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 pea’s. 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

Getting Ready for Winter

The training season has started with two sessions last weekend. The first was held at Caspian Street Allotments with the wonderful and diverse PACT group lead by Layla. We had a great mix of families and ages looking at how to prepare the allotment for winter, how they might alter the layout to make it easier for families to garden, Continue Reading

Training Time

We are reaching that time of year when the garden begins to go to sleep and we can gradually drift away for a few months….But no now is exactly the right time to get through jobs you have been putting off and some Love my garden, Love me time by getting some training in. Here at WCGN we are offering Continue Reading

For a second time

After a very successful show in the summer we are back for our now annual Autumn show in conjunction with Nursery Row Park on Saturday 28th September from 1.30pm till 4.30pm with lots of free activities. Have you tried our now famous flower crown making? You might win a prize for your efforts. This year we are also introducing vegetable Continue Reading