Diana Weir's Blog (3)

New garden waste collection charges

Hackney Council has suddenly imposed an annual subscription for having garden waste collected, to take effect from 6th May but lasting initially until 31st March 2025.

While it's fair to charge the relatively small…


Added by Diana Weir on March 28, 2024 at 11:20 — 8 Comments

Community Street and Estate Planting - after Chelsea Fringe 2012

De Beauvoir Gardeners' group (which is open to all Hackney residents) started this project as part of Chelsea Fringe, which began in 2012 - but we didn't intend it to begin and end with the three weeks for which the Fringe officially ran this year.

Our idea was to use the Fringe project to kick-start a street and estate planting initiative across as…


Added by Diana Weir on July 16, 2012 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Installing an underground rainwater harvesting tank

Having wanted to do this for years but been put off by the difficulty of installing the older, barrel-shaped tanks in a restricted space where we'd have had to dig too deep, too close for comfort to this old house's non-existent foundations, I jumped at the chance to buy one of the new shallow tanks this spring.

Of course, the weather made it impossible to finish digging out the pit for most of the first few weeks after the tank arrived but I'm now almost there - just a bit of…


Added by Diana Weir on May 29, 2012 at 11:26 — 1 Comment

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