It is now a whole year since I took on the task of writing in the parish magazine for the Birstwith Horticultural Society and I really hope I haven’t been repeating myself too often or teaching my grandmother to suck eggs. Having to think carefully about what I want to say each month has made […]
November is often the month when the leaves reach their best autumnal colour and start to fall in earnest. Raking them up can seem like a chore but their addition to the compost heap is always beneficial. As light levels change the lawn will slow its growth. Cut on a high blade and rake or […]
As the days are about to shorten and the mornings have that autumn feel about them what we do in our gardens in October often shapes and informs how they will look like in spring. Pruning and trimming established shrubs keeps them in good shape and saves them from being bent and broken by heavy […]
September is upon us already and here’s hoping everyone has enjoyed a lovely summer break. Birstwith Show has been and gone and was once more a great success. A big thankyou to everyone who entered something in the marquee this year, entries were up on last year and the exhibits were superb. I hope some […]
Save the date for Saturday 25th July – only 2 weeks this Saturday! Whether you have your entries ready for judging or looking forward to a great family day out, we look forward to meeting you on the show field. Finger’s crossed for the sun to come out again for us, we’ll be keeping an eye […]
Before supermarkets, this time of year was often known as the hungry gap. Winter vegetables were finished and new sowings nowhere near ready for the table. It was and is however a good time for garden maintenance, fences, sheds and timber edges benefit from a coat of paint and shady paths can be washed down […]
The Birstwith Horticultural Society would like to thank the Two Ridings Community Foundation (TRCF) for funding three new gazebos through the Knabs Ridge Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. You may have seen these new gazebos around the field in 2014, used for the trophy display, acoustic stage and tombola stand. The new gazebos are strong and robust […]
January: Mulch any borderline hardy plants with compost or straw. Harvest leeks, parsnips, cabbage and sprouts as needed and enjoy browsing through the seed catalogues. February: This month is your last chance to plant bare root trees and shrubs. Don’t forget to ventilate cold frames and greenhouses on mild days. March: Divide and replant snowdrops. Cut back grasses, […]
Come along and learn how to make some lovely Easter Flowers with a demonstration by Passion 4 Flowers. £2 Per Person 8pm Tuesday 24th March at Birstwith Church Hall. Arrangements will be raffled off with proceeds going to Horticap.
Commences after the show day has finished, with live music from local musicians on the acoustic stage in the early evening. Entry to the event is free for everyone. Back by popular demand is fantastic live music by the Ruby Stone Sound Collective. Well stocked cash bar available all evening. Food will be available on the evening.