16 September 2014

Gearing up for the Surrey Hills WoodFair

There are distinct signs & smells of Autumn in the gardens, but due to the high temperatures during the day, the lawns are still growing, so the mowing is set to continue for another few weeks.

We are getting the gardens ready for the annual Surrey Hills WoodFair Event on 4/5th October, so there is plenty of work to keep us going.  Large crops of raspberries and plums are still being picked and tomatoes continue to ripen, although the season is coming to an end.  Pumpkins and squash are ripening nicely in the late summer sun and will soon be ready for harvest.  The garden orchard has barely filled one box with apples this year, compared to the bumper crop that we had in 2013.  However, the cider orchard is into its second major cropping year and will soon be picked and stored, ready for pressing in a few weeks time. Windfalls are being collected and any good enough are being stored, while the rest go to supplement the pigs diet.

The yew hedges have been cut and taken away for processing, we collected about 60 bags this year.  

                                                              Pumpkins & Squash will soon be ready for harvesting...

13 February 2019
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

11 February 2019
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
31 January 2019
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley

Another day for intergenerational learning to take place

24 January 2019
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit Birtley Residents
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit our Birtley Residents

Safety talks

18 January 2019
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends

A group coffee morning for all to enjoy

11 January 2019
Recovery from a Palliative care case
Recovery from a Palliative care case

Well rested and returning home...

20 December 2018
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!

A family affair at our annual Carol concert

18 December 2018
Another Charitable Christmas at Birtley House
Birtleys Christmas Foodbank Appeal

Helping those in need to put food on the table at Christmas time

13 December 2018
Three apartments... one rare opportunity!
Three apartments... one rare opportunity!

A rare opportunity has arisen to explore three different apartments within our house, leaving you spoiled for choice

04 December 2018
Team Building at Birtley House
Team Building at Birtley House

An afternoon spent getting to know each other

 
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