This year we have become Bee Guardians. A few weeks ago we took delivery of a batch of Red Mason bee cocoons. Red Mason bees are excellent pollinators for fruit trees, as we have 5 apple and 2 pear cordon trees in the Friends’ Garden they should be great for helping our fruit crop. As […]
A prestigious prize has been awarded to HTA Design LLP, the company responsible for the preservation and restoration of the Water Gardens, which are a significant example of mid-twentieth century design. HTA Design LLP was winner of the 2017 Landscape Institute Heritage and Conservation Award. The judging team described the project as “ground breaking”.
In early October 2016 we visited Chorleywood Community Orchard as they celebrated Apple Day. There are around 140 apple, plum, damson and cherry trees growing in the orchard. Nearly 60 varieties of apple have been planted, many of them, such as Brownlees’ Russet and Lane’s Prince Albert are local to Hertfordshire. […]
On a cold Saturday in February one group of Friends travelled to Bushey Rose Gardens for a rose pruning workshop while another group attended training on river fly monitoring on the river Chess at Latimer. We won’t start river fly monitoring until restoration work is complete, but pruning skills have already been put to good […]