- Red campion flowers in a Whitfield Street tree pit
- Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) blossoms in Crabtree Fields
- Trimming the beech hedge at Crabtree Fields
- Snowdrops, daffodils and a new hawthorn tree in Crabtree Fields
- Those wildflowers that didn’t die in June’s drought are now starting to bloom. But please don’t pick them
Author Archives: Linus Rees
Volunteers from the Friends group will be getting together for an hour each Saturday morning starting this month to clean, trim and water Whitfield Gardens on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Tottenham Street.
Volunteers from the Friends group spent an hour cleaning and planting in one part of Whitfield Gardens this Saturday morning. The volunteers did a “community clean up” and worked with Camden Council’s contractors Veolia and idverde. On a rainy morning … Continue reading
“By the time London was first colonised by people, it would have been covered by oak and hornbeam woodland,” says the London Wildlife Trust. Yet there are no oaks or hornbeams in Fitzrovia’s public open spaces… until this month. Now … Continue reading
Spotted around 8am this morning in Whitfield Gardens was this grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). Maybe not seen before in Whitfield Gardens but many have been spotted in Fitzroy Square to the north.
This month volunteers from the Friends group have been planting native hedges in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields to replace missing or damaged shrubs. In early April we planted around 50 bare root saplings: mostly blackthorn, with a mix of … Continue reading
Martin who works in Fitzrovia has an allotment near Heathrow has very kindly donated some plants for us. They are perennial wildflowers: betony, primrose, cowslip and wild strawberry. We’ll be putting most of these next to our native hedge which … Continue reading
Following up from our winter planting, we have been successful with an application for native wildflower seeds which Camden parks are encouraging Friends’ groups to get involved with. Come and join our planting morning this Saturday when we’ll be sowing five collections … Continue reading