Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Hedge Planting & Guided Tree Walk - Saturday 16th March

Nicola from the Brockley Society has emailed to let us know about a planned hedge planting happening in Hilly Fields adjacent to the orchard we planted this Saturday (16th). If any transitioners would like to help with the planting please go along. Additionally there is also a guided tree walk around the park from 1pm. See poster below for more details:

Monday, 11 March 2013

Brockley Common Update

On Sunday 24th February a couple of volunteers helped carry out a quick tidy up of the edible garden and the planting of sweet peas, rhubarb and herbs including Thyme and Rosemary. The Artichokes seem to have suffered somewhat by the contractors constructing the new cycle shelter as they decided to use and cut some of the paving slab stepping stones to replace others near to the cycle shelter and in the process trampled all over the artichokes..sigh. There is lots of lambs lettuce available to pick and it would appear that the fruit bushes planted late last year have taken. The garden has also gained a seat in the form of a cut tree trunk which used to live in one of the cafes on Coulgate Street and was kindly donated to Brockley Common so take a seat and contemplate the next time you're there...

The garden post tidy up and planting
The Brockley Cross Action Group were also on site and we helped them to tidy up the larger beds as well as taking down some of the fencing where the planting is now well-established. At the recent BXAG meeting it was suggested that gardening sessions become a regular monthly event. More news on that and other Brockley Common items to follow...