The Wilberforce Gardeners Autumn Plant Sale will be Sunday 7th October, 11:30 to 14:00 outside Numbers 110 and 131 Wilberforce Road (South end of Wilberforce Road – near Brownswood Road). We shall have winter bedding plants for sale (wallflowers, primroses, polyanthus, bellis daisies, forget-me-nots, and winter pansies). Some perennials will also be available. As in past years pears and apples from an orchard in Kent will be on sale. We expect there will be tea and cakes as usual. More details will follow.
Catherine in Wilberforce Road has some turf available and recommends a local gardener. She says:
“I live in Wilberforce Road and we had our lawn returfed this weekend. We’ve got three rolls (1m) plus a few offcuts of top quality cultivated turf left over.It’s in rolls in black bags in our front garden, but it needs to be laid within a week before it dies. Would you be interested in sending an email out to the group to see if anyone wants it?
“The guy who did our lawn and trellis is called Ged Hogan and runs a company called Green Earth Garden Service http://www.green-earth.com with an office in Haringey. The work he did for us was really fantastic and he has a passion for lawns, but offers all other landscaping services. He’s also a specialist in wildlife gardening.
His prices were also very competitive, compared to other quotes we had. Another great thing is that he’s local.”
If you can use the turf please let me know and I will pass on Catherine’s contact details.
Photos of past sales and other Wilberforce Gardeners matters are to be found on the Brownswood website. You may also be interested in the Finsbury Park blog with details about things happening in the area.
As always we welcome contributions of plants for the sale and home baking!
A note of warning: last week terra cotta pots and a window box (plants and all) were stolen from the front area of a house in Finsbury Park Road. We hope this is an isolated incident.
Hugh White for
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