The last addition to the orchard area was the planting of roses about two years ago.  It been a good year for roses in general and the orchard roses have really grown and flowered this year, with only minimal pruning last year.

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Fox cubs galore!

Foxes are now very much part of the urban park and garden scene. Like the bats we went out to see last week, they are best seen at dusk, when the cubs are brought out to frolic by their mum. So it was that we captured this scene of (six?) cubs playing in a local garden.

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A rubbish-jam on the river Brent.

As it passes through the southern edge of Perivale park, many trees overhang the river Brent. Occasionally one of these is felled by strong winds and there it forms a barrier to all the rubbish that is brought down the river from the Welsh Harp and the tributaries to the Brent.. On this occasion, the rubbish has accumulated to the extent that almost the entire surface of the river has been blocked by the stuff. Caused perhaps in part by the large polystyrene blocks that are also floating on the surface.

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Stop Ealing Council and Junction 2 Music Festival from destroying Horsenden Meadows!

Several blogs here cover Horsenden Hill, including its magnificent west meadow. It is an ecologically unique and precious wildlife resource in west London. So the idea of up to 15,000 people entering the meadow to have a music festival does not bear thinking about.

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London in Bloom, 2021: Ealing Borough awarded the Gold Category.

In July this year,  Perivale Park was included in the itinerary for the judging of the City category of the  London in  Bloom competition.  Just to clarify, each  London borough is considered to be the size of a city. Competition amongst the boroughs is intense! On Wednesday we heard that  Ealing has been awarded the Gold category by the judges! So the park played its part in this award!  Well done everyone who helped to make Perivale Park such a feature of the London borough of  Ealing.

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Perivale Park (late) Summer event – photos!

Our second community celebration of the park took place in lovely weather yesterday. We estimate one hundred or so people might have dropped in during the day, either to participate in the dog olympics, to buy cakes from the LAGER can stall, to go on the inspirational nature walk, to learn about Horsenden Hill and Farm, to hunt for treasures in the park, to work it all off with a bit of exercise or to meet our park ranger Mark. Many from the RedGreen group (who exercise on Tuesdays and Thursdays and were the original inspiration for the  Friends) turned up, as did the Gurnell-Greenford  Greenwayers. Thanks all!

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