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Chelsea
I know that a lot of people shun Chelsea for it's elitism but once in every 12 years or so you have to take a risk and go. Last time I went it was the first members day and pouring with rain and the 'ladies' had their umbrellas at attack. This year I went o...

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Tree Planting on the Stackyard Nursery
We have over the last seven years planted trees and hedges every Winter/Spring, the only spare time we have. This year so far we have planted the paddock field, about two acres with 37 Suffolk Black Poplars, from cuttings I took five years ago, they are now...

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Water Logged Land
Happy New Year We in the UK have had an intense amount of rain in the last few months with the results being flooding and loss of homes and lives, our thoughts are with you all. The Suffolk NFU have been sending fodder and straw to their fellow farmers in N...

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Cleaning the pond
Its a job that does not need to be done very often and, thank goodness, I hear you cry as it's such a dirty and stinking job. We last did this job 7 years ago and at that time we were battling Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Brambles, the pond was originally dug t...

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New garden design being implimented
I have a wonderful client who has an amazing holiday home on the North Norfolk cost.  A beautiful part of the world, but it does come with its challenges. Salt laden winds straight off the north sea from Scandinavia. Being a holiday home watering in summer ...

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Mushroom Risotto
As some of you may know we are building a cafe, art gallery, workshop and farm shop on the nursery and are at the moment developing the menu for the cafe. I know this is a bit early but I need to test all my recipes as I am a great innovator as I cook, but ...

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Apple pressing and cider making
What do you do with 100 apple trees harvest?    Tree planting 2013 We planted the orchards two years ago and this year we had a decent yield of apples, but few pears due to late frosts, very sad to see beautiful white blossom one day and brown frosted flowe...

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Pruning Buddleia on the Stackyard Nursery and taking cutings.

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Pruning on the nursery
I have been pruning back the  Buddleja  on the Stackyard Nursery, when I prune the Buddleja I also take cuttings to increase the stock. I have been asked by a few people when do you cut back and how far. Uncut Buddleja October 2015 I cut the stems to my hip...

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Winter Preperation
Its the start of October and for some Autumn has come in like a Lion others like a Lamb. Cornus and Cotoneaster on the Stackyard Nursery With temperatures at night starting to dip below 5 degrees even in sunny Suffolk plants and trees are reacting to nature...
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