Sunday, 28 December 2008

Hidden Oasis's of Hackney Wick


Do you know any smallish, hiddenish - but most importantly - neglected bits of land in Hackney Wick?

If so - then please click on the 'comments' tab below & let us all know.

Why?

Well then we could ALL start working on getting them spruced up. A few shrubs here, some daffodil bulbs there, a sunflower forest in that corner, a willow tree draping over that path, a virginia creeper climbing up that neglected wall!

Come on Hackney Wick - this is OUR home! Let's turn OUR home into a fantastic oasis that will make us all feel great walking, riding, cycling, jogging through!

2 comments:

Shirley said...

Hi Sóna

What about that cheese wedge of land directly opposite the Gainsborough School gates?

I think it's part of the Trowbridge, but it is just used as a dog toilet all the time.

Surely a great big willow tree would be a wonderful way to bring some green to it. That - plus actually locking the gate so that no-one can let their dog use it.

Shirley

Luke said...

Hi Sóna

Oh - where to start?!

Just about all the planters on the Trowbridge - that the council was supposed to do up with REAP money?!

Along Chapman Road - below the footbridge over the A12.

Along the Eastway - opposite the beautiful row of terraced (Georgian?) houses.

All along the Lea River towpath - where our old trees & orchards used to be - before the Olympic bull-dozers moved in!

How about all along Berkshire Road? Get some of those purple recycled paint buckets you guys have on your Riverbank in Leabank Square - and spread some colour all along from the Wick Community Centre - to the Footbridge!!

And all that is just for starters!!!

Luke