A few more spring bulbs for Hackbridge

In December 2014, the NDG applied for some bulbs through the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association in alliance with Taylor Bulbs. The bulbs had to be planted in an area where they would have visible impact, so on 18 December, a group of us feeling like naughty elves (by the looks we were getting from inquisitive public), planted…

NDG bid for OLF money

The NDG have applied for a grant from the Mayor’s Outer London Fund to help tidy up the path leading to Mile Road Bridge as this will eventually become an entrance to the Wandle Valley Regional Park. Local people will be involved to clear up the litter and dog poo, lift canopies of trees and…

Spring is just about here!

The first crocus that Hackbridge Primary School and members of the NDG helped to plant on The Green in October last year has finally shown its head! With the anticipation for the appearance of daffodils, it seems we will need to be a little more patient and we are keeping fingers crossed that not too…

Wildflower verges

As part of the environmental plans, the NDG have undertaken a survey of all green open spaces in Hackbridge and has completed an inventory for improvements.  Part of this plan was to trial out some wildflower test strips outside BedZed.  Due to an early cut, we didn’t get the expected results, although there were some…