Butterflies Update

Thank you to those who have told us about the butterflies visiting SE7 gardens in the recent lovely sunny weather, and to those who managed to catch a photograph of them. 
The Peacock is the most frequently seen so far. We aren’t completely sure if the Blues seen are Holly Blues – spotted so far in Eastcombe Avenue and Troughton Road – they move pretty quickly.Troughton Road is our butterfly hotspot at the moment, with the caterpillars of Tortoiseshells and Whites being sighted as well as most of the butterflies listed. 
We look forward to receiving further updates from you on butterflies, caterpillars and any host plants they are feeding on as well as any photographs you might be able to take.

Spring Plant Sale

Every year in May, Charlton Community Gardens holds a plant sale at Charlton Station. This sale is our main fundraising activity of the year.

We won’t be holding the sale at the station in May this year. Volunteers are however growing the plants that they usually grow for the sale. Extra “free” time potentially means even more plants!

However we still plan to sell plants, but rather than at the station, we are anticipating having the plants on sale outside our various homes, with an honesty box for donations. No one will be “serving” at the stalls. We anticipate being clearer about this closer to the time. We even hope to manage a home delivery service for the vulnerable.

Here is a photo from our 2018 plant sale….. to remind you of what won’t be happening – Alas

Stay safe and Happy gardening.