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Enjoying the garden

Do enjoy the delights of the garden I know there are always jobs that should be done, but we try and make everything as easy as possible. In te afternoons and evenings we tend to sit and enjoy looking at the garden. In the afternoon we enjoy a few cool beer shandies and later on a bottle of wine. There …

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Server move

We may have a short amount of down time while the site is moved to a new server. I’ll update this when finished   We have successfully move the site to a new server

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The best Father’s day ever

Father’s Day Yesterday turned out to be one of the best days of my life. My daughter, who lives in Southampton gave me a ring on Saturday to let me know she had booked a table for Vanda and I at the Farmers boy, for Father’s day at one of our favourite pubs. We had a lovely drive there via Littledean …

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Early June in the garden

A garden in Cinderford in the Forest of Dean Well, the last month has seen all sorts of weather. Last weeks thunder storms took me off line for a week as my modem was destroyed. This is one of the best times for gardening as most of the vegetables and flowers are now either ready or are in the garden, …

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Location of a new hospital in the Forest of Dean

Have your say on new hospital in the Forest of Dean location A Citizens Jury made up of 18 local forest of dean citizens will meet from 30th July to August 2018 to discuss. See Citizens Jury web site There are materials on this site. Dates 21st May 10am – 3pm drop in at Cinderford Co Op 21st May 10am – 3pm …

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The garden in May

Gardening in the Forest of Dean Gardening in the forest of dean has it’s own virtues and problems. More on that later. Well, spring is truly here now. Our potatoes are doing very well, they are all in pots and bags this year. I’ll add some photos at the end of this gardening blog. I have been planting seeds in …

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Selling lots of items from clearout

We are having a grand clear out and putting lots of items up on E bay like the following: A list of items for sale All of these are available to pick up locally so no postage and packing for Foresters.  

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Planting the vegetable garden

The vegetable Garden After all the horrendous weather this year, at last it is warm and dry enough to make a start in planting the vegetable garden. We still have lots to do of course but it is marvellous to be able to make a good start. Planting Potatoes This year all our potatoes are being planted in bags of …

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A trip to the New Forest

This week Vanda and I set off for the new forest to spend some time with my lovely daughter Lara. We stayed at a delightful B and B but the highlight was a dinner at https://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/rhinefieldhouse This is a magnificent building in gorgeous surroundings and we had our dinner as private diners in the  Alhambra room. Inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Granada, …

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Give the Royal Forest of Dean an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status

Give the Royal Forest of Dean an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status The Forest of Dean, ‘Britain’s favourite Forest’, should be acknowledged as an area of outstanding natural beauty. AONB is land protected by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. It protects the land to conserve and enhance its natural beauty. Please help us protect this unique …