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Master Gardener project at Philadelphia House wins Norse award 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
 
Master Gardener project at Philadelphia House wins Norse award

Master Gardener project at Philadelphia House wins Norse award

Master Gardeners Chris and Geoff have been supporting an intergenerational gardening project  with Age UK  Norwich,  residents at Philadelphia House and school children from Angel Road Middle School.  This project began back in  late Autumn 2013, when Chris and Geoff met with residents, staff and children to discuss plans for a new growing space located [...]

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 [...]

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Jerusalem !

Jerusalem !No, not the hymn, but the artichoke. This plant has many hidden virtues to commend itself. It originated from North America, is a member of the sunflower family, and at one time in the early 17th century was even more popular than potatoes. The virtues first: It is excellent for screening, growing up to 10ft [...]

Safety in onions

Something for a cold winter’s day

Events

Jan 26th: Weeds & how to Cultivate them

An illustrated talk by Robert Maidstone, professional gardener and naturalist. This is a Norfolk Organic Group event and open to non members for a small entry fee. Come along, enjoy tea and cake afterwards and maybe you’d like to join the group. Friends Meeting House, uppr Goat Lane, Norwich, NR2 1EW Monday, 26 January, 7.30pm

Feb 15th: Workday at Elsing Community Orchard

Feb 23rd: Norfolk Organic Group AGM 2015

News

December tips from Master Gardener Jeffrey

December tips from Master Gardener JeffreyThe weather has been awful so far this month so I’ve been restricted to hedging and a bit of hoeing. It’s not advisable to dig at this time of year. I can testify that a great way to burn off some of the Christmas excess is to turn your compost heaps over, which I did [...]

Master Gardener project at Philadelphia House wins Norse award

Fancy a new growing challenge for 2015?

Case Studies

December in the garden

December in the gardenDaylight and light levels are now at their lowest, so why is the grass still growing? You can quite understand why our ancestors celebrated the coming of the return of the sun, now called Christmas.  We continue these traditions by bringing in the Holly and the Ivy, as well as Mistletoe. In the garden there [...]

November in the Garden

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