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 […]

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 […]

THE CENTURY OLD GOOSTREY GOOSEBERRY SOCIETY

Gooseberry growing is an older tradition than the traction engines seen in the village of Goostrey. Competitive Gooseberry growing started in the late 1700’s and reached its peak of popularity in the mid 1800’s. The first Gooseberry show in Goostrey was in 1863 but folded a few years later.  Once there were over 200 gooseberry […]

Fine Beans

Dear readers, I  am ashamed to say that I opened a pack of Fine Beans today. There are more carbon footprints on that pack from Kenya, than Sir Somebody uh! Hum! Avoiding the Viruses by popping off in a custom-made flying machine. Can we grow fine beans, runner beans, broad beans here in Goostrey? Yes […]

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 […]