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The Garden Journal

The Hoxton Trust Community Garden is a wonderful space to sit, be, bring your children or, in the case of this pic from last summer, do yoga
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So compare and contrast our last couple of posts of our community garden when we opened in the early 80s to the oasis of green and tranquility it is now. And none of the trees are older than 35 years
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Probably 1984 as the garden looks just finished. Tomorrow, we'll post up what it looks like now thanks to the hard work of our volunteers
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This is 1983, 84 and the very beginning of the Hoxton Trust Community Garden. Who remembers it like this? Drop us a message or an email to reception@hoxtontrust.org. We'd love to hear from you. We'll be posting then and now pics all this week.
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Some of the many plants we are growing on site. For sale and for planting in our garden. Come have a look. Speak to Stephen our community gardener on Monday and Tuesday
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We aren't expecting weather like this but this was the snow one year in our community garden
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Some of the diverse flora of our garden
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Huge thanks to The George and Vulture and the pub quiz night that earned £80 for us. That will go towards the £400 we need to repair our fence
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Climate awareness early warning sign hosted by the Hoxton Trust for 12 months. Artist is Ellie Harrison
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Thanks to the lovely people at @becguk who kindly donated 100 mince pies to our clients
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Guess the name of this plant… Hot Lips! …see plants can be fun, or wonderfully surprising in this case. Even though they’re called hot lips we think the flowers look a bit more like a bird, maybe a turkey without the gobbly bit? What do you think? Hot lips or turkey, we’re totally in love and think this is a great addition to any garden, so why not come down to Hoxton Trust Community Garden and see if you think so too?
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Is there a friend you haven’t seen for a while? Cold weather putting you off? It didn’t stop these two! The lady on the bench comes here everyday she can to sit on the bench dedicated to her dearly departed and this day she came with a friend. So go on, see an old friend this weekend, you’ll feel better for it and you’ll wonder why it had been so long.
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An important part of getting the garden ready for winter is chopping off all those dead bits (for one, it makes it looks nicer) but it also means the plants can focus their energy into growing the parts of it that are still going strong. No one likes wasting energy, so go on, give your beloved green friends a little trim to sort them for spring, they’ll thank you later.
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Did you know we have a courtyard? Did you also know we have plant sales in the courtyard on Mondays and ‪Tuesday 9am - 3pm‬… now isn’t that great news! We’ve grown the plants ourselves, so they’re as local as you can get, and we sell them for 50p - £5. Don’t miss out, come on down and bag yourself a plant bargain to take home!
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Who’s feeling the cold!? We are and so is the garden, but there’s still lots of reasons to be outside and enjoy London’s green spaces! Our Periwinkle is still letting us enjoy its fan like purple petals and even as some of the petals start to wear and tear we think it’s still looking beautiful, don’t you?
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