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Colour Our Garden

Feb 24, 2020 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Colour Our Garden

Drawing can be a wonderfully relaxing, mindful way to enjoy nature and the outdoors, so last summer we ran an art workshop during our Monday gardening session. It was such a success we’ve been asked to run more this year, and when better than springtime when the garden is at its most verdant. Never drawn,Read more …

Picnic & Bat Stroll

Feb 24, 2020 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Picnic & Bat Stroll

Bats are weirdly wonderful creatures surrounded by myth and legend – if you believe in vampires! In reality they’re timid creatures quietly going about their nocturnal business unnoticed. Have you ever seen one? Would you like to? They’re actually quite easy to spot around Clapham Common’s Mount Pond if you know where to look, andRead more …

Frog & Toad Workshop

Feb 21, 2020 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Frog & Toad Workshop

  Last year we saved some frogspawn from a pond on the Common that had almost dried up. In our garden we created a makeshift pond from an old plastic wheelbarrow and waited patiently for the spawn to hatch. Before long we had hundreds of tadpoles which in time grew legs, lost their tails andRead more …

Sowing Seeds of Summer

Jan 30, 2020 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Sowing Seeds of Summer

Although it has the fewest days, the cold, dark month of February often feels like it will go on forever… But with a warm, sunny windowsill there’s light at the end of the tunnel – you can start sowing seeds ready for spring. At the end of last summer, we held a fantastic seed savingRead more …

Colour Your Common Tree Planting

Nov 9, 2019 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Colour Your Common Tree Planting

    The Colour Your Common wildflowers have been a fantastic addition to Clapham Common, and here’s an opportunity for you to help make this area even more beautiful next year. To mark National Tree Week the Mayor of London is giving away 55,000 trees and we’re getting 50 hedgerow whips to plant in twoRead more …