RHS 8 tips for November

RHS 8 tips for November Clear up leaves, especially from lawns, ponds and drains. Please make sure all containers kept clear of the ground. Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display. Prune roses to prevent wind rock. Plant out winter bedding. Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem. Insulate outdoor containers from frost. Bubble wrap is good. Stop […]

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When Did You Last Plant A Tree?

When did you last plant a tree? With November 30th being Tree Charter Day and the Woodland Trust planning to plant 35,000 trees on that day alone, here is a chance for you to consider what you can do to help. Why bother? As the Woodland Trust says ‘as well as absorbing carbon, trees help to deal with the effects […]

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Upper Orchid Field

Upper Orchid Field Visitors to the Upper Orchid Field will have noticed that the field has been cut and the cuttings removed which is essential to keep the meadow in the best condition for wildflowers to flourish. It is just over 10 years since some residents expressed concern that the field was becoming overgrown and was half-way to becoming woodland. […]

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So Much Going On

So Much Going On First a big ‘thank you’ to Frey and Isla for donating a very healthy Hazel to the group. It will be planted out at Goldsland Farm in the Cider Orchard alongside a Public Right of Way helping to form part of a hedge which will both protect the young fruit trees and provide food and shelter […]

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RHS Tips For This Month

  RHS Tips For This Month Divide established rhubarb crowns. Cut back perennials that have died down. Divide herbaceous perennials. Move tender plants into a greenhouse. Plant out Spring cabbage. Keep harvesting apples and pears. Prune climbing roses. Finish collecting seeds from the garden to sow next year. Keep up with the mowing as long as it’s dry enough. 10.Renovate […]

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A Good Year For Apples

A Good Year For Apples Generally it has been a good year for our apples and many of the trees in our orchards have been heavily laden with fruit. Also doing well are the insects, particularly wasps and butterflies, that appreciate apples that have started to over-ripen. Our camera traps are also showing foxes and badgers taking advantage of the […]

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Your Programme for September

RHS to do list for September. Divide herbaceous perennials Pick Autumn raspberries. Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals. 4 Dig up remaining potatoes, before slug damage ruins them. Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway. Keep up with the watering of new plants. Start to reduce the amount of water given to houseplants. Clean out greenhouses and […]

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