Perivale and Brent Valley Parks, July 14th, 2018.

July 14th, 2018

There was a small shower of rain last night and the parched flowers seemed to appreciate it. Some of the brambles shown below are already tasty, but they will need a lot more rain for most of them to ripen. This photo was taken along the Brent river valley, walking from Perivale Park to Hanwell.

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Trio Oreade play Beethoven and Schumann close to Perivale Park.

July 12th, 2018

Close to Perivale Park is St Mary’s Perivale, a 12th century church now used as a music venue.

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Perivale Park, London, July 10th.

July 10th, 2018

Here are some examples of Tuesday morning activities in  Perivale Park.

The RedGreen group project.

July 8th, 2018

Groundwork UK is a charity that aims to re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. They provide grants under an “Our Space” awards scheme for small-scale community projects. A group of locals meet in Perivale Park every week under the “everyone active” scheme (https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/perivale-park-athletics-track/ ) to take gentle exercise in the athletics track there. During the summer, when the track is often used for schools sports days, we decamp to the park proper. Last year from this viewpoint we watched as the wild flower meadows blossomed. This is of course so much more in the park, including a wide variety of trees and shrubs. We also noticed that an old bowling green had become neglected these last few years and the Our Space award seemed a wonderful chance for us to do something about it and provide a new amenity in the neighbourhood.

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Perivale Park, London. July 7, 2018.

July 8th, 2018

March and April this year was heavy on rain. As a result, the 2018 wild flower plantings only got under way on May 8th, when a tractor came along, prepared the soil and planted the wild flower seeds.

Since then there has been little rain, and so only the very hardy thistles have flourished. But one or two areas have managed to produce an early profusion of colour – mainly the poppies.

The border above is new this year, being adjacent to the oak copse planted about 10 years ago and now with nicely maturing trees.
You can see how dry it is from the photo below (the oak copse is to the left).

Regular updates following the flowers this year will appear here, along with notes on rain (or lack of it!).

#StationWalks from the London National Park City Project

June 19th, 2018

London is about to become a national park city, with the aim of encouraging Londoners and visitors to London to get out and explore its many green features. One way of doing this is to go on a StationWalk, where you start and end at a station.

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New green spaces for the banks of the River Brent.

June 19th, 2018

The banks of the river Brent close to Perivale Park in London are about to be enhanced with reed beds, wetlands, meadows, woodland and orchards. This is a fantastic new local resource for the area! Photographs of the existing fields will appear here shortly and as the development proceeds more will be added to illustrate how the transformation is proceeding.

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A local community forum for Perivale Park, Ealing.

June 12th, 2018

Welcome to this local community forum for Perivale Park, Ealing. Here you will find posts relating to events, news and photographs of the Perivale Park area, located in the  London borough of  Ealing,  West  London.

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Wild flowers in West London.

July 24th, 2017

Bees are having a tough time around the world. Oddly, they are surviving very well in cities. One reason are the wild flower meadows in London and for some summer relief I thought I would tell you the story of the one shown below.

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