Time still to prepare and sow

As the sunflowers show faces in our gardens with a smile and wave, I  felt a change of season coming and the breeze, wandered over for a catch-up this afternoon. I had missed the visit lengthily and hope he remains to refresh us all, our gardens and pets. It must be very gruelling for livestock […]

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

This week I will give you ideas and information about what is in season for you chefs to ready, steady and cook up recipes of your own, creating to impress family and friends with. Please try to source produce locally and support our farming community, produce suppliers within the surrounding villages, and please share with […]

Legislation and Hedge Cutting

Now is the time to consider tackling unruly hedges and shrubs as the bird nesting season begins to waiver. Some breeds build their nests in domestic hedges and countryside hedge rows, and are protected by law please visit http://hedgeline.org.uk The WCA (Wildlife and Countryside Act) of 1981 stipulates that certain hedges and shrubs may only […]

GARDENERS OF GOOSTREY PLEASE INSPIRE ME

  I gleaned beautiful insight into creating ideas for my cards. The most beautiful was a red poppy and I painted her in a yellow skirt, wearing wellies in a rainy puddle. Gardens are full of beauty and top-up our Mindfulness. Painting, drawing, writing and creating harmony. Has anyone a photo of a Clematis that […]

Gardens Are Full Of Edible Nutrients

Where did the name Dandelion and Burdock originate from? Recipes for the use of fresh leaves and flowers, native to us for many years, are there for the picking, accordingly. Dandelion and burdock is a beverage consumed in the British Isles since the Middle Ages. It was originally a type of light mead, but over […]

Bulbs Galore

Back in Autumn 2020, a small packet of bulbs arrived, at my home within a delivery time, that I was most thankful for, during Lockdown. I planted the tiny dried items, into a nutrient-rich-compost-filled trough. There they slept, often under a duvet of crystalised water. They, then sank into the safe-keeping of Mother Earth’s arms, […]

VILLAGE HALL PLANTING PROJECT

  The Goostrey Village Hall is getting a makeover! They would like to make this a community project so they are inviting individual residents, groups, clubs and societies to sponsor a plant. If you would like to sponsor a plant, please contact the Clerk between 11th January and 3rd February 2021 on 01477 535 825 anytime […]

GARDENING IN Covid Times for Biodiversity

Yet again our gardens are to be our haven for those fortunate enough to have access to them. There were reports during the first lockdown that biodiversity was increased in the general environment as verges etc had relief from traffic and the associated emissions and the urban wildlife benefited from a lack of human interference. […]