Flora and fauna – eagles or doves ?
Jul04

Flora and fauna – eagles or doves ?

Eagles or Doves? Aquilegia is a really common and splendid sight at the moment on roadside verges. Originally a wild flower, there are also many cultivated varieties in gardens and many of these have escaped back into the wild leading to a confusing picture! Original wild varieties are deep blue but can also be pink or white. The name possibly derives from the Latin for eagle with the petals supposedly resembling an eagle’s...

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New Mills Linen Is On Its Way Thanks to Wiseheart & Wild
May21

New Mills Linen Is On Its Way Thanks to Wiseheart & Wild

We caught up recently with Annie Greatorex, Wild Spinster and she had some very exciting news to impart! Here’s what she told us: “A chance conversation during New Mills Fashion Week started us thinking. Could we produce our own linen?Turns out it’s possible, the only thing we were short of was a field or two, and thanks to the generosity of the people of New Mills and the support of the Home Farm New Mills project...

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Flora and fauna – Wood anemone
May09

Flora and fauna – Wood anemone

This time of year the wood anemone is popping up all over New Mills. It’s thought to be a sure sign of ancient woodlands and also the Romans picked the first flowers of the season to ward off fevers The flowers come in shades of white, pink and purple and large swathes of them can be seen around Goytside...

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Flora and fauna : mining bees
Apr24

Flora and fauna : mining bees

Spring has well and truly sprung here in New Mills with the surrounding fields and hedgerows now blossoming. This along with the excellent weather recently has brought out some very busy bees. There is no mistaking the tawny mining bee: a honeybee-sized ginger species with a thick orange coat and a black face. They feast on shrubs ranging from willow, hawthorn and blackthorn (varieties we have planted in our recent tree...

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Incredible edible – 10 April starting 11am at Goyt Valley residential home
Apr06

Incredible edible – 10 April starting 11am at Goyt Valley residential home

Incredible Edible New Mills have received funding from Derbyshire’s Youth Activity Fund and the Police & Crime Commission Vulnerability Fund to develop a cross generational gardening project based at Goyt Valley House residential home. If you want to engage in some gentle physical activity outdoors, develop your family’s gardening skills or simply engage in friendly chat, come and meet the team. First gardening day Saturday 10th...

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Digging for Dignity at Goyt Valley House, New  Mills
Mar21

Digging for Dignity at Goyt Valley House, New Mills

Incredible Edible New Mills have received funding from Derbyshire’s Youth Activity Fund to develop a cross generational gardening project based at Goyt Valley House residential home. The money did not match what they were hoping for but following a workshop organised by High Peak CVS they have made a successful application to the Vulnerability Fund set up by Police and Crime Commission. Last week Sue was able to thank Hardyal Dhindsa...

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