2022

Early this year 12 new trees were planted – a mixture of natives and non-natives. Some we chose with climate change in mind. The central round bed has been planted much to everyone’s relief. It has 400 plants, chosen as good for pollinators. There will be...
Storm damage June 2017

Storm damage June 2017

With such high winds and trees in full leaf it is sad to see old friends suffer. A sycamore weakened by disease split in half. It has had extensive tree surgery and might still live a few more years. Meanwhile, we are planting young trees and whips each autumn to...
Lichens 2016

Lichens 2016

This year the first expert identification of lichens was carried out. Ishpi Blatchley, our expert, made an initial survey and then took a small group round to show us what she had found in her 2 hours in the cemetery. We learnt that each lichen is really 2 organisms...
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...