This Week-End…. 4th and 5th March 2017

SUNDAY 5th MARCH

A gardening group/party at Charlton Station. Do join us between 10 and 12.  Equipment, gloves etc. provided as needed.

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The Royal Horticultural Society – RHS – Down on the Peninsula…..

                SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 4th and 5th March

The RHS will hit the road again and team up with other organisations to hold a number of RHS On Tour events in 2017. Visitors will find specialist growers, talks workshops and free gardening advice provided by the RHS, amongst an array of content provided by our event partners. The RHS On Tour events are free to everyone.

The first of the season……..Sample – an Urban Village Fete

A contemporary twist on the traditional village fair celebrating the best in design, music, art and modern craftsmanship. The RHS will be leading the plant area at the event, and will focus on houseplants and urban growing. Plus, in case you need a bite to eat, there will be food stalls around to keep you satisfied.

Date: 4–5 March

Venue: Greenwich Peninsula, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0ES

Time: 11am – 5pm

Download a list of the exhibitors at the show (174kB pdf) 

Followed by

29–30 April – FLEA, at London Bridge

A vintage and makers market with a mix of stalls selling clothes, furniture, ceramics, books and other interesting objects. The Along with the regular traders, the RHS will be there to focus on plants & horticulture, especially those suitable for growth in containers, on balconies and indoors.

16-17 June – Bloom and Grow, at Canary Wharf

This event ties in with the open garden squares weekend in London, and will feature specialist growers, talks, workshops and gardening advice.

15-16 July – Lambeth Country Show, at Brockwell Park

After the success of last year’s event, the RHS will be returning to curate the Flower Zone at this popular event.

3 September – Brentford Festival, in Blondin Park

Located near Kew Gardens, the RHS will be bringing a horticultural area to this community festival event, featuring workshops, talks and plant sellers.

For more details:-  https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events

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Some events to look out for………… A change of date for Purple for Polio

A History of Gardens and Growing in Charlton

On Saturday 18th February at 2:30 pm in the Grand Salon in Charlton House, Barbara , Caroline and Judy will be giving a talk for the Charlton Society.

The details are:-

Outline: the talk will look at how the land in Charlton and the surrounding area has been used over time for growing food . 

They will cover:

  •        what was happening in the 18th and 19th centuries in farming and market gardening
  •       the estates and gardens of the ‘Big Houses’ such as East Combe and Bramhope Lodge
  •       allotments and how they developed from the 19th century, looking particularly at their expansion during WW1 and      WW2
  •       the importance of community growing spaces today and for the future

Please note, Entrance and refreshments: members £2; visitors £3.

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Purple For Polio

To mark the blooming of the crocus (we hope!!!), we are holding an informal get together at The Fairfield Practice

this will no longer  be from 9:30 – 10:30 on Saturday 25th February.

A new date is to be set in March when we are more likely to have some purple crocus to see 

If possible, please wear or bring something purple.

purple

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Early notice of our Plant Sale 

Our main, annual plant sale, where we raise funds for the garden, will be held on 18th May 2017  details will follow closer to the date, but we welcome any plants you may have spare, so a reminder now in case you want to plant a few extras or take some cuttings for us.   

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Gardening Party  February 5th

On Sunday 5th February we had our first gardening party of the year.  February is usually limited for garden activity, but we had a great turn out from our volunteers and a lot got done.  As well as the wicking bed, we also needed to clear the overgrown bed near to the station entrance.  With official railway approval CCGs will be developing this bed, we hope, in collaboration with Charlton Park School. Litter picking was another task which needed to be done – a Charlton home match on the previous day had made for more litter than usual, but also, as usual, all else in the garden was fine. 

Lest we forget.....

Lest we forget…..

Judy on a green bin hunt in the local neighbourhood

Judy on a green bin hunt in the local neighbourhood

Years of debris in the middle

Years of debris in the middle

Tea and cake. A well earned break. Thanks Jane and Mike

Tea and cake. A well earned break. Thanks Jane and Mike

Judy returns with her trophy - a green bin

Judy returns with her trophy – a green bin

 

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a new recruit.......

a new recruit…….

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