One way we source our sustainable timber

We were asked to help manage a farm woodland with signs of Ash dieback. The farm has diversified into a glamping enterprise in the woods, so maintaining the canopy cover is important. We will be thinning the Ash over a few years to avoid disruption, identifying healthy female Ash to…

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No-Dig bed update!

OK folks we have a casualty. I was concentrating too much on cabbages and this happened… No joking – this is an African Violet of great sentimental value. It used to belong to a lady, now passed away, who I used to garden for and became very fond of. I…

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Rails the way!

Careful precautions were taken in early May to protect the potatoes and salads with fleece against frost in my garden. If you got caught out and the frost burnt your potato leaves, the likelihood is they’ll be ok, if not a little set back. Watch for new shoots appearing under…

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Melcourt Sylvamix Natural compost

What do we all like? A good recommendation! When I was looking for a compost to grow our vegetables and edibles in I was delighted when I got one. Our Jane, who does all the SIWW timber movements, payments and event organising, uses Melcourt Sylvamix composts. Jane is incredibly keen…

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Taters! – How to grow potatoes.

We planted our first early tatties in March but now it’s time to get the maincrop in. Some of our favourite potato varieties are the first and second earlies such as ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Foremost’. Seriously, I can almost taste them now! There are lots of different ways of growing potatoes…

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