Clay Plant Toppers

Our regular participants have been busy making some fabulous clay plant toppers.  These will be used at Lindengate in the garden - see if you can spot any when you next visit. If making them at home, they would make wonderful gifts to family and friends.  Some of these toppers were made to replicate natural items such as flowers or [...]

Clay Plant Toppers2022-01-31T13:13:37+00:00

Digging Potatoes

We have recently been helping to dig up some of the potatoes that were planted at Lindengate.  You may be doing the same if you have  planted any and they are ready. Did you know that according to the  BBC Good Food guide there are approximately 500 varieties of potato grown in this country! Amazing isn’t it?! However, there are [...]

Digging Potatoes2021-07-28T14:01:55+01:00

Going for a Walk

Taking some time to walk, just for the sake of walking, without thinking about where you're going or why, can be an act of self-care.  Why not try a short walking meditation to make the most of these light summer evenings?  You don’t need to do it throughout your whole walk, just a section to help you to focus on [...]

Going for a Walk2021-04-20T12:16:22+01:00

Try Something New – Wild Garlic

Have you ever tried wild garlic? Often found in ancient and mature woodland, wild garlic can be hard to miss. You might notice the smell first and then, perhaps among the bluebells, you might see a carpet of broad leaved plants on the forest floor. The leaves are best picked when young and fresh (before it flowers) and are perfect [...]

Try Something New – Wild Garlic2021-03-23T13:06:42+00:00

Grow Your Own Radishes

Why not set up your own small kitchen garden in a container at home?  You can start to sow the earliest crops ready for later in the year. You could start by growing your own radishes - this easy to follow 'how to grow' card will show you how: How to Grow Your Own Radishes [...]

Grow Your Own Radishes2021-02-18T11:28:45+00:00

Wellbeing at Home during Lockdown

Follow a routine If you’re put into a stricter lockdown, it’s important to create a routine to give your day structure. Try to get up and go to bed at the same time every day, aiming for seven to nine hours of sleep per night. If you’re working from home, make sure you schedule in lunch breaks, and time [...]

Wellbeing at Home during Lockdown2020-11-26T16:50:41+00:00


At this time of year we get mixed weather but often the skies are clear at night. The stars and the moon and sometimes some of the planets can be seen in the night sky if no clouds are obscuring them. Have you ever thought of having a look to see what you can see on one of these [...]


NHS Exercises

NHS Exercises At this time of year there are plenty of active jobs to do in the garden. Beds, borders and containers all need weeding and the  borders can be re edged ready for spring. There are plenty of leaves on the ground and raking these up is a really good way to get some exercise and to warm [...]

NHS Exercises2020-11-26T16:37:55+00:00

Basic Willow Wreath

Basic Willow Wreath Click on the button underneath the image to find out how to make a basic Willow wreath. WREATH MAKING INSTRUCTIONS

Basic Willow Wreath2020-11-12T21:56:28+00:00


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