April 2018 Blog Posts (2)

The Big Dig 2018 - Queens Park Allotment

My daughter holds a caterpillar in her hand, determined to take the pale, earth covered creature home as a newly beloved addition to our family. She proudly introduces  ‘Pillar’ around the group of gardeners who, taking a rest from shovelling farm yard manure onto the allotment beds,  lean on tool handles and smile indulgently in turn. We all wonder whether it will become a moth or a butterfly, and we all want it far, far away from our budding vegetable plots.…

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Added by Helene Latey on April 24, 2018 at 20:36 — No Comments

Kilburn Tube Station Planters - New Plantings

Standing with my two feet firmly stationed on the brick walls of the raised bed, I bend down, grab the underside of the large root ball and lift a sage plant high up into my arms, dirt loosening and crumbling down beneath it. The herb has reached shrub like proportions and I can barely see around its woody stems as I cradle its mass against my chest. As I jump…

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Added by Helene Latey on April 24, 2018 at 20:15 — No Comments

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