Keeping growing

Jul 18, 2020 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Keeping growing

To say this has been a difficult year would be an understatement, but despite all the challenges our garden has manged to keep ticking along. Back in March, just as we were preparing for the growing season ahead, suddenly everything came to a halt. Covid-19 lockdown kicked in! This meant cancelling all our planned eventsRead more …

Gardeners’ wild

Dec 10, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Gardeners’ wild

At the end of the summer people often remark that our garden must be heading into a quiet time – but there always seems to be plenty more to do here at Bandstand Beds. Usually because we’ve fundraised to have some work carried out in the garden in the autumn, and this year’s been noRead more …

Sunny September

Sep 29, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sunny September

Just as we were about to cast off our shorts in favour of warmer autumn clothing, the summer returned for a final blaze of glory. We’ve had sun, fun and two fantastic events in our garden. At the beginning of the month, Richard Galpin from London Freedom Seed Bank ran a workshop for us inRead more …

Summer lovin’

Aug 24, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Summer lovin’

The summer is such a wonderful time in our garden with so much growing and going on, but before you know autumn is on the way… Looking back, though, we’ve had a fab time with our events and activities, kicking off with Common People in May which we organised for CCMAC. The sun shone, thereRead more …

April showerless

Apr 27, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on April showerless

The one thing you expect in spring is lots of rain to help plants with their growing spurt. With climate change, however, the weather is way less predictable, and we’ve had hardly any April showers. The upside to this is that we’ve had lots of dry days for our gardening sessions and planned events, butRead more …

Spring fever

Apr 1, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring fever

Wow, we’ve had a busy year so far, feverishly getting our garden ready for the growing season ahead – and there have been some major improvements to our community garden. From money raised through donations for our pickles and garden produce, along with £2,000 grant funding from Tesco Bags of Help, we’ve installed a newRead more …

Tunnel visionaries

Jan 27, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tunnel visionaries

Our Bandstand Beds gardeners were thrilled to get tickets for a tour of Growing Underground, to witness for ourselves the amazing food production happening right beneath our feet in in a tunnel in Clapham. Visionaries Steven Dring and Richard Ballard Our adventure started with a warm welcome from Richard Ballard, the co-founder of Growing Underground.Read more …

It’s 2019 – let’s get growing!

Jan 10, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on It’s 2019 – let’s get growing!

January’s a funny old time of year. With the festivities finally over you can begin to fall foul of the doldrums. That’s not the case for our gardeners, who are already looking forward to the next growing season. Especially when they remind themselves of the amazing time we all had at last year. And ifRead more …

Fun and high spirits

Oct 28, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fun and high spirits

Lovely lunch on 13 October, enjoying the last of the warm weather! It really was a sizzling summer and as we headed into autumn the weather remained warm and dry, right up until 22 September, the Saturday set for our harvest feast. The date coincided Car Free Day and Capital Growth’s Urban Harvest, and toRead more …

A taste of summer!

Aug 21, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A taste of summer!

To say it’s been a sizzling summer is something of an understatement. It has been soooo hot! But we’re not complaining. Thanks to the weather and our diligent team of waterers we’ve had an amazing yield of crops in the garden this year. All this fantastic fresh produce has been available on our Saturday stallRead more …