The orchard garden in July.

Even slightly “formal” gardens or planted beds in parks nowadays are not as common as they used to be; the cost of maintenance (= a lot of weeding) has reduced their number. More likely now are wild flower mixes along borders and meadows. Perivale park however does have one such planted area, in which four square meadows mingle with borders surrounding seating and crab-apple trees adjacent to an orchard area that also has four community raised beds. A sort of informal allotment and garden rolled into one. Here are some photos of the flower meadows and raised beds as of mid-July. The maintenance by the way is done by a combination of Ealing Parks and volunteer weeders and waterers.

OK, the last two photos were not taken in this location. The cows are taking their summer holiday in Horsenden Hill East, and the hydrangea is in a front garden on the way there.


Seeing the photos, I noticed that the weeder missed a few thistles and other obvious “weeds”.

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