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We’re Getting Ready…

There are signs of spring all round. In the garden, Snowdrops are at their peak in the orchard and there are crocuses all over the park and in the walled garden. With many trees budding and the equinox just 5 weeks away we’re getting ready… We’ve been cleaning and tidying. In the greenhouse we’re clearing […]

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Sowing our Vampire (and other ) Chillies

This week in the garden we will be sowing the first batch of chilli seeds in the upper greenhouse. Chilli peppers were perhaps the first plants to be domesticated in Central America and come from warmer climatic zones than ours. To allow the plants enough time to grow and ripen their chillies before the cooler autumn weather […]

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Help Renovate the Lower Greenhouses!

This week all volunteers are welcome at our Renovate! the lower Greenhouse session on Sunday 27th Jan 10 am to 3 pm. Between now and April we are going to be conserving the inside of the Greenhouse ready for the removal of the glass. This month we are going to be removing the tops of the cold frames, […]

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Christmas party for volunteers

Our Christmas party is coming up!  It’s 6pm to 8pm on Friday 14th December at the Greenhouses.  Cat’s going to bring her violin along to accompany a little carol singing. All other instrumentalists welcome.  On the ‘playlist’ so far Silent Night Ding Dong Merrily on High Lord of the Dance Havah Nagila  – Let us rejoice But songs […]

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Thinking of xmas and 2019

This week in the garden, we will be running a number of christmas wreath making workshops using natural plant materials. If you have any evergreen stems, attractive seed heads, or other decorative things you think would look good woven into a wreath, please do bring them along.   We will be potting up house plants into […]

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