Wednesday, 17 January 2018
National Squirrel appreciation day, 21st January, was started as a way to educate the general public about these vital beings who help spread seeds which sustains and expands plant communities and ecosystems.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
What seems like a long time ago, way back in June, we wrote all about the mystery surrounding the summer solstice. This time of year, on the 21st of December, just a few days before Christmas hits us, Winter Solstice will be upon us.
Monday, 18 December 2017
Remedies from all natural ingredients are our favourite thing to make, especially at this time of year. Most recently, we've been collecting Cramp Bark, Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus), to ward off those pesky pains that we all experience from time to time.
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
One of the most common questions we get asked is, why should we buy bare root? Here we explain why bare root is often purchased in bulk, and what it means!
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Just one look at our company ethos will tell you just how much we love all sorts of creatures, big or small. This week, we’ve been particularly preoccupied with making sure our spiky friends are well looked after - ready for the onslaught of the cold weather we’re about to experience.
Monday, 20 November 2017
Becoming a holder of a National Collection is a considerable achievement and involves a rigorous process. We have spent the last 5 years collecting and cultivating Santolina specimens, and now boast a collection of over 20 varieties. Some of the rarer forms took months of tracking down and are not presently found or grown in the UK.
Friday, 27 October 2017
This year we’ve received further warnings from the Forestry Commission and The Plant Health Inspectorate about yet another possible threat of Xylella.
Friday, 27 October 2017
We often spot these little structures on our Oaks, but are unaware as to what they are or where they came from. Oak galls are small structures that encase the larvae of a wasp, and come in many shapes and sizes.
Friday, 20 October 2017
For years, Hawthorn berries have been used to support the recovery of a range of illnesses and this time of year, they are very common to see within Suffolk hedgerows. So, what can you do with these small, scarlet berries
Friday, 29 September 2017
There is nothing worse than the first cold of Winter, especially for those that manage to avoid that mid-summer tickle. There are many ways to resolve a cold, but our most tried and tested method has to be a proven old country remedy of drinking an elixir of Elderberry Rob.