May Bank Holiday brings out the flowers in King’s Cross
With the beautiful cherry blossom over, and thanks particularly to John Ashwell the sight of tree lined avenues bursting into life throughout King’s Cross, May bank holiday might just be the herald of sunny spring weather at last.
Our streets of urban deprivation 😉 are coming alive. Just look at the front gardens along The Cally, many of which are wick with fantastic bluebells right now – particularly those opposite the pool. The bluebells on the left were captured in all their glory just yesterday.
Bees are buzzing, birds are nesting, starlings are feeding their hatchlings… What have you seen around our inner city community that shows that urban nature knows exactly where King’s Cross is? If you spot anything of interest do send us your photos and we’ll put them up on this site.
Visit BBC Springwatch and BBC Breathing Places for more information about what you can do to support bio-diversity on your doorstep. LB Islington and The Ecology Centre are a must for the big Islington Springwatch. And, take a leaf out of the guerilla gardening book – you might just want to start a project yourself this year. Don’t forget to call into Culpeper Gardens for a real hit of nature in the city – take a book, lie back, relax and soak up the peace. And if you fancy going a little further afield, take a trip to one of Covent Garden’s Spring Renaissance events – I quite fancy next Saturday’s Urban Garden Surgery!