Gardening

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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BEING Outdoors re-opening dates

Here’s the latest update from BEING Outdoors: To all our Forest School families, We hope you are all well and managing to get out into nature as we move forward. We are so pleased to share that we can look ahead and re-start some of our programmes as we move out of lockdown. Its been …

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Nimble green fingers wanted in New Mills

A volunteer service in New Mills is on the lookout for people with a passion for gardening and horticulture. As the good weather has made an appearance, New Mills and District Volunteer Centre has seen an influx in requests from local elderly or disabled residents, wanting gardening support. The centre offers a service to people …

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