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Breckland Master Gardeners discover traditional willow-weaving skills Goosegogs for free! Cold, empty and unproductive!
 
Breckland Master Gardeners discover traditional willow-weaving skills

Breckland Master Gardeners discover traditional willow-weaving skills

One of the perks of being a Breckland Master Gardener is learning new skills through our seasonal in-service training events.  In the spirit of winter, the latest training day featured a masterclass in traditional Willow Weaving, delivered by Katy Fullilove of the Swaffham ESCAPE project. The event was held at Necton Community Centre, where their […]

Goosegogs for free!

Goosegogs for free!

Too good to be true well let’s throw in redcurrants and blackcurrants, surely there must be a catch somewhere. Who was it that said there was nothing free in this life, and yes I suppose they were right, but here the only catch is a little work and someone else’s generosity in giving you the […]

Cold, empty and unproductive!

Cold, empty and unproductive!

This is the sad lament of many an unheated Greenhouse, tomatoes finished and cleared out. Lots of space but not a lot doing. I could mention the delights of growing lambs lettuce or even late rocket (much mellower flavour and slow to seed) but for the latter, time’s probably run out. So lets be positive […]

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Tomato grafts

Well the easy bit is that it’s probably the easiest graft. All you need is a sharp blade, by preference I’d go for a Stanley knife blade but do watch the edges, a wrapping of insulation tape does ease the potential problems, as I know from experience. The cut needs to be diagonal to give […]

AUBREY’S TASTY GREEN

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Could you be a Growing Buddy?

Now launching an exciting new volunteering opportunity in Breckland! We are recruiting volunteer ‘Growing Buddies’ to join our current network in Breckland. Growing Buddies will support older and more vulnerable residents in Breckland through growing activities within well-being hubs; care homes, dementia cafes; carer groups; Age UK, walking groups, resident’s associations etc 15 new volunteers […]

Norfolk Masters get grafting!

Breckland Master Gardeners discover traditional willow-weaving skills

Case Studies

Growing and Reminiscence

The great thing about the Master Gardener network is the wide range of people you can help and encourage to grow their own. Most of the Breckland Master Gardeners currently work with schools and families, but we had recently been invited to make a visit to a local care home. Master Gardener Robert ran the […]

Makers Meet-up

Apple Day at Oxburgh Hall