Greenwood Foresters Association

greenwood forestersCalling all members of the UK Greenwood Foresters Association set up by Bob and Grace Darling in the 1960’s … Who’s got the Keys?

As an early Member, I drove down to Greenwood, near Heathfield, and at the entrance of Greenwood there was a padlocked barrier so I couldn’t drive in. As no newsletter is being sent out by the Association any more, I am looking for other members who might know where I can get a key or who put the locked barrier up? Or, is the barrier still there?

Please let me know if you have any information or can be of help.

Thank you

~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Waves from Grant. Member Reg. No. 800. Greenwood Foresters Association, (Wardrew Manor, Gilsland, Cumberland)

Saxifrage mounds hold on to life

Saxifrage mounds hold on to lifeThese rescued ‘tumps’ of saxifrage had been dumped in the local Forestry Car Park, and though brown and dried up when we found them, they now grow well and produce lovely flowers …. and aren’t they fun!

Plants can ‘live long and prosper’ too!
The HoBB Gardens can receive unwanted outdoor plants (zone temp. range around -3 degrees C. to +25 degrees C) for as long as we have a special place to house them, so please give your plants a longer life at the HoBB Gardens. (Sorry we are unable to collect at the moment)

But note that naturally, ‘naughty plants’ things like Ground Elder, Nettles, Oxford Ragwort and others from the range of so-called weeds are not the plants that any Gardener welcomes – even at the HoBB Gardens!

We’re at 850 ft above sea level and a bit windy in winter – orphan rubber trees might bounce back to you and until we get a tall greenhouse – so everything needs to be frost hardy. As you might guess, I’ve designed a greenhouse and we’re collecting oak timber and glass for it already.

If you have a plant that needs a home, hobnob with the HoBB and contact me.