Uckfield-based business Vacher Gardens has won a prestigious award from Plumpton College for its work with apprentices.
Plant hunter Tom Hart Dyke, who was kidnapped in the Colombian jungle and held captive for nine months, will be giving a talk at Buxted Park Hotel on Monday, November 25.
His story will range from growing up in a castle, to living under the threat of death in the jungle, and to achieving his ambition of creating a World Garden made up of all the plants he has collected.
A walk round the garden at this time of year can be a joy, even though there is not much in bloom.
There’s a natural reaction at this time of year to stay warm indoors and do your gardening looking through the windows.
Uckfield-based Green DIY is planning to open new stores in the South East of England.
The gardening year may becoming to an end but wise gardeners will make the most of the early autumn warmth.
It has been an unusual spring, to say the least. We had daffodils at Christmas and, amazingly, other varieties were blooming at Easter,
Work is continuing to clean the patio to get rid of moss and slime which makes it very slippery, writes the Uckfield News Anonymous Gardener.
Gardening is entering a quiet period as the days get shorter. Weather is unpredictable and we should be ready for heavy rain, high winds and, yes, snow.
Vacher Gardens has vacancies for two people to lead and work in small teams on a day to day basis.
Autumn is well under way, shown by an inundation of acorns and leaves, writes the Uckfield News Anonymous Gardener.
The garden got very dry last month and while the odd downpour kept things ticking over last week’s rain was welcome.
Uckfield-based Vacher Gardens is continuing to expand four years after being founded by horticulturist Chris Vacher.
There was a hive of activity in a new community garden in Uckfield on Saturday when planting began there for the first time.
Out with the old in with the new. Summer bedding is now in place including: dianthus, fushia, and marigolds.
Spring has officially sprung and with this in mind gardening work has mainly revolved around preparing the garden so it can be enjoyed throughout the spring and summer.
Autumn brings change to the garden.
The last of the frost on Primulas and Skimmia and the emergence of crocuses are captured in pictures in this feature by the Uckfield News Anonymous Gardener.
The flurry of falling leaves has contined this month and so the majority of time in the garden has been spent clearing them up.
Top allotment holders in Uckfield were honoured on last night (Monday, November 10) by the town council.