Queens Park Allotment (active group)


Queens Park Allotment (active group)

Most of the plot is now divided into mini-plots, with individuals each taking responsibility for a numbered mini-plot. 'Garden together' events, where as many members as possible come along are posted on the website regularly. Large tools are provided but please bring your own small trowel, fork and gloves. If you are interested in having a mini-plot, please register on the website and post a comment with your enquiry. 

Location: Queens Park London Kingswood Ave NW6 6SG
Members: 63
Latest Activity: Nov 10

Big Dig March 2013 - "Le Grand Royal Bee Palace Extraordinaire"

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Comment by maggie turp on March 19, 2017 at 19:05

Would any of you gardeners with great veggie- growing knowledge - I'm thinking probably Fausto, Mark, Helen, Sally, Kirsty - be willing to become a 'garden buddy' for a refugee family joining the scheme? No general mentoring for support is involved - they get that via Salusbury Words. It would just be advice - maybe by text - on what seeds can be planted when, what plants have to be started indoors, how soon which seedings can be planted out, and so on. I know you are all busy but please do help if you can. It would be such a nice welcome for each newcomer to be able to consult with one particular person. Can you reply yes or no in the usual way by posting? Cheers, Maggie

Comment by Nilufer on March 19, 2017 at 14:33

Hi Maggie, 

9th April Sunday is best for me. thnks nilufer

Comment by maggie turp on March 18, 2017 at 18:43

Great day's work today - and thanks so much to everyone who came along to help build the beds! 

Thinking about another garden together before the Big Dig, which is on April 22nd this year. 

I can make either day of the weekend 8th and 9th April - three weeks time. 

Can you post which would suit you better, Saturday morning or Sunday morning, then I'll choose the one when most people can come.

Meanwhile, if you haven't dug your plot over, can you do it soon as poss so that the whole area looks a bit more loved!

Cheers, Maggie

Comment by maggie turp on March 13, 2017 at 18:31

Thanks for re-posting this, Nilufer. Not sure if the tap is in the same place - I haven't checked this year but I will check tomorrow and confirm. All the other instructions still work. Re your friend, Frances, it would be great if she wants to continue with the flowers but could you possibly help her to join the group on-line so that she gets the emails about when we are going to meet etc. and can be properly part of the group? Maggie

Comment by Nilufer on March 13, 2017 at 17:14



We finally have a new tap and we can use the hose when we need to. Here's how...

1. Get tap top from shed - it's hanging on a nail on the right-hand side - and fit it on the tap (outside the toilets, if you don't know it.)

2. Pull the hose out from under the door next to the tap and push it on to the tap fitting.

3. Unwind the other end of the hose. It is curled up outside the gates that lead to the yard outside the cafe kitchen. Make sure there are no kinks.

4. Go back to the tap and turn the water on.

5. When you have finished, put the tap top back on the nail in the shed. (Very important, otherwise the whole thing will fall apart again!)

This being a community garden, it is really nice if people hose  vegetables on other plots as well as their own when the have the hose out. And don't forget the runner beans on the tennis court fence. I planted them out yesterday and hopefully we will all get some beans later in the summer.   Copied from Maggie

Comment by maggie turp on March 13, 2017 at 12:26

Hi Abbie and welcome to the group! 

I'm afraid the plots are all taken for this year but I have put you on the waiting list - you are next after Marianne who is also waiting for a plot - and meanwhile you might like to come and meet us and join in some shared activities. We are building 6 new beds designated for refugees this coming Saturday, starting at 10.00 a.m. Will you be around? Best wishes, Maggie

Comment by Abbie kornstein on March 13, 2017 at 12:11
So I'm totally new to this group! I moved out of the area and am now moving back and was looking about and saw all this going on on my doorstep! Can I please be put on a list for a plot. I've been involved in the conmntit gardens down here in Kent and don't want to loose that.....
Comment by maggie turp on March 11, 2017 at 18:18

Good to see some of you up there today! Topsoil is all gone for now, Kate, but there will be more next weekend and more again on Big Dig day mid-April, so you there will be more chances for you to claim some - hopefully plenty for everyone. 

I'm trying to get an idea of numbers for refugee plot construction day next Saturday, 18th, from 10.00 a.m. If you haven't let me know already, would you be kind enough to post and say whether you can be there? Thanks, Maggie

Comment by maggie turp on March 11, 2017 at 18:15

Hi Tiffany, Kirsty, Sally...

Can we meet by the cafe plots please (or in the cafe if raining) and walk over to your plots-to-be together. A couple of things in the cafe area I want to show you...  Maggie

Comment by kate jangra on March 11, 2017 at 13:11

Hi Maggie,

This is all great news - I'm afrain I can't join you on the 18th as I have a prior engagement. I will be there on sunday to put some topsoil on however. Thanks!


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