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Breckland Master Gardeners are hot, hot, hot at events this summer

Breckland Master Gardeners are hot, hot, hot at events this summer

The last fortnight has been a non-stop tour of district and county horticultural events for Breckland Master Gardeners. First up was Breckland’s Festival on the Farm, then Sandringham Flower Show and finally Wayland Agricultural Show. What a line up!       Festival on the Farm, 26 July 2014 Breckland Council’s annual festival, showcasing all [...]

Breckland Master Gardeners at National Masters Conference in Ryton Gardens

Breckland Master Gardeners at National Masters Conference in Ryton Gardens

Breckland Master Gardeners joined a happy band of around 150 Master Composters and Master Gardeners from around the country at Ryton Gardens, Coventry for the annual National Volunteers Masters Conference on 21 June 2014. It may have been the glorious weather, it make have been the wormeries, it may have been the cake (hand-made in [...]

Breckland Master Gardeners went Pumpkin mad at Watton Carnival 2014

Breckland Master Gardeners went Pumpkin mad at Watton Carnival 2014

Watton High Street was buzzing on Sunday 8 June 2014. It was the day of the Carnival and Breckland Master Gardeners were there to launch the Pumpkin Parade. They gave away 114 young pumpkin plants free to those visitors who promised to give them a good home. These pumpkins were grown by Watton Master Gardener [...]

Master Gardeners' blog posts

Mint for winter

Mint for winterYes, its starting to be that time of year again, when thoughts turn to the next season. Whilst there are many things more productive to do I always think its worth while to try and maintain a little fresh mint. The smell is reminiscent of summer and always adds a little extra to a three [...]

Apples

Parsley – a winter must

Events

Sep 29th: Seasonal top fruit

Come along to a talk by Robin Parker on the best options for grow your own top fruit. A Norfolk Organic Group event, open to non-members for a very low door fee. Venue – Friends Meeting House, uppr Goat Lane, Norwich. NR2 1EW. 7.30pm on Monday 29 September

Oct 5th: Oxburgh Hall Apple Day

Oct 8th: Thomas Mawson’s Gardens for Lord Leverhulme

News

Things to do in the garden in September

Things to do in the garden in SeptemberSeptember is shaping up to be a warm, bright start to Autumn, great news for growers as it extends the season for us.  Master Gardener Jeffrey has come up with his top things to do this month. This year, fruit such as apples, pears and plums are providing bumper harvests.  Before storing produce after harvesting, [...]

What a summer for Breckland Master Gardeners

Breckland Master Gardeners are hot, hot, hot at events this summer

Case Studies

Two good days

Two good daysI recently enjoyed two days of talking to people about our mission. The first one, on Saturday 26th July was the Festival on the Farm at Gressenhall, where Breckland Master Gardeners took over the farm garden to show people what we are about. There were lots of activities going on, including a talk about seed [...]

Herring House back yard continues to flourish

Potatoes