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Hither Green Community Garden & Plant Swap

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on August 13, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

SAT, 18th AUGt, 11am-2pm

Gorilla Clean Up, Station Embankment, and Plant Swap!

Fed up with looking at that mess everytime you walk past? 

Want to lend a hand to improve our area?

Come along on Saturday 18th Aug, 11am-2pm.

We need volunteers to: Community Garden: Tidy & weed the Community Garden, by the bus stop, Springbank Rd.

There will be a Plant and Seed swap too. Station Embankment: clear the overgrowth and tend our wild food bed, Platform 1/Springbank Rd

Gorilla Clean up: corner of Nightingale Rd/Springbank Rd. Clearing the rubbish and putting in planters. Refreshments and tools provided. 

No experience necessary, just come along! Meet at the steps to Platform 1 of Hither Green Station on Springbank Road.

Email: [email protected] if you would like to come along. 

St Mary's Church, Lewisham: Churchyard Improvements

Posted by Nick on May 29, 2012 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (2)

St Mary the Virgin Church on Lewisham  High Street  (next to University Hopsital Lewisham) is the oldest building in the borough. 
There has been  a church on the site for over a thousand years! There have been several buildings over the centuries and while the tower is medieval, the main building was largely rebuilt after a serious fire in 1830. 

The Churchyard was closed to new burials in 1856, and contains several historical notables including the Reverend Abraham Colfe in died in 1657. He was a previous Vicar of Lewisham and founded Colfe's School in Lee.  

St Mary's has recently received funding from Lewisham Central Assembly to improve access to its churchyard.
There will be a new heritage trail, and a series of permanent information panels to guide you around the  cemetery.  The ancient protected  yews will also be on the trail. 

The Church will also be inproving paths and walkways. The Church abuts the recently improved Ladywerll Fields where you can openly access the River Ravesbourne. Its well worth a visit one summer weekend. 

See the Church website for more information on the improvements:

Hot cross buns, sycamores and weeding by foot

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on March 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (2)

My nearest neighbour is a 3 storey sycamore whose purpose on the earth is to shower my lawn, pots and beds with its helicopter seeds. 

This morning I stepped out into the warmth of the sunshine while genteely scoffing a richly buttered hot cross bun.  Everywhere there were sycamore seedlings are germinating!


Each hand being full of bun halves, I padded about weeding by foot. Quite therapeutic really. Someone should make a video game of it. I mulchly deeply last autumn and so the seedlings slipped right out.  Which was handy!

Worryingly though, there are several sprouting seeds in the horse manure I got from the  WillowTree Riding Stables in Lee.   Now I have to worry about what else  the horses were eating prior to their generous  deposits.