Archive for 22/11/2013

Bee Appy


‘There are 23 bumblebee species in Britain and Ireland. They play an increasingly appreciated role as pollinators and indicators of habitat diversity. Now for the first time there is an app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that provides a comprehensive resource to help identify bumblebees in the field and for learning all about them….’

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Old School Gardener

PicPost: Strawberry Fall

Old School Gardener

Shine A Light

By Cathy Terry

Following on from Wayne’s fascinating discoveries in his’ History of Mayors of Norwich’, I’ve been investigating the collection of sword rests and mace-rests and finding out just how unusual they are……..

The museum’s collection of sword rests and mace-rests are amongst its’ most curious objects. Sword rests are tall brackets of wrought iron with decorative scrolls or foliage, painted name plates referring to former mayors of the parish, coronets and coats of arms. They were once found in churches throughout the city of Norwich, and although some remain in place, a number have come into the museum’s care over the years. They were intended to be fixed to pillars, walls or benches within the parish church. A pair of mace rests for the City’s maces was positioned either side of them. Their purpose was to hold the civic sword and City’s maces during civic services which…

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Old School Gardener

A greenhouse to extend the growing season for King’s Lynn’s Lianne. The second project to be funded from the Old School Garden opening last July.

Lianne sowed her first seeds early this summer when she registered with one of Norfolk’s Master Gardeners, Lally Lee. She started with a garden overgrown with brambles and weeds and now is enjoying harvests of onions, salads, beans and various herbs. She’s simply hooked on growing.

Lianne is on a very low income and being able to grow her own is helping to supplement her diet with fresh, organic vegetables and herbs. Her mentor, Lally wanted to provide Lianne with the tools to continue to grow something throughout the winter and get an early start next year with protected seed sowing.

Lally was awarded funds to purchase a mini-greenhouse and some seeds to get Lianne off to a flying start when the growing season takes off again in early Spring. Lianne was delighted:

A greenhouse is something that I have always wanted to use. To be presented with one makes me happy and proud. I am very grateful for the support, help and kindness of the Garden Organic charity. My sister, Linzi, and I are really looking forward to getting a head start on our vegetables and flowers next spring. I would like to express my gratitude to Master Gardener, Nigel Boldero, for sharing the proceeds of his open garden day this summer, which has enabled this donation“.

Old School Gardener-  with thanks to Lally

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