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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 …

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 …