New Dog Workshop Dates

FREE* DOG WORKSHOP ‘for the dog owner that wants to be responsible’
In the dog area of Queen’s Park Gardens in Ilbert Street, W10
ALL DOG BREEDS WELCOME
July 2019 DATES:
Saturday, July 13th
Saturday, July 20th
Saturday, July 21st
TIMES: 10.30am to 11.30am

‘No extension leads please’

                        ‘Walking to heel’

                                       ‘recall, barking and fear aggression socialising

For all dog advice, please contact Crissie 07949 523 710 or email canineculture@nullgooglemail.com

WWW.CANINECULTURE.CO.UK

*funded by Queen’s Park Community Fund Panel

Houseplant Gardening

Once again, our friends at HCGA have planned a gardening course for us to attend and one session is about houseplants….and it’s free! (Learn more about the rest of the course here.)

Thursday 13th June 10.30 -12.30 Houseplant Gardening –

Come and learn –

  • How to care for your houseplants
  • How to take cuttings
  • Make a terrarium to take home

Email info@nullhcga.org.uk for more details or to book a place Location:

The Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue London W10 4JL

Short Gardening Course

Yet another wonderful opportunity from our friends at HCGA, and free for all!

Suitable for beginners/would-be gardeners, including Ideas for indoor gardening, balconies and window boxes.

Dates and times:

6th June 10.30am to 12.30pm – Muck and Magic @ The Rose Garden QPG
13th June 10.30 to 12.30  – Houseplant Gardening @ The Beethoven Centre
20th June 2 to 4pm – Herbs and Hanging Baskets @ The Beethoven Centre
27th June 2 to 4pm – Gardening to Attract Wildlife @ The Rose Garden
4th July 2 to 4pm –  Annuals V Perennials @ The Rose Garden
11th July 2 to 4pm – Visit to Phoenix Farm, W12

Email info@nullhcga.org.uk for more details or to book a place.

Locations:
The Rose Garden is at the west side of Queen’s Park Gardens,  alongside Fourth Avenue.
The Beethoven Centre is at Third Ave, London W10 4JL
Phoenix Farm is in Bloemfontein Road, London W12 7DB

Summer is coming

Our next gardening session will be:    

Saturday, 1st June 2019  – 10am to midday

Click here to join our mailing list . The sessions are always weather permitting.

New plants

 

We had a very industrious couple of hours work today.

Steve from Continental Landscapes gave us some witch hazel and lavender to plant today and some hops that Claire potted on, to strengthen before planting out.

If you can, take a closer look at the witch hazel. It is such an interesting plant.

 

Errol kindly helped us inflate the tyre on our barrow.

Here are Alison and Simon planting the lavender.

The daffodils springing up amongst the euphorbia was an inspired bit of planting, thanks to Charlotte’s suggestion.

The wild garlic gets stronger every year. Look out for the pretty white flowers further into Spring.

We had a lovely surprise by the roof-top pool on the Bug Hotel. Someone has planted these cheerful violets.

Winter tidying

Recently, Charlotte brought some willow cut-offs from her garden and she planted them, for which we thank her.

Neil refilled the bug hotel and Ray laid some woodland walk path where people are cutting through.

A father brought his 3 year old son and they were wonderfully helpful by picking litter, and came back with a huge bag full!

 

 

 

Our next session is on Saturday, 16th February from 10am until 12, noon.

Please sign up for our emails or check this page on our website.


Information about recent animal poisoning

You may have read on social media and neighbourhood forums, that there have been incidents of extreme sickness and even mortality in various open spaces, including our very own Queen’s Park Gardens.

Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to the owners of any pets who have suffered as a result of this awful sadness.

Local resident, Crissie Chambers of Canine Culture and our local Westminster Warden, Nuno Reis  have been working together to keep local residents informed and you may have had an educational notice through your door if you live close to the park.

We thought it would be helpful to put it on our website. Please feel free to share this on your own social media.  Thank you.