August top tips for the garden …

August is usually the lie back and enjoy month in the garden. This year however most crops are ready for picking and storing, even blackberries are ready!    Should make for an easier Winter though. If you have not completed summer pruning, cut all leaders back by...

Flowers at Chenies Manor

 Chenies Manor House update. We are hard at work with preparations at Chenies Manor House and aim to open our Gardens in mid-July. The exact date is yet to be confirmed, so please keep your eyes open for details on our website https://www.cheniesmanorhouse.co.uk/  and...

July in your Garden

2020 continues to throw surprises at us, almost unknown to have cherries, pea’s, broad beans, redcurrants and more all in fine form and taste at the end of June.  Lovely, but the freezer is already getting full. So what to do in July?   Keep picking and eating and...

The River Chess needs more people to be involved.

When will this polluting STOP?  June 2020 To those with the ability to make a difference, I am writing to you out of deep concern for the health of the beautiful River Chess. I have been appalled to discover that under certain circumstances the sewage at the Chesham...

Sustainability Sarratt

Sustainability Sarratt River Chess Barnaby Jackson has been following the issues of untreated sewage in our local river – The Chess. Just to remind everyone, the sewage problem arises from the treatment plant in Chesham which gets over whelmed with rain water, foul...

June and the garden!

June has arrived in fine style, hot and dry, great for the tan, not so good for plants.  They will need good watering every week or so, more often for shallow rooting plants like salad veg, tomatoes.  Also this year the soft fruit is suffering from lack of rain, so...

Sarratt Swallows

Their parents flew in Sunday March 29th and quickly feathered the nest. Now the five swallow babies have all successfully fledged but swoop back each evening and tuck up together as you can see from the photo!  Sarratt Swallows born and bred.

Natural Sculpture !

Natural sculpture! Photo shared by Will Hobhouse. If you have any interesting photos taken in lockdown do please share them with us. Send your images to amc.sarratt@gmail.com

Sustainable Sarratt – An Apiarist’s diary

Sustainable Sarratt - An Apiarist’s diary May and June are two of the busiest months of the year in the apiary. Colonies of honey bees that have survived the winter grow exponentially in number during the spring so that they are reaching their peak when pollen and...