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Sub-zero to sizzling summer

Jul 1, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sub-zero to sizzling summer

In what seems like the blink of an eye we’ve hurled from what felt like the depths of winter in spring to midsummer, and it’s amazing how much has been happening with our community gardening project on Clapham Common in that time… Lots of spud activity this morning. Will be doing wildflowers for @colourcommon1 thisRead more …

Fooled into a false spring!

Apr 21, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fooled into a false spring!
Springtime blossom in the garden

This has certainly been a season of stops and starts but hopefully now we’re in April we’ve finally turned a corner. Our daffodils, broad beans and fruit trees are finally in bloom, and at the weekend our gardeners were gagging to get growing!     In our series of monthly gardening workshops the theme ofRead more …

Signs of spring

Feb 27, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Signs of spring
Weed identification workshop in progress

It’s been a long, cold old winter but it hasn’t stopped our intrepid team getting out in our garden and getting ready for the growing season ahead. From mid-January onwards we’ve been tidying, pruning and planting raspberries and redcurrants in our Fruit Beds over by the children’s playground. Adding some gardeners’ gold (manure) from VauxhallRead more …

Halloween Happening Pathway Launch

Oct 31, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Halloween Happening Pathway Launch

What could be better than being out in the autumn sunshine on Clapham Common, enjoying fab good and fun activities surrounded by lots of friendly faces? Well, our Halloween Happening Pathway Launch certainly had all of that. Then then along came the scary faces… Be afraid! As well as jack o’lantern carving there was leafRead more …

Access to our garden

Oct 15, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Access to our garden

For the past few months we have been busy fundraising for access pathways in the extended part of our garden, and we were shown such generosity by the community that we achieved our Spacehive crowdfunding target ahead of time. A huge thanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal of £5,055! On 2 OctoberRead more …

A feast fit for the Lord of the Manor

Sep 24, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A feast fit for the Lord of the Manor

It’s been a funny old summer with temperatures reaching the highest we’ve known in June since the heatwave in 1976, then we were plunged into a cold snap. But despite the erratic weather we’ve grown an amazing amount of produce in our beds on the Common this summer, something well worth celebrating. And that’s justRead more …

Lots of produce and we’re not just talking rhubarb…

Aug 5, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lots of produce and we’re not just talking rhubarb…

We had a sunny morning for our Pollinator Workshop with Hannah Norman, which was informative, fun and well attended. Busy bee home makers There was a great interest in the wide variety of insects in the garden, including a huge dragon fly, and some very elegant bee houses were built from plastic bottles and hollowRead more …

Paving the way for the future

Jul 29, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Paving the way for the future

It’s been a sizzling summer so far, our garden is loving it and so are we! During the last month or so we haven’t just been beavering away sowing, growing and tending the garden, we’ve also having great fun with a fantastic group of people. Getting physical with friends Back in June we held ourRead more …

Merry month of May

May 29, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Merry month of May

May is one of the most green and lush months of the year, but it seems to have come to an end all too quickly. Where does the time in the garden go? Earlier this month we held the first of our three workshops with Michel from Social Landscapes. In this Small scale growing atRead more …

April can be unpredicable

May 1, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on April can be unpredicable

  April has seen so much happening at Bandstand Beds. It has seen some really hot days and some very chilly ones. Throughout it all we have had busy Saturdays and started Wednesday evening sessions. Education this month from a workshop run by Ruth Arnott planting potatoes on a sunny day. And earthing them up inRead more …