Big shout to a good gardening pal of ours who’s putting on an event in the Merton Art Space (at the Wimbledon Library) on Monday 22nd October 2018 from 7.30-10.30pm featuring the electronic duo Spray (featuring Ricardo Autobahn who sounds interesting by all accounts) and a John Peel inspired DJ set from Venice Hopper (tickets £12 plus £1.45 booking fee.) More about what looks like an interesting night here.
Two events in the distant future that are well worth sticking in the diary or on that wallchart thingy:
Annual plant sale at The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ. Saturday 12th May 11am – 1pm. Wide range of unusual, locally grown and reasonably priced plants and advice on how to grow them. Free entry. More info here.
Spring Plant Fair at Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road, New Cross, London, SE14 5TY. Saturday 19th May 2018. 1pm until 2pm. Admission £2. More info here.
And for no other reason that finding this single on youtube at work this afternoon here is the excellent Big Youth with Gregory (Isaacs) with My Time.
And Bob Andy’s original from years gone by. Tunes to stick on loud this weekend while keeping warm indoors if the weather forecast is to be believed! Roll on spring!
A quick reminder about the forthcoming Seed Potato and Vegetable Seed Shopthis Sunday coming. It’s at Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, London SE11 6DN, runs from 11am until 2pm and is FREE! More detailshere.
Thanks to @hincmarianafor letting us know about the great free event tomorrow at The Garden Museum. We’ve left it a bit late but it’s an event worth going to if you like a seed swap like we do.
Incredible Edible Seed Swap Sat 27 January 2017 1.00-3.00pm (no booking required). The Garden Museum 5 Lambeth Palace Road London SE1 7LB
And accompanying news of the seed swap here’s a couple of lovely tunes heard on this week’s Ross Allen Showon NTS which has been on rotation here at Weeds HQ. The first is by The Officials called Distant Drums on a very limited Soul Jazz/Studio 1 release.
The next is a previous unknown Four Tops track called Don’t bring back memories (we don’t think this was the actual mix Ross played but it is a tune!) Best of luck to all who are going to the seed swap tomorrow!
Happy New Year and a big shout to everyone who’s survived the festive period without a cold, the flu or a chest infection! Sadly we’ve been out the game for a couple of weeks due to illness but we’re back on track now. A date we’re looking forward to is Sunday 11th February when there’s a Seed Potato and Vegetable Seed Shop at Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, London SE11 6DN. It runs from 11am until 2pm and looks like it’ll be a good morning out. More detailshere.
And for no reason at all apart from hearing it on BBC Radio 6 this evening, a odd sausage of a tune by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot called Bonnie and Clyde from the grand old year of 1968. The big question is, is it a Cuíca or a human voice making the strange sound?