Category Archives: Wildlife

Perivale Wood Open Day

Hurrah! Perivale Wood’s Annual Open Day is here again! Sunday 27th April, from 10am until 4:30pm. Entrance between 36 and 38 Sunley Gardens, Perivale, UB6 7PE. As well as the lovely spectacle of thousands of bluebells in the woods, members … Continue reading

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Doing the Radbourne Walk

Christina and Simon from the Ealing Dean Allotment Society came and talked to us at our February meeting last night about their exciting plans for the strip of land bordering their allotments. Inspired by an article in the press, about … Continue reading

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Growing your own Annual Wild-Flower Mini-Meadow Guide

Now the New Year is firmly (or should that be soggily?) bedded in, it’s high time time to start making plans for the garden. Looking forward to another year of mowing that pointless piece of lawn out front, or constantly … Continue reading

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Perivale Wood Open Day

Perivale Wood is a Local Nature Reserve and not normally open to the Public; however there is an Open Day 10:00 to 16:30 on 29th April 2012, when you will be able to explore the Wood, and find out more … Continue reading

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Ragwort

Ragwort¬†is a¬†pretty yellow flower related to sunflowers, and you’ve probably seen some growing in a field or verge: it’s certainly been pretty common in West London this year. What you’ve probably heard about Ragwort is that it is toxic to … Continue reading

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Open Garden Squares: Alara Permaculture Forest Garden

Alara (yes them of the scrumptious organic breakfast cereals!) have transformed one of the more unlikely spaces around Kings Cross into a Forest Garden, growing surely some of the most exotic food in London. On an otherwise grim industrial park, … Continue reading

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Reducing water use and effort spent watering

It’s a while yet, but soon you’ll have a bunch of thirsty vegetable plants on the plot, requiring your attention and just the right amount of water! Actually, if you remember, last spring was exceptionally dry: it was the driest … Continue reading

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