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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​Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat Another hot summer’s day found us parking in Whitchurch off the A40 near Symonds Yat. A short walk across the A40 by a road bridge and there was a footpath which brought us to a lane heading south. All too soon we found ourselves climbing which seemed a little odd as we were making our way to the […]

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September’s Walk

  And the sun shone again on the living with cancer strollers on their September walk around Cosmeston. A new route included small inclines, woods, open fields, lakes and friendly canines, intent on joining us! The views were wonderful. We could even see Wenvoe from one vantage point. As important as the walking, was the talking and the coffee in […]

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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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Fake Netflix emails.

  WARNING FROM CRIMESTOPPERS Please watch out for these fake Netflix emails. We’ve seen an increase in reports about fake Netflix emails claiming that there’s an issue with your account, or that your account has been suspended. The email states that you need to “update” your account details in order to resolve the problem. The link in the emails leads […]

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Spiced Swede Fritters [vegetarian]

Spiced Swede Fritters [vegetarian] 1 swede, about 650 – 700g, peeled and diced into small chunks 75g plain flour 100ml crème fraiche 1 egg beaten 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 med red onion, finely chopped 1 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds small handful fresh coriander, […]

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