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Courgette Conundrum?

courgette-cakeWell it has happened again! After last year I promised myself that I would not let my courgettes become marrows while my back was turned! But with all this rain and warm temperatures I visited my plot to discover 6 whoppers!!! I returned to the house wearily to hear the moans of my family as [...]

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Dunchurch Infant School’s Big Feast

Dunchurch Infant School’s Big Feast  Friday the 5th July was the first lunch time feast for the schools garden club. The gardening club was only formed earlier this year and the children have been busy sowing and planting a wide range of vegetables and Friday was the chance for all 24 children that have been involved to celebrate their [...]

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Bees are amazing. Unraveling the Pollinating Secrets of a Bee’s Buzz

Bee-on-sunflowerPlease have a quick look at this amazing link of how and why bees buzz to pollinate http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/science/unraveling-the-pollinating-secrets-of-a-bees-buzz.html?_r=1& Fascinating! The worrying bit is why scientists are doing this research?…so we can re-create the effect, (at vast profit) for when the bees are gone??

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500L Big pot update

2-big-potsMy big 500L pots are growing well and since these were taken the corn are 2 foot tall!

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The ROSE centre blooms

The ROSE centre bloomsResidents Of Spon End (the ROSE centre) had a great session planting and harvesting in their community garden based at the ROSE community centre. Our Master Gardener Jo Payne is a keen volunteer at the adult session and she manages the growing activities for the youth group at night. With 10 of us at the [...]

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