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 […]

Knabs Ridge funding – Two Ridings Community Foundation

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 […]

A Yearly Garden Planner

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, […]

Birstwith Show Evening Party

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.