Garden Newsletter – October

Newsletter No 326 October 2015 The autumn is well and truly with us- and what beautiful weather it has been- and hopefully will continue to be! The ideal opportunity to come and help in the wakes garden! We have some good fruit crops that need picking, as well as a

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Garden Newsletter: September

  The garden is starting to look a little tired- perhaps the gardeners are too! The bright fresh colours are giving way to autumnal tints and seed heads. Heavy rain as brought those tall perennials that ‘didn’t need staking’ to the ground. Dead heading, cutting down and tidying are the

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Garden Newsletter: August

  Summer is in full swing: the weather forecast girl apologies for low summer temperatures, 22ºC ! Quite warm enough for me, working in the garden thank you! And refreshing when it rains, although it never does properly. So there’s a lot of watering to do, as well as weeding,

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Wildlife on the wheat

Each year we grow long straw wheat once used for thatching… Each year, without fail, our friend Mr Badger (and a good number of birds) come to feed on the wheat. We used to think there was an entire badger family visiting. However, as this video shows, there is in

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Garden Newsletter: July

So many thanks to all of you who helped in the garden and at the Plant Fair! Your help has made a tremendous difference and enabled us to have an attractive garden and a successful Plant Fair. The weather has now turned hot and weeding, annual planting followed by copious

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Garden Newsletter: June

Summer has at last come- or has it? It’s still rather cold, but at least it’s been quite sunny. As the day length increases so the plants have more time to grow, and grow they are certainly doing!! It’s all hands on deck once again for the garden and the

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Garden Newsletter: May

You’ll be expecting me to say this, but yes, growth has taken off as it does every May and the garden is heading for a maintenance crisis! Weeds growing apace everywhere and not enough gardeners to deal with them- the garden team now desperately need your help! You’ve only got

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Report of Botanical Survey & Compartment Species List’s

of The Wakes. Selborne Butterfly Orchid in the Wakes Park S. M. Povey & A. M.. James July 2013 Report of Botanical Survey of The Wakes. Selborne & Species List. 2013 The Survey This Botanical Survey was carried out over three 3 hour periods, which took place on 20th. May,

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Garden Newsletter: April

Well it’s not exactly April, and the weather is rather cold but it is time for the Weeders Newsletter for the month, because as I explained in the last newsletter, I have to bring the Sunday meeting forward to avoid clashes with Easter and family commitments. March/April volunteering dates are

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Garden Newsletter: March

It seems like spring might be here?  Sunny periods, bulbs sprouting, the garden’s coming to life! We all so want it to happen, but we must be cautious- everything could change again- back to winter!  So with cautious optimism I greet the coming growing season, and you’ll all realise that

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