Gardening Group

At last, Spring is here

At last, Spring is here

Working hard on weeding!

Working hard on weeding!

All volunteers are encouraged to join in our gardening activities whether you are aged 8-80!  We are always grateful for an extra pair of hands and no experience is necessary

We welcome ideas and suggestions and value your input whether you are a green fingered expert or complete novice.

We meet on the first Saturday of the month during the growing season (March-November) starting at 11.00am and information on upcoming work is detailed on the website so do keep an eye out and pop along if you can.

A big thank you to Indijana Harper who was the initial driving force to help improve the physical appearance of our area. Through her hard work and tenacity this has now developed into a collective group of residents' keen to build on the momentum.   The gardening group has grown steadily and is now jointly run by Molly Doran and Hilary Reynolds.

Please contact Molly or Hilary if you have any ideas or suggestions and want to help out in any way:

mollydoran@live.co.uk / hilaryareynolds@aol.com

General Overview

The beds on the Crescent Rd mini roundabout (see area 1 on the map on the right) became the responsibility of the PGRA three years ago and are still a work in progress! Haringey Council intended to tarmac the whole area and the PGRA intervened with the offer to pay for and maintain the newly created beds. This is a significant undertaking for a small group of volunteers and it will be some time before we see the results. Initial planting in beds (1) of meadow wildflowers, hedge roses (sweet briar, dog rose, scotch rose) and dogwood was requested by the residents. Unfortunately, this planting proved unsuccessful and weeds colonised the beds.

Community Flower Beds Map

Community Flower Beds Map

We therefore took the decision to make these beds more manageable and aesthetically pleasing. Over the last 3 years we have laid flagstones, added fruit trees & shrubs and planted many bulbs to ensure there is some colour throughout the season

Beds, planters and hanging baskets on the Palace Gates Road Triangle (2 above) have been the PGRA sole responsibility for the past 9 years and are now well established. We shall continue to replant and maintain them in the years ahead

Through funds raised at the Summer fete and membership subscriptions The PGRA spends around £450 on gardening initiatives every year

A big thank you to everyone who comes along and lends a hand. A little effort goes a long way and is appreciated by many.