FROM THE MILL
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What’s there not to love about honey! It tastes delicious, has medicinal healing properties and keeps our bees busy pollinating our plants.
This month we are talking to Wally Thrale, our local honey supplier who tells us more about how it all began and shares his success.
Nationals Gardening week is held between the 30th April to the 6th May and was launched seven years ago by the RHS and aims to encourage more people to take part in the healthy and productive outdoor activity of gardening.
We will be sharing lots of information on how you can build your own bugs hotel, what to feed our birds and insects, how we can save our butterflies, how you can get the whole family involved and where you can learn more about what we do here at the Mill!
Although April has arrived you could be forgiven for thinking you were still back at the beginning of the year, with cold spells and endless days of rain. Frustrating for gardeners who just want to ‘get going’! We share your frustrations as we are a few weeks behind where we would like to be at the Mill. It’s not just muddy paths that are the problem, on light sandy soil such as ours, if you walk on the beds when they are soggy you can compact it and reduce aeration. This prevents future water and nutrient retention which is paramount for healthy soil.