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Using Barley Straw to control weed and pond algae

Using Barley Straw to control weed and pond algae

  • 25 Jun 2010
  • Gardening, Overbury Estate

Martyn and George spent a hot day this week making barley straw 'sausages' to sink into The Break Pool and Robins Mill Pond. This is a traditional method of managing pond weed and algae; the theory being that as soon as the straw is placed into the water it starts to rot and produces mild hydrogen peroxide (all quite natural we assure you) and...


Maypole Dancing

Maypole Dancing

  • 4 Jun 2010
  • Local Events, Overbury Estate

There was a full turnout of pupils and parents when the children of Overbury C of E First School crowned their May Queen on the last day of term last Friday, 28th May. They led a procession from the School for their annual Maypole Dancing in the courtyard at Overbury Court. Grasshoppers Nursery School came along to watch.