Friday, 25 March 2016


Here is an interesting idea from the US that you may like to try. Let us know how you get on if you decide to give it a go. 
You can also see how to do it in the video in the post below.

"If you’re like me, you’ve probably thrown out far too many vegetables than you’d like to admit because you let them overripe in your fridge. But if you have some old tomatoes sitting around, there’s a better alternative to throwing them away! Apparently, in only a few days, you can turn those tomatoes into seedlings and actually grow new tomatoes! In the video below, The Wannabe Homesteader shows us how to grow your own tomatoes using a pot, some soil, and an old tomato. All you need to do is cut up that tomato into one quarter-inch thick slices and place them on a pot of compost. Cover them up with some potting soil and water them sporadically. Within 1-2 weeks, you’ll have 50-60 tomato seedlings! Don’t forget to share this great money saving trick with your friends!"


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Scotney Castle

Julie has been on one of her excursions on a chilly March day. This time a visit to Scotney Castle in Kent.
The water really does look cold and despite the splash of colour from the daffodils, make you want to look forward to warmer days.


To celebrate Mothers Day, Karen was taken to one of her favorite places, RHS Wisley Gardens, in Surrey. Here are a few photos of the occasion, including a couple of shots of the butterflies:
Karen with her daughter

Thursday, 3 March 2016


At our meeting on Wednesday night (2 March) one of our members expressed her distress at the sudden appearance of mole hills in her garden, and is at a loss as to quite how to manage the problem.
The photo above shows the extent of the outbreak, together with a visiting pheasant, who has come along to inspect what is going on. It is not thought he offered much assistance with a resolution.

Nevertheless, we think the photo is terrific and worth sharing.
However, if you do know of a solution do get in touch and we will pass it on. email: