Wild about gardens week 2016

(Reproduced from www.wildaboutgardensweek.org.uk)  Wild About Gardens Week 2016 is a joint initiative by the RHS, The Wildlife Trusts and Bat Conservation Trust to encourage people to support wildlife in their gardens Last year Wild about Gardens Week focused on Hedgehogs.  This year the focus is on our UK bats. This is more important than ever. In 2013, wildlife … Continue reading Wild about gardens week 2016

Springbank Road Community Garden

Josie and Anne from the Springbank Road Community Garden write; Hello Everyone, Posters: We are preparing to print some posters to promote the Springbank Road Community Garden. We're proud of becoming a Mayor of London 'Pocket Park' and of wining an RHS 'Developing Award' so please help us choose a Garden_Poster. Email us and say which poster you prefer! Regular Gardening Date: The second Saturday of the Month is our … Continue reading Springbank Road Community Garden

Wildlife Gym at Old Tidemill wildlife garden

Grow, Cook Eat, Meet Connect with people and nature and get ,active at Wildlife Gym. Combining food growing, conservation and cooking. Develop new skills and knowledge about wildlife and food growing. Improve your health and wellbeing by cooking and eating fresh healthy meals and have fun, whilst meeting new people. Find out more at their … Continue reading Wildlife Gym at Old Tidemill wildlife garden

Wild about Gardens Week (WAGW)

Help our hedgehogs! Gardeners encouraged to unite to save the nation’s hedgehogs   Wild About Gardens Week: Monday 26 October to Sunday 1 November 2015 Wild About Gardens Week, the annual celebration of garden wildlife hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts, is teaming up with Hedgehog Street this year to highlight … Continue reading Wild about Gardens Week (WAGW)

Mayfield in the sunshine

The last time we visited Mayfield we had glorious sunshine and blue skies.  This time when we visited Mayfield we had glorious sunshine and blue skies - there must be something about the place!  At our last visit we constructed some raised beds, built a bug hotel and stag beetle loggery.  We all enjoyed visiting … Continue reading Mayfield in the sunshine

The Song thrush

A popular and once familiar garden the Song thrush numbers are declining seriously, so much so that it is now a Red List species.   (galleryofbirds.com) The Song thrush has brown plumage and a speckled chest which is typical of a thrush. It lacks the white eye stripes of a Redwing and so can be mistaken for a Mistle Thrush. However, … Continue reading The Song thrush

Blooming Marvellous

The annual Lewisham in Bloom competition is here again The competition, open to residents, schools and businesses, gives recognition to the best front gardens, residential planters, business premises, school grounds, wildlife gardens and community gardens in the borough.    There are seven categories: Category A: Residential front garden (small – under 20m squared) Category B: … Continue reading Blooming Marvellous

Wildlife Up at Mayfield

     The Nature's Gym volunteers spent a very happy and sunny few hours helping Mayfield develop their wildlife area.  This included the creation of a bug hotel (bottom picture) and a stag beetle loggery.  They also built some beds so that the residents can plant and grow their own food (top two photos).  There … Continue reading Wildlife Up at Mayfield