Bumble Bee species have had a rough time over the last decades, as they have lost many of their traditional habitats such as hedgerows and wildflowers. However, the lavender in the Community Garden has attracted literally hundreds of the endearing creatures, and even with our less than trained eye we could distinguish several different kinds, all mingling within the lavender growing in abandon.
Best viewing point is the bench, once you sit down, rest and let your eyes wander you'll find the bushes buzzing with bees.
Life on Hornsey Park Road has been plagued with problems including noise, pollution and crumbling pavements, on top of this there appears to be a lack of strategic vision for the future. Council Leader Peray Ahmet and a few of her fellow councillors came to discuss the issues with our representatives.
Eight of us got out before the rain last Saturday. We cut back a lot of growth at the Lavender Garden ready for winter. Most of what we cleared has now gone down for composting. By John Miles
The loss of trees is becoming an issue locally. The wonderful false acacia at the junction of Mayes Road and Coburg Road was removed because it ‘had a fungus’ - just in time for the planning application to build on the petrol station site beside it.
Photo: The gardening team – John. Ben, Polly and John – out on a Saturday morning
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