“There is something so different in Venice from anyother place in the world, that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to enter an enchanted garden…”
~ Mary Shelley
PLEASE COME and support us at the following two events...
SPRING IN THE PARK THIS WEEK
The planting of these trees was done with great care. We checked the pH of the soil - neutral, had cleared the brambles and fallen hedgerow trees - (the HIB Team) then Craig had hand dug a large hole for each tree and filled it with compost donated by Agrovista, covered the surround with more compost and bark mulch after clearing away all grass, drove in 8 foot posts around each tree which had been painted with Barn Paint donated by Ridgeons and stapled on chicken wire as protection against deer and rabbits. The Giant Redwood was sponsored by the Leverett family and the Magnolia by the residents at Magnolia House.
The joys of allotments are considerable and we award a beautiful trophy for the best Allotment. Could it be yours or can you nominate one you admire? Please send us lovely pictures
Iur Children's allotment sets us high standards thanks to Gill Coulson and her team.
Ladybugs, or lady beetles, are considered a beneficial bug which helps rid an area of crop-damaging aphids, mealybugs and other destructive insect pests. The adult ladybugs feed on these insects. They also lay their eggs among the aphids or other prey so the emerging larvae can feed on the insects, too.
MAKING A BUG HOUSE
Garden Organic sell nematodes that parasitise slugs and snails We will be trialling these