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A great day for Breckland Master Gardeners at Gressenhall’s Apple Day 2014 – over 3,000 visitors Putting the kitchen garden to bed for the winter – Breckland Master Gardeners autumn training Apples abound at Oxburgh Hall’s first ever Apple Day
 
A great day for Breckland Master Gardeners at Gressenhall’s Apple Day 2014 – over 3,000 visitors

A great day for Breckland Master Gardeners at Gressenhall’s Apple Day 2014 – over 3,000 visitors

Breckland Master Gardeners joined forces with Norfolk Master Composters and Norfolk Organic Group at Gressenhall’s annual Apple Day on Sunday, 19 October. A gorgeous autumnal day, with the right mix of sunshine and warm winds, enticed people to come from across the county and indeed even crossing the borders of Cambridge and Lincolnshire. Just over [...]

Putting the kitchen garden to bed for the winter – Breckland Master Gardeners autumn training

Putting the kitchen garden to bed for the winter – Breckland Master Gardeners autumn training

This was the theme of our guided tour of Oxburgh Hall’s walled kitchen garden, this autumn’s in-service training for Breckland Master Gardener. Sunny Saturday morning, 11 October, at the entrance to Oxburgh Hall, Outdoors Manager, Helen Gregory and Lead Gardener, June welcomed the team of Master Gardener volunteers. Helen began with a potted history of [...]

Apples abound at Oxburgh Hall’s first ever Apple Day

Apples abound at Oxburgh Hall’s first ever Apple Day

On a sunny Sunday morning, Breckland Master Gardeners, Robert and Trevor set up their stall at the first ever Apple Day at Oxburgh Hall. They were located in the large marquee beside East of England Apples & Orchards Project (EEAOP for short) . From the beginning of the day, when the gates opened, the marquee [...]

Master Gardeners' blog posts

Apples – Sage advice

Apples – Sage adviceMany years ago as a wee nipper of not yet double figures I received some advice that had taken a life time of thought, and which at the time seemed to be so difficult to understand that I remembered it. The first statement was that “people look at apple trees but never see them” and [...]

Apples – Pests

Compost – A quick reminder

Events

Oct 27th: Vegetable growing in small spaces

Pauline Harper, gardening expert and show judge, will share top tips for getting the best out of container growing – a great option for those with limited space. This is a Norfolk Organic Group meeting and open to non members for a small entry fee. Come along and enjoy a chat and tea afterwards. Friends [...]

Nov 26th: Kew – the early years

Nov 27th: How to smell more in the garden

News

Fancy a new growing challenge for 2015?

Fancy a new growing challenge for 2015?Breckland Master Gardener is recruiting now for our next foundation course in spring 2015. If you grow your own and you think you can encourage and show others how to get growing, then this might be your next big adventure. Here what some of our current volunteers think of the role Breckland Master Gardeners chatting [...]

A great day for Breckland Master Gardeners at Gressenhall’s Apple Day 2014 – over 3,000 visitors

Putting the kitchen garden to bed for the winter – Breckland Master Gardeners autumn training

Case Studies

Grow your own on a budget – fresh, organic Pea Shoots for only 70p

Grow your own on a budget – fresh, organic Pea Shoots for only 70pCooking on a budget is a programme of sessions delivered by volunteers from Hope Church Thetford to people seeking to develop basic skills and confidence in preparing and cooking nutritious meals cheaply for themselves and their families. Anne Simmonds, the lead organiser of the Skills for Life project, invited Breckland Master Gardener to deliver a [...]

Two good days

Herring House back yard continues to flourish