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Garden Notes 20th Feb 2018

This week in the garden, we have a wonderfully large pile of brush wood in the garden and we will be using this to make a new dead hedge in the woodland. For those of you unfamiliar with the term ‘dead hedge’ it is one of the most primitive and ancient forms of hedging. A […]

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Garden Notes February 14th 2018

This week in the garden, there are a number of information signs needed around the garden which we will be making. This involves cutting wooden boards to size and painting these ready for us to write text on. We will be writing about the trees, the bug hotel, the dead hedge and much else besides. […]

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Garden Notes 6th February 2018

This week in the garden, we will be continuing to remove our three major nuisance perennial weeds from the meadow. Many of these weeds you may already be familiar with. They are couch grass, bindweed and mare’s tail.  Read on and you will see we have a battle on our hands! Couch grass has a […]

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Garden Notes 27th January 2018

This week in the garden :-   We will be repairing the bug hotel which is located in our woodland near the fruit trees and fruit bushes. This is a structure that is made up of a series of stacked pallets that are filled with twigs, straw etc and is designed to make good nesting […]

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Garden Notes 16 Jan 2018

This week in the garden we will continue our winter pruning of apple and pear trees.  It is important to do this when the trees are still dormant, that is when the buds have not yet started to open.  Trees store most of their energy reserves in their sap, and in winter, deciduous trees’ sap […]

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