Monthly Archives: November 2011

New book published ‘The Fruit Tree Handbook’ By Ben Pike

Its not very often that I recommend a new book. But ‘The Fruit Tree Handbook‘ By Ben  Pike has just been published by GreenBooks. Its for the amateur and expert, covering Apples, pears, plums, cherries, apricots, peaches , nectarines, mulberries, medlars … Continue reading

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Church Orchard, Mason’s Orchard and Winslow’s Paddock, Portishead, Bristol – October 2011

Church Orchard, Mason’s Orchard and Winslow’s Paddock, all within Weston Moor  Reserve, Weston in Gordano, near Portishead. Three small orchards within the 70ha Weston Moor nature reserve in Weston in Gordano owned by Avon Wildlife Trust. Mostly are all cider … Continue reading

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Tyntesfield NT, Bristol – October 2011

Tyntesfield NT has only been open for a very short time, as it is still undergoing renovation. If you time it right you can actually work being carried out, we saw carpet being vacuum cleaned, with a carpet cleaner with … Continue reading

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Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset – October 2011

The ruins of Glastonbury abbey and the alleged burial place of King Arthur. Also the home of the famous Glastonbury Thorn.  

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Forde Abbey and Gardens, Somerset – October 2011

We finally found Forde Abbey after the sat nav sent us via a very tortuous route.  

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Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset – October 2011

This proved to be a very interesting visit, with dogs being welcome. Our own personal tour guide, as it was so quiet, we were the only ones. A very good tour and historical information.  

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Bath, Somerset October 2011

Quite a small town really, with some narrow streets and its famous Crescent and Cathedral. I thought the Crescent was a bit grubby and unkempt, a slight disappointment.

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Barrington Court, NT, Somerset – October 2011

Barrington Court, NT, Somerset is one of the untold secrets. Orchards and gardens formal and informal, all round one of my favourites so far.

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Berrow, Brean Sands, Burnham On Sea, Somerset – October 2011

It was windy, its was cold, it was wet, it was quiet – Excellent. But I bet it gets busier during the summer months. An area set aside as a nature reserve and plants/trees grown to stabilize the dunes. Masses … Continue reading

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