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Tree of the Week – Amelanchier

Snowy mespilus or June Berry (Amelanchier) Amelanchier lamarckii  tree is known for its stunning Spring blooms and lovely Autumn colour. These are small deciduous trees or shrubs with showy white flowers in early Spring, red to purple fruits and often good autumn colour. A small tree of open habit, with bronze-tinged young leaves turning orange and red in autumn. White [...]

Tree of the Week – Amelanchier2021-04-13T13:19:47+01:00

Wildflower of the Week – Red Dead Nettle

Red Dead Nettle - Lamium purpureum does not sting.  It displays dense clusters of pinky-red flowers in whorls around its stem and can be found on disturbed ground, in our gravel paths and flower beds.   Red dead-nettle is a common plant that likes ot grow anywhere the grown has been disturbed or cultivated.  It grows to 30cm tall and doesnt' [...]

Wildflower of the Week – Red Dead Nettle2021-04-07T16:33:51+01:00

Tree of the Week – Blackthorn

Blackthorn (Sloe) - Prunus spinosa - early to blossom, blackthorn trees have clouds of snow-white flowers in early Spring.  They're best known for their rich, inky, dark fruits.     Spiny and densely branched, mature trees can grow to a height of around 6-7m and live for up to 100 years.  The dark brown bark is smooth. The leaves are slightly wrinkled, [...]

Tree of the Week – Blackthorn2021-04-07T17:06:35+01:00

Try Something New – Wild Garlic

Have you ever tried wild garlic? Often found in ancient and mature woodland, wild garlic can be hard to miss. You might notice the smell first and then, perhaps among the bluebells, you might see a carpet of broad leaved plants on the forest floor. The leaves are best picked when young and fresh (before it flowers) and are perfect [...]

Try Something New – Wild Garlic2021-03-23T13:06:42+00:00

Listen out for Birdsong

As Spring gets underway you may be aware of more and more birdsong outside. This great Bird Song Identifier from The Woodland Trust will help you identify which garden birds you can hear.

Listen out for Birdsong2021-03-04T14:41:07+00:00

Virtual Tour Around Tring Park

Whenever you’re not able to get out and about, for whatever reason, why not simply enjoy a virtual tour of nearby Tring Park from the comfort of your own home? It’s a great way to improve your wellbeing as you can still takenotice of nature while you stay indoors.  Tring Park - Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour Around Tring Park2021-02-18T11:30:32+00:00

Wellbeing at Home during Lockdown

Follow a routine If you’re put into a stricter lockdown, it’s important to create a routine to give your day structure. Try to get up and go to bed at the same time every day, aiming for seven to nine hours of sleep per night. If you’re working from home, make sure you schedule in lunch breaks, and time [...]

Wellbeing at Home during Lockdown2020-11-26T16:50:41+00:00


At this time of year we get mixed weather but often the skies are clear at night. The stars and the moon and sometimes some of the planets can be seen in the night sky if no clouds are obscuring them. Have you ever thought of having a look to see what you can see on one of these [...]


Basic Willow Wreath

Basic Willow Wreath Click on the button underneath the image to find out how to make a basic Willow wreath. WREATH MAKING INSTRUCTIONS

Basic Willow Wreath2020-11-12T21:56:28+00:00

Cloud Watching

Cloud Watching This time of year there is a real mix of weather including bright sunny days, misty mornings and days filled with clouds and rain. Cloud formations are very varied. They are continually appearing, moving, changing and disappearing. Have you ever taken the time simply to watch how they move and change or just to observe their shapes? [...]

Cloud Watching2020-11-12T21:32:29+00:00
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