Bumble Bee boy was seen today,Thursday 22nd November,collecting bees in a plastic bottle.He had about 6-8 bees.I asked him what he was doing and he said he just liked collecting them and he would let them go later.He said he would not kill them.I pointed out that it was important that the bees were able to fly freely and pollinate the flowers.He had a bit of foliage in the bottle with the bees.
We are delighted to report a second grant has been awarded by Brockley Assembly for development of horticultural and creative activities in the park during 2019. This will support development of the park as a community resource for horticultural skills exchange, biodiversity improvement and art workshops.
Roses will be renewed in two more beds courtesy of Glendale; wildflower seeds will be sown in the narrow strip beside the cycle track and a trial bed will be made for the Deptford Pink.
Creative workshops led by local artists will happen in May and June. Sign up to the mailing list for regular updates or look out for notices on the park hut and around the park.
Images: Deptford Pink (Dianthus Armeria), Bernd Haynold Wikimedia Commons;Planting Group in Action; Heron, Redstart Arts.
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History of the Stephen Lawrence site
The Stephen Lawrence Centre is on the site of the Thames Water Building which stood here form 1805.The water for the area was taken from the Ravensbourne river which fed into a reservoir which would have been where the duckpond is now.Before that it was John Evelyns water mill,one of many mills along the Ravensbourne river.