Flower and Produce Show pictures

Stephen King has shared more wonderful images of last Sunday’s show... and we have received some nice coverage in Hackney Gazette online (view here).

Congratulations to the 2013 Flower and Produce winners

De Beauvoir Gardeners want to thank everyone who entered the show and made it such a success. Apologies in advance for any mistakes in the list below.Nancy Korman won the Silver Tankard for Domestic Delights. Garden Hoes (a consortium of young wives/mothers who share gardens) won the Rose Bowl for flowers and home-grown vegetables. Andrew …

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2013 Dog Show – the winners

We had a full quota at this year’s dog show with 50 dogs entering our fun contest. A big thank you to Stuart Simons of Groom Dog City for being a fabulous judge and to Paws and Purrs for sponsoring Best Girl and Best Boy – and congratulations to their dog Betty who performed her …

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Pictures of July’s walkabout

The usual July walkabout was replaced this year with a peek at two community growing initiatives. First up was Chris Levack’s community garden on the corner of Hoxton Street. Given space in the community garden by the housing association Chris has turned a forgotten  corner of urban London into a very special garden. It’s an …

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The DBG summer coach trip June 2013

We were blessed with the perfect summer’s day to enjoy Waterperry Gardens and Upper Chalford Farm on Saturday. I think most would agree that the contrast between the two made for very interesting comparisons. One is a bigger, more formal garden but with pretty and abundant borders, a rose garden, a wooded area next to …

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North One increased gardeners discount

To celebrate North One Garden Centre’s 15th birthday (Beryl cannot believe they’ve been part of the community now for 15 years), they are extending their discount to De Beauvoir Gardeners to 15% off all items until the end of July. After such a terrible year for gardeners last year and the cold spring thus far, …

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Weeding DBG Chelsea Fringe Site

On Sunday 7 July Gerald, Nancy K, Cleo, Maria and of course Miranda turned up to weed the DBG Chelsea Fringe site at the corner of Northchurch and Southchurch Roads. It has been delighting the many passers by since Miranda created it in May and now looks lovely again. With the longer term future in …

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July Garden Walkabout

Despite the drizzle and the weather forecast the annual garden Walkabout on 3rd July was very well attended and we made up a very jolly crew pounding the streets of N1. Here is a brief summary: We started at St. Peter’s where Elizabeth Haines talked us through the planting and funding of the church gardens …

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Gardeners Question time

Miranda Janatka has kindly sent us her notes (and images) from our Gardeners Question Time meeting on Tuesday 12th June. The panel consisted of Louise, Paul and Joel from the N1 Garden Centre and Chris Preston, our own club expert. The meeting was chaired by Nancy Turnbull. Q1. How can I get rid of Rosemary …

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