The Great Walworth Plant Swap

On Saturday 20th May, we teamed up again with the members of The Walworth Society, to bring a plant swap to the garden of St. Peter’s Church. Vegetable seedlings, young fruit bushes and house plant cuttings were all available to locals, as well as some veg and Hollyhock seeds. We had a couple of unusual plants such as black current Continue Reading

Walworth Plant Swap 2021!

We are very excited to announce another Plant Swap this year on May 22nd 11am – 1pm at St Peter’s Church Garden, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH In 2020 despite Covid a plant swap went ahead which was hugely successful. This year we are delighted to team up with members of the Walworth Society to swap plants and get people Continue Reading

Have you tuned into the London Natural History Society Talks yet?

If not? Why not? They have something for everyone coming up and they are available to watch later on their YouTube channel. These amazing talks will take you into the world of pollinators, slugs, weeds and birds. A couple of talks we can recommend are: More than Weeds: The Flora of London’s Pavements with Sophie Leguil – a weed or Continue Reading

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

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

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

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