Monthly Highlights

What to see and do in January

January arrives and a list of jobs to be completed in the New Year! We are planning to prune our gooseberry and currant bushes, prune the apple and pear trees as well as planting some new orchard trees to give us the total of the Essex collection. We will also be coppicing willow and hazel, planting out more willow cuttings and removing tree of heaven saplings from the moat.

Always plenty to burn on the bonfire which will help to warm us up on those cold days!

Finally, we hope to complete the construction of our second new polytunnel!

Staff and volunteers are busy with last minute jobs in the garden, weeding, clearing leaves, mulching, turning compost and constructing one of the new garden trolleys.