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Cacophony of Birdsong




What a joy it is to wake up in the morning to sunlight and the sound of birdsong. Truly makes one think that anything is possible once again. My greenhouse is rapidly filling up and I confess that I’m like a child in a sweetshop when I go out and see little seedlings starting to sprout in the seed trays. I hope many of you are enjoying seed sowing and planting up containers with spring arrangements.

Please don’t forget that the Society will be hosting a plant sale at the Dunsfold Village Fete on Saturday 7 May. You will find our stall down near the Village Shop. We welcome donations, buyers and helpers on the day so please do get in touch if you help.


Last month members were treated to an excellent illustrated online talk by Barney Millard on ‘Creating Your Garden: Tips for Thriving Plants’. Barney discussed the importance of knowing your soil type, growing conditions, aspect, and microclimate. All-important reminders that not all plants thrive in every location and that it’s a good idea to consider all these elements when designing your ideal garden. He also highlighted the importance of repetition and focal points – both of which give your eye a place to rest and enjoy the scene. Certain key trees, a bench, sculpture, or pots can function as punctuation marks that provide a necessary emphasis. Look around the garden and make sure that you are making the most out of these features.

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