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Birdwatching

Let's have some fun with some birdwatching. We'd love to hear from you.. what birds you have seen in your garden this week? If you need help to identify them, take a look at the RSPB bird identifier:- http://www.rspb.org.uk/…/bird-and-wildlife…/bird-identifier/# or to offer them a new home:- http://www.buttercupfarm.co.uk/aviaries-birdhouses-dovecote…

 

Taking Cuttings

It feels like spring today here at Buttercup Farm and we feel inspired to take some root cuttings ready for the growing season.  It’s very easy and an ideal way to increase your stock of perennials, such as phlox, rhus, mint, Japanese anemones etc.  Take cuttings now and you'll be potting up your new plants in spring.  Here’s how…

With your fork, simply lift the whole plant out of the ground being careful not to damage the roots.  Separate a section of roots and replant the plant.  

Wash the roots...

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Grow yourself healthy

Grow yourself healthy!

As avid gardeners, we know there is no better way to start leading a healthier lifestyle than growing your own produce! It’s packed full of vitamins, encourages us to eat more of the healthy stuff and it tastes delicious. This is our beginners guide to growing your own leaves, fruit and veg, which you can start today… 

Essential Gardening items for the new spring season

Salad Leaves

Rocket, spinach and lettuce are known in the gardening community as ‘cut and come again’ salad leaves because, quite literally, you can use them a...

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A hint of the Spring ahead

A hint of the Spring ahead!

 

Daffodils

 

We had a lovely view here today!

 

Sheep

Bird Flu Control zone

INFORMATION ON BIRD FLU
As most of you will have now heard, due to the cases of Avian Flu (otherwise known as bird flu) found in wild birds, all bird keepers have been ordered to keep their poultry inside their housing. This is a preventative measure to prevent an outbreak of the disease in Great Britain. 
Regardless of whether you are a poultry farmer or a family who just cares for a handful of chickens or ducks, defra have implemented Prevention Zones, which affects all of England, Wales and Sco...

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