Garden Newsletter: July

We continue to battle large numbers of weeds! Long days, heat and some moisture mean a struggle to keep things together, as usual at this time of the year. So I need you all to come and help, as you have been over the past few months. Thank you all

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A Cuckoo Named Gilbert

Named after Gilbert White, Gilbert is one of 22 Cuckoos being tracked by the BTO to learn more about the species’ migration and prevent their further decline. Due to technology that Gilbert’s namesake could have only dreamed of, we can track the Cuckoos’ progress online. Read more about Cuckoo tracking

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Unusual Plants Fair Draws Gardening Crowds and Plant Experts

Plant lovers from far and wide enjoyed hunting for unique additions to their garden this weekend at Gilbert White’s in Selborne, at their Unusual Plants Fair. Despite the unreliable weather forecast, visitors turned out in force to support this annual fundraising event, and browse amongst specialist growers from across the

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Garden Newsletter: June

I know it’s not quite June yet, but as you may recall, the Sunday meeting is a week earlier than usual this month, and as the newsletter always just precedes this meeting, well, here it is! The last month has been a very busy one, and many thanks to all

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Hotbed

Gilbert White is known to have used Hotbeds to grow Melons and Cucumbers and to extend the growing season of various other plants. We have just constructed our second Hotbed this season. Take a look at our Hotbed Construction Movie!

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Garden Newsletter: May

The weed explosion has started- you’ve only got to look at your own gardens to realise this. Go away for a week and your garden becomes unrecognisable! Certainly the Wakes garden has been transformed, up to now in a pretty good way, but increasingly in a bad way because of

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Hello from 51.09N 0.94W

Dear Mother and all at 75.35S 26.34W, Hello from 51.09N 0.94W ! I’m sorry I should have told you, I didn’t just slip out for a quick bit of fishing. I have decided that I should see a bit of the world….so I’m taking an extended gap year from Antarctica.

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We Love our Volunteers and Friends Day 13th February 2014

Gilbert White’s House & The Oates Collection held the third ‘We love our Volunteers’ Day at the Museum on 13th February 2014 – as close to Valentine’s Day as could be managed. For the first time it included Friends as well as volunteers, and it was very good to see

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Garden Newsletter: April

We’ve had rain, we’ve had sunshine, and we’ve had some warmth…. Guess what, everything’s growing like crazy! Yes, it’s crunch time in the garden; we really do need your help! There have been good attendances at last months Weeders meetings, which has had a big impact on the state of

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The extraordinary journey of our Emperor Penguin and Chick on Radio 4

Listen in to BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live to hear Trustee Philip Geddes talk about the extraordinary journey of our Emperor Penguin and Chick from the Antarctic to Selborne! The Penguin and Chick will be on display at the Museum from Tuesday 18th March. Listen in at the BBC>>

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