Fungi Competition

  With the Wildlife Group fungi competition ongoing until the end of October it is worth reflecting on what fungi are and why they are so important to us. Most people think of fungi as the familiar mushroom or toadstool sticking out of the ground and, so far, competition entries have followed this line. But just as an apple is […]

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Plans for October

The team has been tidying up in the cemetery this month and will be continuing their work there again next month. Meet 9.30am Monday 15th October. Secateurs, loppers, gloves, green bags will be useful    

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October Tasks

  RHS tips for the month. 1. Divide rhubarb crowns. 2. Cut back perennials that have died back. 3. Divide herbaceous perennials. 4. Move tender plants into a greenhouse 5. Plant out Spring cabbages. 6. Harvest apples, pears and nuts. 7. Prune climbing roses. 8. Finish collecting seeds to grow next year. 9. Keep cutting the grass and trim the […]

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RHS tips for this month

  RHS tips for this month:- 1. Divide herbaceous perennials. 2. Pick Autumn raspberries. 3. Collect and sow seeds of perennials and hardy annuals. 4. Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage. 5. Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway. 6. Keep up with watering of new plants. 7. Start to reduce frequency of house plant watering. 8. Clean out […]

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WILDLIFE GROUP COMPETITIONS

WILDLIFE GROUP COMPETITIONS Are you a photographer, artist or craftsperson? If so, here is a competition that might be of interest. To celebrate our fungi, mushrooms and toadstools the Wildlife Group have organised some competitions with funding and support from Grow Wild. These are the categories: Category 1. Take a photograph of any fungi you come across Category 2. Do […]

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The Heatwave Challenge

  It has been a challenge to all gardeners trying to keep all their plants alive during the heatwave and the community plants are no exception, but some devoted members of our team are managing to do a bit of watering. This lovely weather has its’ downside for we who long for some good solid rain. Watering is hard work, […]

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Tree Mallow – To Grow or not to Grow?

  So what might connect a Wenvoe garden with the small island of Craigleith in the Firth of Forth? The answer – Tree Mallow. Gardeners will be familiar with the various Mallows grown in gardens and sold by Garden Centres. Or you might have tasted Marshmallow flavoured originally with an extract from the root of the plant that grows on […]

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The problem of the illegal importing of plants

  The main problem facing gardens in this country at present is the illegal importing of plants, either by businesses or travellers bringing in specimens they have bought or found. These plants often harbour pests and diseases. In the UK large areas of forestry have been decimated. Southern areas of England are having a huge problem with a disease affecting […]

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5 Community Green Flag Awards

  So Wenvoe has its 5 Community Green Flag awards with the addition this year of the Wild Orchard at St Lythans. This puts us ahead of many towns in Britain and even several cities. It is a great achievement and down to the efforts of a small handful of volunteers and our principal partners, the Reader family, the Community […]

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