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Windows to Nature

Over the coming weeks, we are going to be improving and creating more wildlife habitats around the gardens. We will be making and putting up bird nesting boxes, bat boxes and solitary bee homes.  We will also place webcams in a few. This is all part of a Postcode Local Trust funded BPCG project called ‘Windows to […]

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Last of the 2020 Harvests

Last week in the garden, we harvested our last root veg of 2020.  These are Oca, the gorgeous little red tubers with the attractive (and edible) clover like foliage which we grow in our perennial veg bed. Oca is sometimes referred to as one of the “lost crops of the Incas,” because it’s still mostly […]

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BPCG at Home

In 2021, we want to grow and sell lots more house plants to raise funds for the charity. To do this, we need to develop some stock plants over the winter period on our heated mats in the greenhouses.  Come the Spring, we will be able to grow many ‘babies’ from these.  The plants we are […]

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Inside/Outside

This week, we will be starting our big winter greenhouse clean. It’s the best time of year to do this because we have very few plants growing in them now. We will clean the windows to remove limescale. This will bring even more light inside for the plants. We will also clean the staging with a […]

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Working up an Alternate Nativity

This week in the garden, we will be working on all the fantastic willow that Lambeth kindly let us have from the prunings of the childrens’ willow tunnel in the park playground. We will make bases for Christmas wreaths and we are also going to make willow sculptures of farm animals, the odd reindeer – and […]

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