Time for an exercising walk around the greater Perivale Park to see what is new. Literally a week can make a difference.
To start with the orchard garden. The four garden meadows now have the gladioli flowering and the beds surrounding the benches are maturing nicely, with the geraniums showing well throughout. Most of the fruit trees have some fruit, and they are being watered occasionally. Many of the other new trees in the park are suffering, sad to say.
Next, the three new small ponds next to the playground. The verges are showing colour, probably naturally seeded from last year. The ponds themselves are on their last dregs of water and we need rain.
On to the Greenford-Gurnell Greenway along Ruislip road, where new strips for flower borders have been prepared. If this takes (rain again please!) the effect should be spectacular.
Finally the Wetland ponds to the east of the railway viaduct.
There is lots more happening with the Friends Group, so watch out for more news soon!