Roehampton Garden Society


News from Putney Community Gardens

The gardening course: is back on this Sunday from 10am – 12 at Boyd Court (SW15 3DD) with Martin Cobley. This week (17th June) we’ll be looking at the composition of soil and maintaining healthy compost. If we have time we’ll be diagnosing our wormery and looking to nursing it back to health.

Watering: is needed! It’s getting hot and the beds could do with an extra watering every now and then. So if you’d like to help out, either at the beds or at the orchard or both, drop us a line and we can talk you and walk you through it. Some of the core gardeners will be away for some time over the summer so any extra hands on deck would be swell.

Youth workshops: On the 25th and 26th of June, together with Regenerate Youth Club, we’re running a couple of gardening sessions with young people from Putney Ark Academy in our community garden. If you’d like to volunteer to support these sessions, please do get in touch.

Sunday gardening: sessions are still on weekly from 10am-12. Meet us at the orchard on the corner of Carlslake Road and Tildesley Road.

Finally, look out for us in this month’s Homelife Magazine! Contact us at info@putneycommunitygardens.org


Summer Show 2018 – 16th June – Schedule and Entry Form

Mariangela’s best flowers

All grown in Roehampton!

It’s time for the RGS Summer Show – let’s hope the sunshine brings out some wonderful produce.

There are some interesting new categories – so please check out the schedule of exhibits and entry form below.

We look forward to seeing you on 16th June at St. Margaret’s Church Hall.

If you can help with:
  • transporting tables from the store on the Friday evening
  • general help on the day
  • baking a cake for the refreshments stall
  • donating items for the raffle or bottle tombola
  • donating surplus seedlings or produce
please contact Carol Martinez through rgs.sw15@gmail.com .
Summer Show entry form here and the Schedule for entries here

Please come along and support, see the entries, meet your fellow allotmenteers, have a cup of tea and home-made cake and relax and enjoy the afternoon. See you there!


Gardeners Question Time 22nd June

RHS specialists can help!

Come to our own Gardeners Question Time on Saturday 22nd June at Roehampton Cricket Club, Putney Heath. 6.45 for 7.30pm.

Discuss all areas of allotment gardening with our very knowledgeable experts:

Please email rgs.sw15@gmail.com to register interest as numbers are limited.

 


All about Hedgehogs – 22nd April 2018

Hedgehogs need our help. There are few left in central London, and our allotment sites could provide a safe haven.

A free talk by the London Wildlife Trust will tell you how to encourage hedgehogs in your allotment or garden.

Do come along – 22nd April, 1p.m. at the Store, Site 2. Please reserve your place by emailing brennalattimore@gmail.com or signing up in the store

Find out more about how to help London hedgehogs at http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/hedgehog-help


All about the RGS Shredder – March 18th 11.30am.

Demonstration of the RGS Shredder
Sunday 18 March 11.30am at the STORE
You may know that there is a large electrical SHREDDER on site 2 (near the Store) that has been out of order for a while. However it has recently been serviced by one of our plot holders, John Ireland, and is ready for use.

John has agreed to show plot holders how to use the shredder properly to prevent the problems that plagued it in the past. Only plot holders who have had this explained to them will be allowed to use the shredder.

If you are unable to come along on Sunday 18 March there will be further opportunities available later. Please let us know if you would be interested.
Shredded waste material makes wonderful compost!


Incredible Edible Seed Swap at the Garden Museum 27th Jan

The newly renovated GARDEN MUSEUM next to Lambeth Palace is running a
FREE SEED SWAP event on Sat 27 Jan 1.00-3.00pm (no booking required).

What will you grow in 2018?

Start getting your ideas together and swap seeds, seedlings or small
plants with other gardeners.

You can bring seeds that you have saved from your own plants or packets
of seeds to split. We will also have some seeds to buy and Franchi Seeds
have generously supplied us with some free seeds to share too.

On the day you can also hear from a local seed saver about the best ways
to save and store seed.
The Garden Museum
5 Lambeth Palace Road
London SE1 7LB
The Garden Museum also has several interesting exhibits: find out more here