Our Christmas party is coming up!  It’s 6pm to 8pm on Friday 14th December at the Greenhouses.  Cat’s going to bring her violin along to accompany a little carol singing. All other instrumentalists welcome.  On the ‘playlist’ so far

Silent Night

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Lord of the Dance

Havah Nagila  – Let us rejoice

But songs from all traditions are welcome.  Let Cat know your favourites!  And if you can bring words/music in advance, that would be fantastic. We can photocopy them at BPCG.

Getting up to BPCG at this time, wise people have pointed out that some may be nervous about walking up through the park on their own in the dark. So here’s the plan. Gather at the Lido gate Between 6pm and 6.20pm. The Lido Gate is the pedestrian gate next to the vehicle entrance to the Lido car park.  At least one BPCG-er will be there to gather up groups to walk up to the greenhouses together. The path is lit but it’s not a bad idea to bring a torch or make sure your torch app is downloaded onto your charged up phone.

If you can, please bring a bottle and/or something to eat. If you can’t, don’t worry, just bring yourself!  We will have plenty.  And warm mulled things are guaranteed to be simmering and smelling delicious by the time you arrive!

  1. For those who were thinking of coming to the Prince Regent afterwards. DON’T, because it’s fully booked for other private parties and will be closed.  So let’s just party at BPCG! 

Enough of the party….Thanks for all your comments on Cat’s Draft Garden plan. Please keep them coming. We are assimilating all your comments and will publish a second draft plan soon.

A few nice workshops coming up at BPCG.

On Saturday 8th December 10.30am to 12.30pm, there’s a Winter Warmer for children where they can learn to make an orange pomander, winter warming drinks and a winter crown.  Book here

On Sunday 16th December 11am to 1pm, it’s Cat’s third Edible Garden Year workshop   Apple and pear pruning, hardwood cuttings from currants and winter veg harvesting are all on the menu this week. It’s free, but book here

On Wednesday 19th December in the morning, there’s a Natural Craft Christmas session for Home Schoolers to make natural christmas decorations and enjoy winter warming drinks.  Book here

In other news, for any Lambeth resident btw 16 and 30, Walworth City Farm are offering free training at QCF Level 2 in Work Based Horticulture. For contact details go here  or telephone 0207 582 2652.

Hope to see you in the gardens this week for more December tidying and tucking up of the garden for the chilly months to come.  There’s leaves to sweep and beds to mulch. And it’s time to start on the end of season clean-up of the upper greenhouse in readiness for tip-top ‘haughty-cultural’ hygiene for 2019’s new growing season.