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News from the Greenhouses

We are delighted that thanks to the generosity of all our friends and supporters we have managed to more than reach our £10k target by raising £10,180 for stage one of Raise the Barn!  Thank you!  It’s fantastic news and means we can start work on renovating the upper greenhouse in January. There will be plenty of practical opportunities to […]

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Ivy Stripping, Composting, Christmas Wreaths and Tai Chi

In the garden, after the business of the growing season when all our energies have been focused on looking after our vegetables and ornamental plants, now things are slowing down. Most of our vegetables have been harvested with only parsnips and Cavallo Nero kale to harvest later into the winter.  This makes November a good time to […]

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autumn cheer and wreath making

This week in the Garden the time has come to spread our new weed free compost across the meadow so that it will be ready for an autumn sowing of an attractive flower mix called Purple Haze. We will sow the upper two thirds of the meadow with this seed mix which can tolerate damp […]

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On bletting and other Autumn garden stuff

This week you will find that our upper greenhouse is scented with the fragrance of the quinces we harvested at the weekend. It is a lovely aroma! The other fruits we have harvested and stored in the greenhouse are our medlars. This year we picked them earlier so as not to lose as many to squirrels as we […]

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Autumn Clearing, Quinces, Medlars and Workshops

This week, if the weather is dry enough we will attempt a final dig over of our meadow to remove any remaining perennial weed roots.  Then, we will apply a layer of weed free compost and on that broadcast sow a new perennial seed mix which should produce a stunning flower display in summer which is super […]

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