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The sad gradual decline of the horticultural 'golden mile' in Surrey Heath

A stretch of the A30 from Bagshot through Windlesham is known in the horticultural trade as the ‘golden mile’. Although how long this will be the case is open for discussion, as I’ll show below. 227 more words

Business & Finance

A detailed review of Man's Influence on Chobham Common

I searched, unsuccessfully, for information on the film being shot  on Chobham Common.

I did though come across a significant piece of historical and landscape research about Chobham Common.  32 more words

Surrey Heath

Watching a film set construction at Albury Bottom on Chobham Common

While researching a boundary stone in the Longcross car park in Chobham Common, I spotted a notice about it being closed for two days . 100 more words


Join the volunteer work party on Barossa Common clearing Scots pine

You may have read here that we’ve been regular past conservation volunteers at Lightwater Country Park, and that we’re happy to extol the benefits of being a volunteer. 41 more words


Oh, the shame of it. The state of our garden secateurs

This afternoon I’ve been gardening. Mostly tidying up, weeding, and pruning.

Pruning our Acer negundo ‘Flamingo’ was easy.  Cutting out the dead leaves of Phormium was much more trouble on two fronts, accessing the dead leaves at the plant base, and then cutting with secateurs. 64 more words

Environment & Nature

Enjoying getting up close to Alpacas

At the Malvern Autumn Show we spent quite a bit of time talking to breeders of Alpacas. Actually, quite a lot of time.

Why, you might reasonably ask? 102 more words


The Belted Galloway cattle back in the heathland

Brentmoor Heath & Folly Bog Surrey Wildlife Trust Ranger, ben.habgood@SurreyWT.org.uk, said in his summer notice that the docile Belted Galloway cattle would be back in September. 67 more words

Environment & Nature