At the Glowing Cemetery event 10 December at West Norwood Cemetery, we’ve once again been invited to run free workshops. (Thank you, Kim Hart!) You’ll create a mini Christmas wreath on a 6″ base with fresh evergreen foliage, bedecked with ribbon bows and seasonal trimmings. All materials for making the wreath will be provided. You can hang your finished wreath from your door, in a window or use as a table decoration. Bring along a friend or two and have a great time learning how…Continue Reading “Make a Christmas Wreath”

This year’s late summer show at St Luke’s church SE27 is on Saturday 2 September.  Admission is free and everyone, members and non-members, is warmly invited. It’s a fun event and we aim to have a category for everyone to enter – from fruit and veg to hanging baskets, floral art and houseplants. There’s also a hotly contested domestic section, prizes for photography and a special children’s section. So if you have an allotment, a garden, a few pots or a home full of houseplants, why not…Continue Reading “Late Summer Show 2 September”

September’s Heritage Festival has a terrific range of walks, talks, tours and exhibitions exploring our local history. And there’s plenty for keen gardeners to get their (gardening) forks into. Amongst the offerings are: Organisers Lambeth Local History Forum say: This is one of our most varied festivals ever, with events taking place all around the borough, all through September. The Local History Fair this year is on Saturday, 2nd September in the West Norwood Library and Picturehouse. (September 2nd is also the day of our Late…Continue Reading “Lambeth Heritage Festival 2-30 September”

Open Gardens is now in full swing up and down the country. See Dulwich Gardens Open for Charity for details of Dulwich events. Several LHS members will be showing.  On Sunday 25 June, LHS member David Whyte is opening his garden for the National Garden Scheme. The garden focuses on structure and careful planting. The sloping garden is 30m long, and 18m wide at the rear. Perennials and shrubs and a hot colour border mix it with a kitchen garden of raised beds and soft fruits. David’s garden…Continue Reading “Open Gardens – 25 June in Herne Hill”

The Gardening Club at West Norwood’s Cheviot Extra Care Homes this afternoon planted five large pots for spring. The displays included fragrant rose bushes, rosemary, narcissi, iris reticulata and pansies. Later on, the bulbs and shrubs will be moved and replanted in the grounds where they can flourish for years to come. We’ve been helping Theresa and the lovely, enthusiastic volunteers at Cheviot to set up a Gardening Club since November last year. Guess what? It’s flourishing! Theresa O’Neill, Activities Coordinator, said: “Residents had great…Continue Reading “Cheviot Gardening Club’s Clever Spring Pots”