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  • Our Frog – 29th October, 2023

    Sunday was our Welcoming Winter celebration. It came in with a blast of rain over most of the day. We put up three gazebos, one for the children’s area, one for the…

  • Honeysuckle Berries – Saturday 14th October, 2023

    It’s a cold day, the breeze adding a chill. Spates of sunshine warm us up, but they don’t last long as the sky is full of drifting cloud. This is autumn seasonal…

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    Sycamore – Sunday 1st October, 2023

    A tree makes news! How beautiful, how sad. I am of course referring to the sawing down of the tree in Sycamore Gap along Hadrian’s Wall. A tree made famous by its…

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    Dancers – Sunday 24th September, 2023

    Last Sunday, around 60 of us came to the garden, to hear music in celebration of the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah. We listened to the violinist Adriana Cristea playing traditional Jewish…

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    Hawthorn – Sunday 17th September, 2023

    It is autumn, or as, they say in the US, fall, an apt name as the big signifier is falling leaves. Meteorological autumn began on September 1st, astrological autumn in a few…

  • Garden Crucifix Spider – Saturday 9th September, 2023

    We have our standpipe. Thames Water put in the meter and piping, ready for us to fix a standpipe which we did midweek. It was quite an effort getting through the concrete…

  • Cyanotypes – Saturday, 2 September 2023

    On Bank Holiday Monday, we had a celebration in the garden. Some fried vegetables from the raised beds were shared around, we had a plant sale, drawing for children and cyanotype printing.…

  • Art on the Street – Saturday 26th Aug, 2023

    Forest Gate Community Garden Saturday, 26 August 2023 We have two cherry trees at the front of the garden. The larger of the two may be 50 years or more old.  It…

  • Helicopters – Sunday 13th August, 2023

    100s of sycamore seeds are dangling from our two sycamore trees. They have mostly lost any green colour, now light brown, and are in pairs connected at the ‘heads’ with the wings…

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    Honey Bee in Marigold – Sunday August 6th, 2023

    There are many honey bees about the garden. In the hollyhocks, around the globe thistles and deep in the penstemons. Though, you often see a bee head into a flower and immediately…