and how many people will attend.


New Compost Workshops, 2012

June Courses

 Wed 13th June, 2012

Meet at the security office, Wearside Depot, Wearside Road, SE13 7EZ

Meet at 6.30pm for a prompt 6.40pm start

Session: 6.40pm – 7.50pm


September Courses

Saturday 01 Sept

Devonshire Road Nature Reserve, Forest Hill, SE23. (The site entrance is opposite Tyson Road)

Session: 9.30am - 10.45am or

Session:  11am - 12.15pm

Monday 03 Sept

Dacres Wood, Dacres Rd, Forest Hill, SE23 2NZ (The site entrance is adjacent to Homefield House)

Session: 11am -12.15pm


Wednesday 05 Sept

Downham Library within the Downham Health and Leisure Centre,

7-9 Moorside Road, BR1 5EP

Session: 5pm - 6.15pm or

Session: 7pm - 8.15pm

Thursday 06 Sept

Downham Library (as above)

Session: 11am - 12.15pm or

Session: 1pm - 2.15pm

Composting Workshops: Downham

Posted by GK_BIll on March 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (3)

Composting Workshops

Tuesday 1 May-  

Time: 10.30-11.45am  or  1-2.15pm

Wednesday 2 May-

Time: 5-6.15pm or 7-8.15pm

Venue: Downham Library, 7-9 Moorside Road, BR1 5EP

Nearest train station: Grove Park

We're celebrating International Compost Awareness Week by providing free workshops for Lewisham residents! Compost is easy to make and to use, so come along and get some composting tips!

To book your place please email [email protected], stating ‘composting 2012’ as the subject, and the session you would like to attend.