Monday, 12 January 2009

New Borders for Leabank Square Green!!

Pic: Z


Today Shanthi & myself found some brilliant logs for the borders on the green! We have finished the front section already - and hopefully we will have enough for the whole green.

As all you gardeners know - the watering of the flowers, fruit & veg on the green is a bit tricky - because of the builders rouble underneath. It has created a bow to the green - causing most of the water to run off into the car-park.

These logs should keep almost all the water in the borders - making the soil much better for gardening in.

If anyone else knows where to find some more logs - please shout!!

5 comments:

Steve said...

From recent coppicing activities by HMUG in Wick Woodland there are some green logs laying around in stacks and available for the community to take to put to good use. There are also some birdboxes going spare at the Tree Nursery & Forest Garden.

Leabank Square said...

Hi Steve

Brilliant!! Thanks for this information. We need a bit of both. I made about 20 bird boxes for Leabank Square - but under estimated the demand from the terraces!

It's fantastic to see everyone getting behind the nest preperations! But please make sure (in case I haven't metioned this once or twice) that they are well out of cat reach.

Steve - I've bust the arm for the cycle trailer - so I'll have to wheel a barrow around to the Wick Woodland this weekend sometime.

Also.... can you let me have the dates for the next lot of coppicing again please - I seem to have lost your email. Would it be worth putting up an entry here asking for more volunteers?

Thanks again!
peace
Sóna

Steve said...

Hi Sóna, Both volunteers and visitors from LBS would be most welcome of course. We're next in Wick Woodland Saturday and Sunday 7th & 8th February.
Info of our upcoming activities is always available on the HMUG pages on the Hackney Environment forum website
http://www.hackneyenvironment.org.uk/hm
including contact mobile numbers and email.

steve said...

After another good weather weekend, with just a little still-laying snow, HMUG were coppicing again.
More logs are stacked close by the new dead-wood hedges alongside the embankment below the Eastway Motorway.

Leabank Square said...

Hi Steve

Thanks again!

We're just off to try and get them. Last time someone had got there a bit before us & there was hardly any left.

Thanks for the heads-up!
peace
Sóna