The Big Bulb Plant

"And that was the only folly the people of Springfield ever embarked upon. Except for the popsicle stick skyscraper. And the 50-foot magnifying glass. And that escalator to nowhere...''
- The Simpsons, Marge vs the Monorail

There are world records and there are world records. The Friends of Frendsbury Gardens are going for an eminently achievable sounding bulb-planting record-breaking attempt on October 31st, but since it's an opportunity to remind everyone of the existence of this lovely pocket park, so much the better. A very small amount of dedication is what you need:

The Friends of Frendsbury Gardens in conjunction with The Rotary Club and Brockley Cross Action Group, will be planting 2500 crocuses at Frendsbury Gardens and other SE4 locations on 31st October 2010 as part of a bulb planting record attempt. This is also an opportunity to raise awareness about immunising children against polio, which is an objective of the Rotary club.

They aim to beat the current record of 331 people planting 5 bulbs each in an hour so need as many people as possible to come and support the attempt. If you are interested in participating, please contact:


The Cat Man said...

HOT NEWS - the wickham arms is for sale!! Time for another gastro pub perhaps??

Anonymous said...

Lets bloody hope not.

Matt-Z said...

The Wickham has been for sale for a while. I heard the lease is something like £180,000 for 10 years. As long as it stays as a pub I'll be happy. The real concern is that another bloody developer will fancy it for 20 flats in the conservation area.

drakefell debaser said...

If all 2500 crocuses bloom then spring is going to be pretty spectacular in Brockley.

Will certainly try and be part of the bulb army on the 31st.

Anonymous said...

Its about time Lewisham Council stopped developers turning Pubs into flats or Bookies.

TM said...

Re the Wickham; I heard a £120K premium for a 10 year lease. Seems a bit expensive to me but depends what the current level of rent is and what the trading figures are.

There shouldn't be a risk of flat conversion whilst it is an Enterprise Inns' leased property. The danger comes if the freehold is sold as with many Punch Taverns.

The Talbot is an example of a Punch freehold sale, but there part became residential and the rest stayed as a pub. Best of both worlds perhaps?

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