Overbury Blog

SLOW THE FLOW

SLOW THE FLOW

  • 13 Feb 2017
  • Overbury Farms

This week Farm workers Derek, Graham and Gordon, (with a little help from Martyn, our Forester) have been working on a co-funded project with the Environment Agency and The Flow Partnership to ‘Slow the Flow’.  In simple terms this involves making little dams in streams, made of natural timber materials, located on site.  The timber is placed at crisscross angles across the stream and pinned securely in place into the stream bed with iron bars.


FEBRUARY GARDEN

FEBRUARY GARDEN

  • 8 Feb 2017
  • Overbury Estate

Now is a great time to prune or renovate climbing roses. One question that I am often asked is how far apart to space my wires to support my climbing rose?

My rule of thumb is to position the first wire 45cm from the ground and subsequent wires 30cm apart.

Once your support is in place the first job is to cut out the dead, diseased and dying branches. Tie in any new shoots to fill in the gaps and prune any side shoots that have flowered last year to four buds or a third of they're length.