Overbury Blog

EARLY BIRD COUNTS THE WORMS

EARLY BIRD COUNTS THE WORMS

  • 5 Mar 2019
  • Overbury Farms

During the week starting on the 4th March the BBC Radio 4 program ‘Farming Today’ is covering soil. It’s a fascinating topic and one we are very proud to have at the heart of our farming strategy at Overbury.

 


PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

  • 28 Jan 2019
  • Education, Out and About, Overbury Estate, Overbury Farms

Organised by FWAG with saplings purchased from the Woodland Trust, last weds 23rd January 2019, we welcomed over 20 members of DHL Supply Chain’s project management team to Overbury.

 


GARDEN TEAM GROWING

GARDEN TEAM GROWING

  • 25 Jan 2019
  • Overbury Estate

Overbury Gardening Team


WELCOME JAMIE - HEAD GARDENER

WELCOME JAMIE - HEAD GARDENER

  • 9 Jan 2019
  • Overbury Estate

We are delighted to welcome Jamie Small as our new Head Gardener.  


EXCITING HEAD GARDENER OPPORTUNITY

EXCITING HEAD GARDENER OPPORTUNITY

  • 31 Oct 2018
  • Overbury Estate

A brilliant opportunity has arisen for an experienced and knowledgeable Head Gardener to join us at a private country estate at Overbury on the edge of the Cotswolds.  


EXCITING PROPERTY RENOVATIONS IN OVERBURY & CONDERTON

EXCITING PROPERTY RENOVATIONS IN OVERBURY & CONDERTON

  • 25 Jul 2018
  • Overbury Estate

  It has been a busy summer for our buildings team as they work to complete the renovations of an early 20th Century stone cottage in Overbury. A lovely detached 3 bedroom cottage, set in the heart of the village, with a large garden and beautiful views across the Park, is being modernised and transformed into a fabulous family...


HANDS ON FIRE SAFETY

HANDS ON FIRE SAFETY

  • 29 Jun 2018
  • Overbury Estate

"On one of the hottest days of the year Overbury Staff took 5 mins out of the office and were given the opportunity to learn a but more about different types of fire extinguishers and see what they were like to use,first hand.It was a great training exercise.We hope we never have to use them but it's helpful to know how to use them...


DOWN ON THE FARM

DOWN ON THE FARM

  • 7 Dec 2017
  • Overbury Farms

There are just 4 days left (expires on Monday 11th December 2017) to check out Farmer Jake showing JB how we use Drones at Overbury on CBeebies ‘Down on the Farm’.

Click here to watch now.


CRIMPER ROLLER

CRIMPER ROLLER

  • 30 Nov 2017
  • Overbury Farms

There is so much public awareness of the perceived issues with Glyphostate at the moment even though 3300 studies have shown it to be a very benign chemical when used correctly in the field.  With any potential restriction on its use being enforced on us I wanted to have a look at an alternative method of killing a cover crop before we plant our harvestable, or cash crop, into the field.  To me a cover crop can only enhance the soil and the wider environment.  It shields the soil from rain, reducing runoff and erosion; it feeds the soil biology with carbohydrates and encourages the development of below ground microbial populations; provides winter feed for our sheep; increases soil organic matter to hold more nutrients and water - it’s a no brainier for the farm and the wider environment.


GREAT COMPANIONS

GREAT COMPANIONS

  • 22 Nov 2017
  • Overbury Estate, Overbury Farms

For the last 3 years we have been experimenting with companion crops in our oilseed rape fields, that is growing more than one species of plant together.  The companions are mainly based around legumes to try and increase the amount of atmospheric nitrogen that we can capture and then make available to our farming system, and why wouldn’t we?  The atmosphere is 76% nitrogen, yet our cereal and brassica plants cannot use any of it.  But legumes can-and they do it very quickly.