Monday

INTRODUCTION IN TO BEEKEEPING PART 1

     

Hello everyone, 

At Grow Mayow Community Garden in South London we have been keeping honeybees for years. 

Every volunteer can have a hands on experience into beekeeping. 

I taught many people beekeeping and some went on to have their own hives and some like Paul made a life changing decision to change his career into becoming a professional beekeeper. 

Here he is back at the garden and now teaching Caroline, one of our volunteers 

( and me holding the camera )  Thank you for watching

For  Part 2 click here 

      

W E L C O M E


Our Story
Grow Mayow Community garden Once a old park keepers depot, is now an award winning not for profit community garden. Its run and maintained by volunteers. We run weekly activities for which we charge a small fee to help us pay for the garden's up-keep.
See the what's on page here It's the perfect place to both learn and relax, and is a great place for kids . A favourite place to visit for local families, gardeners and wildlife watchers from further afield. There are plenty of families who are not so fortunate to have a garden and those rely on the park and a community garden for their well being,
A community garden is an important part of urban living, its not just about growing plants but for a community to come together and enjoy a green oasis and wildlife in the city. There is a demonstration wildlife garden with a range of inspiring mini habitats, lots of wild flowers , polly-tunnels , nature signs , ponds ,and some very well-used raised beds bee hives and plenty of seating. Next to us is the great Brown & Green cafe for great fair trade treats and drinks. We hope you will have the chance to visit us in person, to wander around, to sit, relax and enjoy the garden. you can contact us if you like more information @ Growmayow@gmail.com



 
Grow Mayow community garden consists of 2 sites
The front garden access is through the park,
This part of the community garden is open 7 days a week  during park opening hours.
The back garden is open Mondays to Friday and at weekend events.
Look on the what's on page here.








The back Garden 















 

FOX CUBS, BABY FOREST SCHOOL

 

A message from  Holly


Pleased to say we are starting a new Baby Forest School called 
Fox Cubs, 
kicks off in ???
 Sorry we dont know 
but hopefully very soon
we come out of lockdown soon 😕
 
What a year 2020 has been for everyone! 
New parents have been particularly isolated, from changes to antenatal care, restrictions on support through birth and then not being able to build the emotional and social networks that get them through those tough few months and years (still very much in it right now!!)
💜
My second child was 3mths at the start of No.1 Lockdown and I found it challenging to say the least. Fox Cubs will provide space and time for parents and babies to connect with nature and each other through crafting, stories and song. Can’t wait to start!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sunday

THE GARDEN


SUMMER IN OUR GARDEN 
We get a lot of questions about low maintenance gardening with interest and plants for pollinators.
Below you will find some come and come again annual seeds we sow in October. Most of these plants we have sown only once and they come back year after year with not having to do anything. 
Now, how easy can that bee?
Ami Majus
Cerinthe Mayor
Cosmos
Crimson red clover
Foxgloves
Phacelia 
Honesty Lunaria
Poppies 
Alliums ( Bulb )
Crocus 

                            







 














A P R I L 2018







S U M M E R

For those that follow Grow Mayow on Instagram
you will have already seen some of these photos.  
Still, I have added some new ones too. 








We had this little fellow on the Cardoon all summer long, loving it.
Don't blame it, really! What a dream!! 


  The Cardoons also called artichoke thistle have now gone
 from the bright admired purple heads, into faded light brown, still gorgeous and full of seeds, great as winter food for birds.


Quick peek inside 


Bees just love the Echinops 



 Talking about bees, 
They had a fantastic summer, working hard bringing great harvest of pollen and nectar to our hives.





SEE YOU ALL SOON