Fruit tree planting

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Parkview gardeners and potential gardening helpers are cordially invited to help plant fruit trees and raspberry bushes around Parkview Estate.

Please meet with us on Sunday 7 April 2019 between 2 – 3 pm. Initial meeting point is the community garden next to the Glasshouse at 2 pm.

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The Bethnal Green Mulberry

bethnalgreenmulberryAs this historic tree is extremely important to many, Crest Nicholson are now making an increased effort to save this tree.

A letter recently posted through our letter boxes explains that they will be doing the following:

  • Ground investigation 5 – 9 November  to understand the properties and values of the soil surrounding the tree and to further confirm the extent of the tree root system.

The Tree Officer from Tower Hamlets Councils has agreed to the work being carried out.

Details of the outcome will be made available once interpreted by the team experts and project arboriculturalist.

 

Our lovely estate

flowersHas lovely wild-life friendly flowers planted on green areas of the estate, which attract birds, bees and environmentally friendly bugs.

In close up the flowers look very cheerful but unfortunately a very picturesque  bird hopped off before I could get him into the frame.

Our Parkview Gardening Scheme also encourages all residents to plant window and balcony boxes to further enhance our lovely estate to help us feel better.

Please come to the Community Garden next to the Glasshouse on Saturdays between 10am and 12 noon to collect your free plants for balcony planting.

Stay in good health

Helping good health for all of us is to keep our bodyweight within good norms. Doing our bit for health – as much as it is in our ability – we can reduce the strain on GP surgeries.

A great and easy way to find out if we are overweight is to use a piece of string, measure from toe to the top of our head, then half the string and put it around our waist. If the string meets in the middle then we are OK, but if the string doesn’t meet then our waistline is too big. However this doesn’t show if we are too thin.

We can also calculate our BMI (Body Mass Index) according to height and weight.

Hugh Fearnly-Wittingstall explained the problem of Britain now being the most overweight nation in Europe, in 3 great programs, which are piloted by a scheme in Newcastle where people signed up to lose weight. Newcastle can. There is a signature collection to encourage the government to do more to prevent obesity with better legislation. Anybody from anywhere can join the scheme.

A lot of blame is laid on junk foods and now London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to join by banning junk food adverts on Transport for London. ‘If the proposal is approved, all adverts for “unhealthy food and drink” will be banned on the London Underground, Overground, buses and bus shelters.’ Please express your views in the Mayor of London survey on the London Food Strategy, opened today.

Our local GP surgeries also run help schemes, please enquire. Weight watchers are a superb help group, which can be joined against the payment of a fee.

Our estate run gardening scheme is a great way to get out of the home and get active. They run open gardening sessions on Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon.

 

Parkview Spring Fayre

On Saturday 12th May, it’s Parkview Spring Fayre! All Parkview residents invited,

11am – 3pm at the Glasshouse, FREE plants for your balcony and FREE tea and cakes 🙂

At 12 noon there will be a container growing workshop led by Rita from @hackneycityfarm and at 1pm, live music!

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