Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is very concerned about the spread of ash dieback disease in the UK. Ash trees, as hedgerow and field trees, are an important feature in our landscape and also a key component of ecologically unique woodlands that support rare species.
We welcome the five point plan* for addressing ash die back (Chalara fraxinea) in the short-term, issued by Secretary of State Owen Paterson on November 9.
Paul Wilkinson, The Wildlife Trusts’ Head of Living Landscapes, said: “We are reassured by this statement and the specific reference to the importance
Now this caught my eye on the news up in Cannock today, no reason to discriminate against odd shaped veg in my opinion. All shaped veg and fruit are accepted at gardenchief towers. Most home grown garden veg isn’t up to supermarket shape standards, and more the better for it.
Gardenchief are proud to have been accepted into the The Gardeners Guild.
The Gardeners Guild is a national trade network that gives self-employed gardeners practical support by arranging access to services that are not normally available to individual gardeners. Our membership has come to include tree surgeons, landscapers and garden designers who also offer garden and grounds maintenance as part of their services.
Only gardeners with a nationally recognised horticultural qualification can join. Qualified gardeners have been trained and assessed to a nationally recognised standard in their chosen field of horticulture.
All this week i’ve been up Tixall, Stafford and Cannock Chase doing more training. This time trying to gain more City and Guilds certification. It’s the last day tomorrow, i’ve really enjoyed it, been with a great bunch of lads.
Thanks must go to Martin of Ian morgan Arb for excellent training, professional, curteous and very knowledgable.
Here’s hoping to pass my assesment next Tuesday!
EDIT: I did indeed pass, i now have my CS30/31 accreditation.