Harrow in LEAF create "temporary nature reserve" for wildlife and friendly bees - a lockdown initiative.
With the current restrictions on the gathering of groups and with individuals isolating for their own safety there is no hunger to cut the grass outside our HQ Cabin.
We shall therefore only be cutting a path around a central grass/wildflower area to allow car access in and out.
This central area of grass will be allowed to grow until such time as we resume large events/meetings again.
Hopefully some wild flowers will grow for the local pollinators to enjoy!
Within this "temporary reserve" there will also be a new permanent pond that Harrow in LEAF started to create in 2019 as part of our "Caring for Wildlife" initiative.
With garden centres open again with social distancing in place, it has been possible to purchase and install some oxygenating plants.
The beekeepers have also included a floating deck for their bees to relax on and take the waters.
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18th April 2020: Government tells Councils "parks must stay open......read more>
Harrow Council's social distance advice:
For all allotmenteers and Open Space visitors
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Harrow in LEAF's Plant Sale 2020 planned for May is cancelled along with many other events around Harrow
due to the C-19 pandemic.......
This decision is made in line with Harrow Council's guidelines "Following the latest advise from Government on Coronavirus,
we have taken the decision to postpone all organised meetings, processions and events at our parks and public areas."
We are informed that Hatch End Horticultural Society have cancelled their April and May talks and Hardy Plants Middlesex Group
have had to cancel their Passionate About Plants event.
We suspect that other groups are doing likewise so it is best to check directly with them via their own websites.
Our Big Plant Sale will return in May 2021.......
At this time it is difficult to know whether the Harrow in LEAF Show 2020 in August will take place and in fact we
must wait for a decision by the organisers of The Headstone Village Show to hear if the Museum grounds will be open.
Should we have to postpone this year's show, those of you who have copies of printed 2020 Show Schedules please hold on to them
as it is likely the 2020 Classes will stand for 2021.
Luckily, most of us are a community of gardeners or allotmenteers and isolating may give us the time to get on with our passion for these activities.
Harrow in LEAF wish you all the best over the coming period, take care
Planned events are being cancelled due to the C-19 pandemic.
Our 2020 Plant Sale
Sow & Harvest Guide
Courtesy of Newton Park HS.....
What to do on your allotment or in your garden at this time.
Be sensible, follow the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, STAY 2 METRES APART please.......
SAVE OUR BEES
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Harrow in LEAF's "Guide for New Allotment Holders" is now available on-line
Yes, our excellent Guide is now available via the "Allotment Guidelines" button on the top Menu above - or just click on this front page image.
Published: 11th Nov 2011
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