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Station herb planters refurb

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Blake Jun 17, 2015. 5 Replies

Fresh stocks of herbs are now in at your local station platform herb garden!  Judith and I topped up the soil in the three planters today, added some water-retaining granules and installed new mint,…Continue

Green your home!

Started Mar 2, 2015 0 Replies

Dear NeighboursIs anyone planning to refurbish their home - extend, renovate, replace windows.. or just fix rattling windows and ill-fitting doors?  If so there's a free 'green your home' event…Continue

Tags: energy, environment, homes

I'm having a tattoo to support Macmillan nurses - please sponsor me

Started Jun 3, 2013 0 Replies

This is a rare request, as I'm not keen on asking people for money, and have never had (or wanted!) a tattoo..  But I hope you won't mind as this is special..A group of us including and inspired by…Continue

 

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Free home energy advice evening: Hot Tips For Warm Homes at Muswell Hill Methodist Church

October 15, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Free home energy advice evening:                       Hot Tips For Warm Homes                               Monday 15th October, 7.30pm                              Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Pages Lane N10 1PPMuswell Hill Sustainability Group invite you to a free home energy advice evening.Find out how to get your home warm and cosy and stop wasting energy and money.Free, practical advice from an expert.Please book online at:…See More
Sep 27
Mary Blake posted a discussion

Invest in clean community energy - new share offer for solar PV at Woodside School

Invest in some local sunshine!Muswell Hill Sustainability Group's sister community energy company, en10ergy has launched a share offer to fund solar PV (electric) panels for Woodside School in Wood Green. The benefits are:- a cheaper, cleaner electricity supply for the school- an educational package- 3-4% annual…See More
May 27, 2017
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Jan 31, 2016
Mary Blake replied to Mary Blake's discussion Station herb planters refurb
"You're a star Thuranie!  Happy cooking.."
Jun 17, 2015
Thuranie Aruliah replied to Mary Blake's discussion Station herb planters refurb
"Happy to contribute water whenever I pass by - and pick some chives!"
Jun 17, 2015
Mary Blake replied to Mary Blake's discussion Station herb planters refurb
"That's great Trish - our leafy friends will be very grateful, and hope you enjoy cooking and eating the produce."
Jun 16, 2015
Trish Dyson replied to Mary Blake's discussion Station herb planters refurb
"Thanks to Mary and Judith - the planters are looking really good. I'm happy to pop along with water now and again, and looking forward to using some herbs."
Jun 16, 2015
EyeInTheSky replied to Mary Blake's discussion Station herb planters refurb
"There's a lot more interesting things in the planters than previously......... For a more interesting salad there's chives, Welsh Onions, pink hyssop, Indian Mint and Cologne Mint. There are several herbs that teas can be made from…"
Jun 6, 2015
Daniel Cowan liked Mary Blake's discussion Station herb planters refurb
Jun 6, 2015
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Jun 6, 2015
Mary Blake posted a discussion

Station herb planters refurb

Fresh stocks of herbs are now in at your local station platform herb garden!  Judith and I topped up the soil in the three planters today, added some water-retaining granules and installed new mint, parsley, tarragon and pink hyssop alongside brave survivors of the original planting.  Thanks very much to the kind gents who helped with shifting the heavy stuff.Now the herbs need TLC from kind Bowes Park commuters.  Please take a bottle of water for the plants as well as one for yourself next…See More
Jun 5, 2015
Mary Blake posted an event

21st Century Homes - green your home! at Alexandra Park School, N22

March 21, 2015 from 12:30pm to 5pm
Find out how to 'green' your home - FREE event!21st Century Homes Muswell Hill & AlexandraSaturday 21st March - talks & exhibition, Alexandra Park School (Rhodes Avenue entrance), N22 (off Albert Road)12.30-5pm  Refreshments availableMake your home warmer and cheaper to run - get the latest advice from local experts in insulation, draughtproofing, heating and renewable energy.  Meet local householders who've ecorefurbished their homes.Also on Sunday, 22nd March.. Free visits to local…See More
Mar 9, 2015
Mary Blake posted a discussion

Green your home!

Dear NeighboursIs anyone planning to refurbish their home - extend, renovate, replace windows.. or just fix rattling windows and ill-fitting doors?  If so there's a free 'green your home' event coming up in Alexandra Park which can help you save energy and money.  Running over the weekend of 21st-22nd March, it's third annual '21st Century Homes' event organised by the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group, a voluntary organisation based just up the road from Bowes Park.Talks and exhibition,…See More
Mar 2, 2015
Mary Blake replied to Mat Riches's discussion Thyme in short supply
"Very delated thanks for tending to the thirsty herbs Trish, and the recipe sounds delicious.. Would you be up for a planter pruning-and-planting session some time?"
Feb 10, 2015
Mary Blake replied to Mat Riches's discussion Thyme in short supply
"Hi Mat A rather delayed response to your post.. Great to hear the thyme's being used - is that your cooking in the photo?  Respect! The planters are in need of a bit of tlc to get them shipshape for spring.  I've had an offer of…"
Feb 10, 2015
Mary Blake commented on Mary Blake's blog post Herb-growing on Bowes Park station platform
"Hi Herb Lovers We leafy residents of the planters on Bowes Park station platform are looking a bit unkempt - is anyone around who's got a bit of spare time/skill/muscle to help give us a makeover?  Caroline has kindly offered some free…"
Jan 30, 2015

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Herb-growing on Bowes Park station platform

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 18:03 48 Comments

Is anyone interested in communal herb-growing on the Bowes Park station platform?  Herbs would be grown in large pots, weeded and watered by commuters and harvested as needed by them on their weary way home..

This is being done successfully by the 'Incredible Edible Todmorden' project in Yorkshire - see photo at (…

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At 16:57 on October 25, 2010, Richard McKeever said…
Mary

I have put up a handful of Photos of Apple Day Click here to view
At 9:43 on September 1, 2010, Richard McKeever said…
Hi Mary

Welcome to the prototype Network ... lets have a chat about how this site might help promote and record the activities around "Apple Day"

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