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The Great Compost Giveaway by Harrow Council in May 2013

Our Harrow in LEAF Rep for Yeading Avenue allotments was recently asked by Harrow Council to let our members know about the planned Free Compost days planned for May 2013.

The dates and times are as follows:

Thursday 9th May between 9:30am and 12 noon at Kenton Recreation Ground, Carlton Avenue car park.

Friday 10th May between 9.30am and 12 noon at Roxeth Recreation Ground, Eastcote Road car park

Saturday 11th May between 12 noon and 4pm at Harrow Civic Centre, Visitors Car Park

You can take your own bag and have it filled for FREE.

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Published: 6th Apr 2013             Information provided by C Tilbury, Yeading Avenue Allotments

Bentley Priory Nature Reserve - User Survey 2013.

FBPNR At a recent Greener Harrow meeting, Friends of Bentley Priory Nature Reserve secretary Linda Robinson announced the launch of an on-line User Survey :

"We are trying to get a clearer picture of who uses Bentley Priory open space, and what people think of it, so that we can feed views and ideas into the Management Committee and the Council. With any luck the findings can also be used in some potential applications for project funding. So, if you ever visit Bentley Priory or know others who do, I would really appreciate it if you could complete the survey yourself and spread the word among your colleagues.

It's easy to answer the ten simple questions

Please give it a go if you can.

You may remain anonymous if you prefer. "

Click here to take the User Survey........

Paper copies of survey are also available from the Friends of Bentley Priory Nature Reserve.

You are invited to attend the Friends' AGM on April 18th at 7.15pm see more details in the Events Diary for April.

Published: 16th Mar 2013

Belmont Horticultural Society - 2013 Show Guide available - new Chairperson.

There have been some changes on the Belmont Horticultural Society Committee, following the resignation of Mr. Derek Osborne from the Chairman's position. The new Honorary Chairperson is Miss M. A. Richardson.

Derek, however, has accepted the position of President of Belmont Horticultural Society.

Further information and copies of the B.H.S. 2013 Show Guide are now available from the Honorary Secretary - Mrs. S. Hazell (Tel: 0208 424 2098).

The Show dates are held in our Events Diary.
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Published: 16th Feb 2013

Harrow Council strike deal to enlarge Stanmore Country Park by 69 acres.

In case you missed this news from the Harrow Council Website:

"Stanmore Country Park will open its gates in December next year for the public to enjoy some of the most panoramic views of London for the first time ever. Visitors will be able to take in the Shard in Southwark, Wembley Stadium, the BT Telecom Tower in Westminster , the London Eye in Lambeth, and Big Ben."

"It is anticipated that the works to the Country Park extension will enable public access to be available by the end of December 2013."

The council have been able to increase the size of the country park by 69 acres following the release of the lease on Wood Farm in 2012.

Full details of this development are on the Harrow Council website

Published: 16th Feb 2013


Spread over the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, the public will have the opportunity to see what is normally private when 20 local gardens kindly open their gates for charity.

Midsummer Gardens stretches from Hatch End, Pinner, Northwood, Moor Park, Ruislip, Eastcote across to Denham.

“Six are brand new to the event and one belongs to a Chelsea Gold Medal winner. There will be plant sales, traditional English afternoon teas, art and many more reasons to join us.” commented Warren Reeves, one of the event organisers.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be split between five local charities. Individual gardens will be raising further funds for charities or organisations of their choice. Tickets for the whole weekend are priced at £10.00 which includes entry into a prize draw. They will be on sale from Easter weekend.

Available from Ducks Hill Garden Centre or by telephone to:

01923 829977 Northwood
01923 451616 Pinner/Hatch End
01895 677925 Ruislip

For further information and pictures of the gardens visit: www.midsummergardens.com

Published: 9th Feb 2013

Please, please help Wiseworks by supporting them with your practical gardening knowledge during horticulture lessons? A couple of rewarding hours a week.

Wiseworks, a local mental health charity are looking for volunteers with gardening experience to help out for a couple of hours a week with supporting the teaching of horticulture. They are not looking for a "gardening expert" but someone enthusiastic enough to provide some practical help during lessons given by Wiseworks staff.

Harrow in LEAF recently donated a greenhouse and now we would like your help to donate some experience in gardening and allotments.

Please click on the heading above for further details.

If you would like to help, please contact Harrow in LEAF on 07968 417367, via our "contact us" page or email: info@harrowinleaf.org.uk.

Published: 9th Feb 2012

Kitchen Gardener Show
ARE YOU THE COMPLETE KITCHEN GARDENER? A chance to appear and compete on a new BBC2 gardening program....

The deadline for applications is 9am on the 8th of March 2013.

Harrow in LEAF have been contacted by a TV production company, who are looking for competitors to take part in a new BBC2 Gardening Competition Show.......

"I’m contacting you from Silver River Productions where we’re producing a new primetime Gardening Programme for BBC2 that we’d love to tell you guys about , and wondered if you could put on your notice boards at the allotments or maybe email to any of your allotment holders that you look after in Harrow?"

"The programme will be an exciting and stimulating series which will reveal all the wonderful possibilities that can be unlocked from one patch of earth. From vegetables to fruits and flowers, this programme will illustrate that gardens aren’t just for sitting in!

We are looking for pairs of contestants who have the skills and the dedication to compete to be the nation's best kitchen gardener. Someone who can cultivate the perfect carrot, make their green tomatoes into award winning chutney and turn their dahlias and sweet peas into floral arrangements fit for a Queen.

We would like to hear from people who believe they have the skills to compete and are interested in featuring in our series. I’d be really would be grateful if you could spread the word in newsletters, e-mail outs, social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter or of course in person to friends and family. It couldn’t be easier, all you need to do is email grow@silverriver.tv for an application form or download the
attached flyer.

It would be great if someone from the Harrow area were to take part and maybe go on to win!!!!!!!!

Please feel free to download the attached .pdf flyer and place on your noticeboards, forward on to your Society's members or pass on to friends and family.

Published: 8th Feb 2013

Allotment Regeneration Initiative ended on 31/10/2012

Celebrating 10 Years of Allotment Regeneration!

On the 31st of October 2012 the ARI Programme, which has helped to revive interest in allotments and food growing across the UK reached its natural conclusion. However, help is still available so visit the ARI website for further details.

Published: 20th Oct 2012

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