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Apple Day at Oxburgh Hall

Apple Day at Oxburgh Hall

It’s that time of year again, when beautiful locations across Breckland play host to Apple Days celebrating the many wonderful varieties of apples produced in our orchards and back gardens.
The second Apple Day of the year to be attended by our volunteer Master Gardeners was at the wonderful Oxburgh Hall. We were once again located alongside East of England Apples and Orchards Project (EEAOP) in the large marquee adjacent to the Hall.

The sun was shining from the moment myself and Robert arrived to set up our stand. Robert brought with him a fig tree and some watercress he has been growing, brilliant examples for people to try at home. The fig tree was a great talking point and something easier to grow than you might expect. For tips on growing your own fig tree see Roberts blog, a taste of the Mediterranean!

The watercress was equally a hit with the visitors on the day. You can find Roberts advice on this and lots of other useful tips from our Master Gardeners for growing in the autumn in this short audio

Master Gardeners Trevor and Andy were also on hand to offer lots of advice to the public and with over 1,000 people through the doors there was plenty of questions being asked. Our Master Gardener Maggie, who is based at Oxburgh Hall was also helping with the ever popular Apple Pressing next to our stand.

Our Master Gardeners are here to help! If you or a community group you support need some help growing your own or you don’t know where to start, then get in touch and you could have the one-to-one support from one of our experienced volunteers. Just contact your local Breckland Co-ordinator Michelle. It’s that easy!


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