Category: Gardening

August 6, 2018
The lime-trees are a-changin’

We were out on Saturday watering and clearing up. You may have noticed the new lighting the Mall have installed under our second mural beneath Sky City. They’ve also put in a second tap to help us with the beds and planters close to the zebra crossing where Hornsey Park Road and Mayes Road meet. […]

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June 1, 2018
Welcoming the lavender... and the bees

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd 2018 from 10am to midday The lavender garden is at the junction of Hornsey Park Road and Clarendon Road close to Turnpike Lane. All welcome!

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May 21, 2018
Streets matter in Hornsey Park

Now the local election is settled it’s a good time to review where we are up to in the neighbourhood. In July council officers will report to the new Cabinet on the outcome of the latest consultation on the Wood Green Area Action Plan. There have been some recent successes in challenging the AAP: plans […]

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October 27, 2017
Small successes on the street – with a little help from Veolia

Thanks to Veolia we have been successfully managing the leaf-fall from the lime-trees on Hornsey Park Road. For the last fortnight our street-cleaner has, with great determination, been collecting and bagging them on his twice weekly visits. PMRA collected much of the early fall - lime-trees break down very well to make leaf-mould - and […]

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September 27, 2017
The greening of Hornsey Park: help needed

Suppose the area filled up with butterflies and bees. Hedgehogs reappeared. And bats. Air quality improved. Back gardens spoke to public open space (and ‘non-space’) and vice-versa. The Moselle Brook was something you could see and sit beside. If that’s part of your vision for the area we need your time and assistance. Following next […]

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May 5, 2017
It's springtime – join us for some community gardening

The following is part of a presentation given by PMRA to the recent Team Noel Park Community Open Day. Download the PDF of the presentation here: Noel Park Community Event 11-03-17 Community Gardening The Lavender Garden, Hornsey Park Road, N8 Despite its name, Hornsey Park has no park so, since 2010 PMRA has been both creating and […]

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February 26, 2017
Fighting back the Knotweed Invasion

Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant that is difficult and expensive to eradicate. Although permissible to grow, there is a legal requirement to ensure that it does not spread onto neighbouring land. (See link to RHS https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=218 ) The presence of Japanese Knotweed is noted in house surveys for mortgages and is likely to reduce […]

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February 1, 2017
One year on - PMRA in new territory? Time to get involved!

With a general meeting coming up on February 8th it might be useful to look back twelve months to the one we held a year ago on January 27th 2016. Charlotte Levey came from Haringey’s Neighbourhood Action Team to talk about the plans for the council to link up with local residents groups through Team […]

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December 22, 2016
Lavender Garden awarded Certificate of Merit

Community Gardeners Dorothy Rose, Noreen Johnstone and John Miles receive a Haringey in Bloom Certificate of Merit on behalf of PMRA at Sunshine Garden Centre on 19th December, 2016 as our community gardening group notches up 10 years.   The certificate was awarded to the Lavender Garden, created by PMRA on neglected ground at the […]

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November 2, 2016
Lavender, rose and lime - remembering Paul Walker 31/10/2016

This year Saturday’s ‘Cropping the Lavender’ had a special resonance. Our wonderful community garden at the junction of Clarendon and Hornsey Park Road needed its final trim of the autumn. We completed that quickly and went on to cut back the bushes to make it easier to sweep the pavement. We reduced some of the […]

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