Summer-Autumn 2018

Summer-Autumn 2018

We eventually came to the end of the most serious drought for half a century. Combined with very high temperatures the trees have suffered. The grass turned gold. The Friends have kept all our new plantings well watered so hopefully, all should survive. Green Flag was...
Summer-autumn 2018

Summer-autumn 2018

Good news – the footpaths are going to be resurfaced. Work is due to start 26th March or soon after. Note that the western gate near the hospital will be closed. The work should not take much more than 2 weeks Recently we held the seasonal spring kid’s adventure – in...
Kids’ club spring 2018

Kids’ club spring 2018

We held the seasonal spring kid’s adventure – in snow! We were able to look at blossom, buds opening, alder catkins, and overwintering ladybirds, but the goldfinches flew from the feeders when they saw over 20 children fast...
Success last summer

Success last summer

The Friends entered the It’s Your Neighbourhood category for ‘London in Bloom’ as usual but in 2015 were judged ‘Outstanding’ for the first time. This was in addition to the successful retention of our Green Flag.   For the RHS...
Tree felling tree planting

Tree felling tree planting

Sadly we have lost another mature tree – an ailanthus. It was close to a path, had some disease, and had developed a lean. Its roots were loosening one side. In its place a small oak is planted – one of many whips planted to secure succession.