Category Archives: Community Gardening

Bulb Planting Day!


Ulla and the wonderful HCGA team are holding a small bulb planting & apple themed morning of activities on the 26th October from 10am to 1pm.

They’ll be doing some bulb planting and other activities to make our park even more beautiful. Please come and be a part of this event.

Ulla holds a session in and around the Orchard every Thursday morning from 10am. More details here.

School Holidays

We are a close community and during the school holidays we have a lot of children in  danger of getting bored, but they don’t have to!

Ulla holds special gardening sessions in the Rose Garden/Orchard on Thursdays throughout August between 2pm and 4pm (in additional to her usual 10am sessions).

The Avenues Youth Project is buzzing all through the holidays. Drop into the corner of Third Avenue and Droop Street to find out more. Their full contact details are here.

Ryan and his unstoppable team at the QPG Community Hub at 254 Kilburn Lane have organised a programme of Summer Camp events. You can find all their contact details here.

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

Gardening Workshops in W12

Our wonderful gardening friends at HCGA are holding some workshops at their W12 site.

This is a great opportunity to learn new gardening skills.

Saturday 19th January, Pruning Workshop

10am – 1pm, Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Road, W12 0RQ
Learn how to correctly prune your fruit trees, bushes and flowering plants at this informative
practical workshop. Booking required, please call 07890 514 050 or email bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

Saturday 9th February, Willow Weaving Workshop

10am – 1pm, Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Road, W12 0RQ
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Make beautiful creations to take home as well as contributing to larger structures for the farm. Booking required, please call 07890 514 050 or email bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

Saturday 23rd February, Grafting Workshop

10am – 1pm, Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Road, W12 0RQ
Graft your own fruit tree to take home. Booking required, please call 07890 514 050 or email
 bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

Paths Refreshed

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday morning in the chilly breeze.

The main purpose was to spread the wood chip generously given by tree surgeons working locally and the magnificent effort certainly warmed everyone up!

The paths look great and are much nicer to walk on now.

 

 


         

Autumn 2018 chores

There are so many tasks as we move into Autumn.
Summer has been gloriously long but our trusty team had to button up against the weather during our weekend session.

Over the last couple of weeks we have been repositioning some scrubs, clearing away the deadwood, battling with bindweed and nurturing the colour that remains in the triangular bed.

 

 

 

        

Practical Gardening Workshop

Our friends at the HCGA have organised another course for you to enjoy with the help of Westminster Adult Education Authority.

This course is aimed at gardeners who are keen to learn more with an emphasis on basic skills.

How to propagate plants

 From Seed and Cuttings
 Organic Principles
 Companion Planting
 Planting in Containers
 When to water and feed

It takes place at Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses, adjacent to the café in Ravenscourt Park, W6 0UL on SATURDAY May 12th from 10an until 4pm.

If you can prove you are a  Westminster Resident, the session is free, otherwise a contribution of £10 will secure your place.

For more info & to book a place  mail Bookings@nullhcga.org.uk or call 07773348294