Established 2003. Now incorporating The Sudbury Hill Harrow and Wherever End Times

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lawson Cypress

Three pictures of the same tree, with its parallel offshoots, yesterday evening. It's in the, uh, grounds of the new Herald House. There's another one alongside but it is incorrigibly tangled with two other trees and undergrowth.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

London Plane trees, Du Cane Road

Du Cane Road is lined on both sides with London Plane trees. They are tall and not deformed by pollarding like many others. These are three of the ones along the south side of the street opposite Wormwood Scrubs. In the pictures above you can see the self-cleaning action of the trees, which enables to thrive in polluted atmospheres such as London's by continually shedding and renewing their bark.

Monday, June 09, 2014


Wood End Road
They are complex flowers, very beautiful, and there are lots growing wild round here. Can you identify them?*

* Love in a Mist! Thanks Nigella. Ed

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Singapore London Property for sale: The Library at London Willesden Green says:


for Sale: The Library at London Willesden Green*

"a good time for investment both for capital appreciation and currency appreciation London properties are worthy investment as investors can also look forward to reaping good yields ... a rare opportunity to own a piece of heritage London in a much sort [sic] after north west London Borough of Brent."

Note: "The Library" now means the investment apartments. The former library becomes "a cultural centre". Doesn't it make your blood boil? Ed.

Meanwhile this: Anti-Homeless Spikes Outside London Flats (The Independent)

More of the different

London Plane, Greenford Road near the Kellogg Tower

Elm? Lime? Whitton Avenue West

Another? Whitton Avenue West

Again? Whitton Avenue West, corner of Wood End Lane

?. Wood End Lane, very tall tree. Lollipop?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Willesden Library Centre redevelopment


We're to have a Stalinist patronising "Cultural Centre" instead of the library centre and several blocks of flats advertised for sale in Singapore, guaranteed to contain "no affordable housing" and "no key worker housing". And Willesden Green now has no car park.

Brondesbury Park, Willesden

London Plane

Edgware Community Hospital

Douglas Pine? 



Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut (same) 

Silk Stream

Ornamental Plum and Whitebeam, Harrow

Ornamental Plum. 2 June

Whitebeam. 3 June

Back in the world again

David Gray on the Late Late Show live from Dublin. WH had a couple of spies in the audience for this and it was pretty cool. Also spotted the man himself and his band at the RTÉ canteen earlier in the evening. Did you know that his album White Ladder is the best selling album ever in Ireland?

Sing along...

...if you can keep up.

Monday, June 02, 2014

East London from the air

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Samuel Johnson

Video by Honey Worth
"#eastlondonair @honeyworth @standaloneuk
A unique and fascinating look at East London from the air.
Music 'Stratosphere' kindly donated by David O'Brien / Gareth Johnson."

Sunday, June 01, 2014