Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Return of the scarecrows.

Saturday 14 June

A date to remember

Lady Charity has great pleasure in inviting all her friends and relations to a day out in Buckle's Wood. We shall be remembering our ancestors who  lived during the First World War. Dress optional, but appropriate for the occasion!

Some body give Bertie a prod, otherwise he'll miss the prize giving.
More details to follow.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Mass plug planting

The school children spent a busy, last afternoon of term, planting the wildflower plugs that we bought from Shrublands Park Nursery. Catherine Stitt from the Nursery described the qualities of each plant,and added details of how they were used as remedies in bygone days. Help from Catherine,Jackie and Margaret, Anna and Mac was much appreciated by all!
A temporary wire netting fence surrounds the plants to keep them safe from the rabbits and hopefully they will merge in with the other all the other wildflowers over the summer.

I thought the Barn Owl box would not be occupied this year, so it was good top see a pair of Jackdaws popping in and out, whilst keeping an eye on me and flying off when I got too close!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Ready to plant the plugs

Caroline, from Shrublands Nursery will bring the wildflower plugs up to the wood this Friday afternoon.
An exciting end of term activity for the children at Elmsett School. Luckily Caroline has offered to talk about the special qualities of these plants and answer any tricky questions!
All the flowers ,Bettony, Cowslips, Meadow Buttercup ,Ragged Robin and yarrow, are suitable for sunny spots,
We shall plant the Foxgloves  elsewhere.