Please join our lovely friends at HCGA for a free online Houseplant Problems and How to Solve Them Workshop on Wednesday, 17 March from 7-8pm. Participants need to BOOK A PLACE from here.
Bobby Ho has lots of top tips to help you get rid of any houseplant pests, diseases or disorders to help your houseplants survive and thrive and you can ask him a houseplant question too!
If you have a specific question, please email a photo of your houseplant problem in advance of the session and Bobby will try his best to help you to diagnose the problem and fix it; more info on this will be sent to you in your booking confirmation. Depending on time, we may only be able to answer one question per person.
Sadly, we don’t feel able to hold our usual counting session in the park this year but the HCGA and QP Community Council have some ideas to help you join in.
They will be giving away bird feeding kits which contain everything you need to take part in the bird count, along with lots of resources to help you make your own bird feeder to feed the birds in your garden or neighbourhood.
As part of your permitted daily exercise, come and pick up a free Bird Feeder Kit on Thursday 28 January 2021 between 12-2pm outside the Rose Garden in Queens Park Gardens. Social distancing rules will apply. https://t.co/2RTorlZTaE
We’re back into a full lockdown again but this time it’s colder. Our thoughts go out to all those people already struggling with illness, bereavement, unemployment and the devastating impact of the pandemic and the measures needed to control it until the vaccination programme starts to change things.
You can find the full notes from the cabinet office here.
Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown
You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
attend education or childcare – for those eligible
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.
Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work
You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).
You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.
You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.
Westminster – along with the rest of London – will enter Tier 4 lockdown restrictions from midnight tonight. This means that you cannot meet other people indoors, including over the Christmas period, unless you live with them, or they are part of your existing support bubble. Outdoors, you can only meet one person from another household. These rules will not be relaxed for Christmas.
Other rules that need to be followed in Tier 4 are as follows:
You must stay home
All non-essential retail must close
Personal care such as hairdressers must close
Indoor gyms and leisure centres must close
Work from home if you can
You should not enter or leave the Tier 4 area
You can meet one other person outside your household in an outdoor public space
Communal worship is allowed if COVID-secure
A formal review of the restrictions will take place on December 30.
You can no longer continue with Christmas as planned
You must not mix with anyone outside your household over Christmas.
If you have a real Christmas tree, please remember to take it to one of our 25 real Christmas tree recycling points in Westminster so it can be recycled. Ours is by the Ilbert Street entrance of the park at the Fourth Avenue end or check here :https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling