Fork-tastic gardening session on Lisson Green

Over 20 enthusiastic gardeners enjoyed a fork-tastic coaching session on the Lisson Green allotments.

The evening session was run by environmental charity Groundwork. Green fingered residents were shown how to plant seeds (pointing upwards so that the water runs off them) and found out what can be used as a natural fly repellent (basil works well).

Groundwork supplied seeds, plant pots and compost and residents enjoyed sowing spinach, mustard, spring onion, and cobra French climbing beans. The group also planted some edible colourful Nasturtium on the fence which will not only look stunning when it blossoms, but will also repel black flies.

Tamanna from Swanbourne House was at the gardening session with her mother Jaida Chowdhury (pictured). She said: "We both felt the advice given was invaluable in terms of making the most of the space we have. We both find gardening very therapeutic and we’re really looking forward to attending the next session in August.”

Our handyperson team recently installed an additional five wooden planters in the allotment area and we now have a waiting list for the spaces. Due to the demand we will be looking for other locations on Lisson Green for more planters.

If you are a resident and would like to join the waiting list for a planter, please contact Lisson Green estate office on 020 7245 2809.

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