Derek – Thursday 12th April

It’s a chilly, overcast day, no more than 12˚ C. It’s no surprise that I see no flying insects; I am sure the cold weather grounds them. The pond has a solitary pond skater on the surface, but has lots of tadpoles in the clear water which is full to the brim due to all the recent rain. The first …

Derek – Thursday 5th April

It’s a warm sunny day on the first Thursday afternoon the garden has been open in 2018. The garden is tidy after the winter clear up and the new shed, donated by the library, is amid the waisthigh buddleia. There are two great tits on a feeder in the children’s area. In the pond, there’s frog spawn in three stages. …

Welcome to the first blog post

Welcome to the first blog post of Forest Gate Community Garden.   Each week one of our volunteers will contribute to our blog, reporting on progress, events and news related to the Community Garden and the wider community.   We hope you enjoy the blog and if you would like to contribute, volunteer, support or hire the Forest Gate Community …