They think its all over…

Winter is a time for rethinking and exploring – gardening never stops. You can plan for next year, try out a new method of gardening, and reset. Things you could do physically in the garden would be: Set up a no-dig bed to save watering in Summer 2021 Plant fruit trees, bare root roses, and fruit bushes Sort out your Continue Reading

And the winners are……

If you have been waiting with baited breath for the announcements of the winners for the 2020 Walworth Community Garden Network Show then you need wait no longer. The winners for Animal Sculpture, Garden Creatures, Best Flower and Best Fruit/Veg have been announced on our special Garden Show page. Prizes will be winging their way to the luck winners on Continue Reading

Online garden show

It’s been a strange year so far. But the pandemic hasn’t stopped things from growing and it hasn’t stopped Walworth Community Garden Network organising its first and possibly not last ONLINE GARDEN SHOW. SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 1.30 – 3.30pm  and there are loads of things for the whole family to do. 1.30 – 2.30 pm ‘Gardens of the Imagination’ Children’s Continue Reading

Growing at home

How to use toilet rolls to make seed pots – yes that is right you can use the humble toilet roll cardboard centre to make wonderful seed pots which are especially good for beans and peas. You can also make your own pots from newspaper or use egg boxes. All the ideas and instructions are here Growing in small spaces Continue Reading

It’s all happening online!

Now we are all confined to our own small spaces be that a balcony, garden or window ledge, we need to hear other people talking about gardening top tips and tricks. There’s a wealth of knowledge online but finding it can sometimes be tricky. Here’s a selection of podcasts and some short videos. Hackney Herbal and Cordwainers Grow will be Continue Reading

Spring Excitement

and no we are not going to mention the C word….. From spring bulbs on balconies to fruit trees starting out, and the rosemary in bloom everything is waking up from its winter slumber. It never fails to spark wonder as the green shoots burst forth in February and then we are inundated with bright colours from March on wards. Continue Reading

Time to get out your pots & pans

Yes you read that correctly. This is the time of year when your pots and pans get to come outside and make some noise as it is wassailing time in the orchards around the UK.  Wassailing is an ancient custom that was initially  a drink and the word comes from the Anglo-Saxon phrase ‘waes hael’, which means good health. The Continue Reading

Roots and All a better way to listen

I came across the website rootsandall quite by accident and was drawn in by the eye catching logo and the promise of free podcasts. After listening to the first one I was hooked. Sarah’s soft London accent immediately links her into the place where we all grow and you know she is just as concerned with gardening in an urbanised Continue Reading

A Bloody Marvel!

With a seven year plan and an aim to produce a robust wide-gene-pool lettuce, more resistant to London’s urban growing conditions, artist Richard Galpin set out breed and save seed for a new Walworth grown variety. Now entering year five the Bloody Marvel is looking for new homes and new growers to trial it for 2020. A stunning variety of Continue Reading