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Open Garden: beautiful Holford Manor to raise funds for The Bevern Trust

By Forest Row Local / 09/05/2022

The stunning gardens at Holford Manor, North Chailey will be open to the public on Saturday 21st May from 11am – 4pm to raise much needed funds for The Bevern Trust, a Sussex disability charity. Garden lovers will be thrilled to enjoy this rare opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful private gardens in…

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APRIL RECIPE: PROTEIN PANCAKES

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2022

Easter is nearly upon us, and these protein pancakes are the perfect way to start the day (Although I definitely make these all year round!) I like to add protein powder as my diet tends to be low in protein, so it’s a great way to get more into my day. If you don’t like using…

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The Compost Heap – the ‘Heart Chakra’ of the Garden

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2022

Although I have written about compost before, there are many ways of thinking about compost, here is a slightly different approach… The ancient system of bodily chakras (or energy centres) which many of us know, lists seven main chakras – moving from the base of the spine – the root chakra, to the top of…

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APRIL NEWS FROM NUS GHANI, MP FOR WEALDEN

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2022

When and where new homes are built is always a controversial subject. I receive a lot of correspondence on planning in Wealden, and I recognise the level of frustration at the current housing targets for Wealden. I fully acknowledge that we do need more homes, and a level of development in Wealden is inevitable. I…

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News from Tablehurst Community Farm

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2022

As we write this article in March, spring has most definitely sprung on the farm. The daffodils are flowering, the bees are waking up, we have spring garlic available in the shop and we have a couple of newly born calves in our dairy herd (as well as plenty of new piglets). In terms of…

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Magnifificent Magnolias and Hetty’s Easter Adventure at Borde Hill

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2022

Borde Hill Garden, near Haywards Heath in West Sussex, is home to a truly impressive collection of magnolias. Some, collected by the Great Plant Collectors in the 1900s, are now 90 -100 years old and many have established so well that they have become ‘champion’ trees, and are either the tallest or have the largest girth…

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The Rudes are coming back!

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2022

The very popular Rude Mechanical Theatre Company will be back in Hartfield on Sunday 5th June with a brand-new outdoor play on The Croft. Always good for a laugh, great live music and a bit of provocation, you won’t want to miss them. Their new play is called ‘Gods and Dogs’ and is an hilarious…

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The Healing Garden: WILD GARLIC

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2022

Botanical name: Allium ursinum Synonyms: ramsons, buckrams, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, and bear garlic, hence the Latin name ‘ursinum’. Bears like to dig up and eat the bulbs, as do wild boar. Family name: Amaryllidaceae commonly known as the amaryllis family Medicinal/edible parts: All parts of the plant can be used: bulbs, leaves, flowers, and…

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The Repair Café Forest Row not only saves toasters!

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2022

Since opening in 2017 the Repair Café has had many different items brought to us. Some are practical like toasters and vacuum cleaners but others have much more meaning or significance to the owner of the item. One such item that came to us recently was for one very special Forest Row resident who lives in…

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Community Transport is Appealing!

By Forest Row Local / 29/09/2021

Your Local Medical Transport Service.  Do You know about us and how we work? Even if you do, let us introduce ourselves… Originally, transporting people to medical appointments was a scheme linked to the local surgery, Ashdown Forest Health Centre. The current service was launched by the Wealden District Council jointly with Forest Row Parish…

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