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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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Tucking up the winter veggie bed

Tucking up the winter veggie bedThat sharp cold snap has finished off my climbing french beans. Its been a good year courtesy of the compost trench and a policy of heavy picking every few days, the latter promotes the production of more flowers and hence more beans, but its time to put something back for next year. Remove the poles [...]

Apples – Sage advice

Apples – Pests

Events

Nov 26th: Kew – the early years

The historical development of the gardens at Kew. An illustrated talk by John Simmons OBE, VMH. This talk is presented by Norfolk Gardens Trust and is open to it’s members and their guests only. Vist their website for more information – http://www.norfolkgt.org.uk John Innes Cente, Wednesday, 26 November, 2pm.

Nov 27th: How to smell more in the garden

Jan 26th: Weeds & how to Cultivate them

News

Master Gardener project at Philadelphia House wins Norse award

Master Gardener project at Philadelphia House wins Norse awardMaster 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 [...]

Fancy a new growing challenge for 2015?

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

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