A festive wreath workshop

There wasn’t a spare seat in the house for our wreath making workshop on 6th December 2022. Issy Crossman from The Flower Appreciation Society led proceedings with a wreath demonstration and then it was down to everyone to have a go at making their own. Irene Slegt brought a huge pile of willow to weave …

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Blooms, Bakes and Barks – de Beauvoir Show 2022 winners

Last Sunday, De Beauvoir Gardeners held their much missed annual Show, which had not been held in 2020 and 2021 because of Covid. It was a joyful occasion humming with activity, with a competition for entries of flowers, veg, baking, preserving and arts in St. Peter’s Church; tea and cakes in the crypt café; over …

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Virtual (and real) gardening

1. Practical gardening at our next virtual meeting Our next meeting on 2nd June will feature a series of practical gardening clips with a chance for discussion after each. Subjects include clematis, dead heading roses, the Chelsea chop and how to sharpen secateurs. An invitation has been sent to members but please email us if …

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Spring gardening

COVID-19 I have updated this post since it was first published on March 12th to take into account the current situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and government advice about social distancing. Our April meeting on 7th April is now cancelled. We hope to bring you Annie Chipchase later in the year and will advise on …

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De Beauvoir Flower and Produce Show 2019

Flowers, fruit, veg, dogs… and next up birds!

We were blessed with fabulous weather for the this year’s Flower and Produce show. All the worry about buying in too many ice-lollies was for nothing. We sold them all along with enough cake to feed several armies. If you came along we hope you enjoyed yourselves and if you missed it there are some …

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More Photos!!!

Another successful Flower and Produce Show. A big thank you to everyone who participated and supported Sunday’s event. Here are all the wonderful winners... The Rose Bowl The highest number of points in the first two categories, i.e. flowers and home-grown vegetables and fruit. Won by Carolyn Marcus. The Silver Tankard The person with the highest number …

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Annual walkabout – London Fields and Dalston

For those of you who missed it here are some pics from last night’s lovely walkabout which was impeccably organised by Nancy. Gardens included Tigger’s abundant strip of heaven, a herb filled front garden in Richmond Road and a windy rooftop oasis amongst the new developments at Dalston Cross.

Planting of the Month

The De Beauvoir Gardeners are delighted to see the new interest in planting up areas in public view making the neighbourhood a more pleasant place. We would like to give these some recognition by awarding a monthly prize of £25 for the ‘Planting of the month’. A planting can be any space, which can be …

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All the Winners!

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who entered this year’s show and helped make such a wonderful display. Here’s the list of prizewinners: CUP WINNERS Maggie Hendrick won the Rose Bowl for the most prizes in Flowers / Fruit and veg, Annie Blackmore won the Silver Tankard for the most prize winners …

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Pre-Entry for flower and Produce Show!

The De Beauvoir Flower and Produce Show is on Sunday 14th September 2 - 5.30pm outside St Peter’s and in the Crypt. As well as the famous Dog Show, there will be the usual stalls of plants, books and cakes as well as a brilliant raffle and tombola. There are activities for children including a …

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