Fungi Competition

  A big thank you to all who took part in the Fungi competition and to the judges who decided which should receive an award. Over 100 entries were submitted, most of these were in the photography and art categories with only two craft entries. The Primary School took part enthusiastically with both younger and older children involved. 14 prizes […]

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The Knepp Estate Success

  NATURE NOTES Whilst much of the news about wildlife is often negative and depressing, one interesting item that is bucking the trend is the Knepp Estate and anyone with a genuine interest in UK wildlife needs to be aware of it. This is a 3,500 acre estate near Horsham in West Sussex which was not making a profit and […]

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Winter Preparation

On a gorgeous day we had a good turn-out to put the Elizabethan Orchard to bed for the winter, weeding the beds, strimming, pruning the fruit trees and digging the hole for the new pond – just under 6 inches to go and we should be able to get it in position. Medlars seem to grow very well in our […]

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Winter Preparations

RHS December tips 1. Check that your winter protection is still securely in place. 2. Make sure your greenhouse heaters are working properly. 3. Insulate outdoor taps and prevent ponds from freezing. 4. Prune open grown apple and pear trees, not those grown against a wall. 5. Still take hardwood cuttings. 6. Keep mice away from stored produce. 7. Reduce […]

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