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Dulwich Hamlet Football Club News from the Supporters’ Trust

Around 4 months have passed since another play off final defeat but Gavin Rose and his team have been busy signing up most last season’s squad and adding a couple of useful additions in defence.  Pre-season saw a mixed set of results but finished very strongly with a 5-1 away win at ex-Dulwich Hamlet favourite Peter Adeniyi’s Carshalton Athletic team. Since the end of last season, the Supporters’ Trust have also been busy with the launch of our new online shop, running stalls at local fairs and of course, holding our AGM and electing four new members of the Supporters’ Trust Board. Last season saw an impressive rise in the recruitment of volunteers to help the Club run smoothly on match days and we hope to improve on that again this season. Without volunteers giving up their own time to help the Club, it wouldn’t run as well as it does and, to give you some idea of the time that volunteers put in for the Club, the Trust Board members alone put in over 1000 hours (over 6 months full time work) of their own time. When you add that to the time that the Football Committee and other …

Pets Corner: Pet poo problems

At first glance this might seem an odd choice for an article, however many dogs and cat owners are all too aware that pet poo is becoming a major issue and the focus of many a rant, both on and offline. So much so that some would like to see an end to dog and cat ownership or, at the very least, draconian measures against dogs and owners around public footpaths and green spaces. Perhaps it is time for all pet owners to unite to control the poo problem, before it controls us. I am sure that like me, most of you dog owners religiously ‘pick up’, never venturing forth without the obligatory bag. Sadly, however, there are those who are not so fastidious, and we have all seen owners that suddenly become fixated on their mobile phone or some other urgent business, just as their pooch begins to circle and squat. If witnessed, perhaps a polite reminder and gently proffered bag may prompt said owner to do the decent thing. It might even be …

The Last Word: Dorothea Vogel, Violist

My name is Dorothea Vogel; I am the violist in the Allegri Quartet, Primrose Piano Quartet, Kings Consort and also play in lots of others groups – I like to have variety in my life. When I’m not playing, I’m the mother to two children, who are now 13 and 10, and going to school locally, which has been a great way to meet some of the lovely families in the area. As I do a lot of playing around the country and abroad, and not enough close to home, I’ve decided together with my friend Anna Butt to start a regular season of Classical Concerts at St. Augustine’s church on One Tree Hill. The first concert will happen on the 29th of September, and we are also raising money for St. Christopher’s hospice, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. I’ve lived here since 2001, when we moved into our first own house. After a few years the family grew and we moved to a bigger house but stayed in the area. I …

Garden Talk: Get into grasses

Ornamental grasses are at their best now. Their faded buttery seedheads look wonderful swaying amongst late summer perennials, purple asters, pink anemones, and yellow helenium. Most like sun and free draining soil (though some are fine in shade) and look amazing in big drifts. But they also work well dotted around smaller gardens linking plants and adding a naturalism, movement and texture to planting. They don’t need feeding or watering when established and add autumn and winter interest. Here are some to try: Miscanthus Miscanthus sinensis ‘Ferner Osten’ is a popular variety of this striking statement grass with arching leaves and a fountain of burgundy pink flowers in August. Great for late season interest with its coppery autumn leaves. (1.6 m). Starlight is a smaller version. Miscanthus sinensis ‘Kleine Silberspinne’ is more compact at 1.2m with burgundy plumes fading to a shimmery silver, so nice where it catches the winter light. It looking great with Anemone x hybrida ‘September Charm.’ Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’. A delicate variety that rarely flowers but is grown for the …

The Last Word – Karen Wood and Kathy Daniel, The Chair Sanctuary

We’re Karen Wood and Kathy Daniel, we live in East Dulwich from where we run our upholstery and furniture renovation company, The Chair Sanctuary. How long have you lived in the area? Both of us have lived in East Dulwich for over 20 years, we’ve had workshops across south London during that time but we’re very pleased that for the last few years both work and home have been in East Dulwich. What do you most value about the street you live in? We live in a rather secret road, it’s a cul-de-sac with a really rural feel, full of trees and birds and loads of blackberries in the summer – our home-made jam cannot be beaten! Do you know your neighbours? We live in a really creative corner and it’s the friendliest road we’ve ever lived in. We’re really lucky to know our neighbours one of whom knocked on our door to present us with a home grown marrow the day we moved in – and we knew we’d found the right spot for …