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  1. What to do with your garden in August:

    August 26, 2016 By camlo
    Gardeners, Sussex

    The Telegraph has combined a helpful list of things to do with your garden in August, with plenty of ideas on how to spend the Bank Holiday weekend! Make your garden hedgehog friendly: hedgehogs are predicted to be extinct as early as 2020, so we should be doing everything we can to help them! Make […]

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  2. Original Bramley Apple Tree Dying

    July 22, 2016 By camlo
    Tree disease, Tree Work

    The 200 year old original Bramley apple tree is coming to the end of its life as it battles a fungal infection. The tree, which is located in the Nottinghamshire town of Southwell is the parent of all contemporary Bramley apple trees. Sadly the tree which has been a landmark for generations has contracted ‘Honey […]

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  3. The art of deadheading

    May 9, 2016 By camlo
    Deadheading, hedge trimming

    Deadheading is the process whereby dead or faded¬†flowers are removed from flowering plants and shrubs to focus their growth and seed distribution. It can also stop the wide distribution of petals making gardens look unkempt. Plants which particularly¬†benefit from deadheading include Roses, Geraniums, and shrubs such as Rhododendron, and Lilacs. Deadheading is most effective when […]

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  4. Cats Protection Quiz Night

    October 9, 2015 By camlo
    Quiz night

    PJ Chaffin recently took part in a quiz night in Pevensey with the aim of raising money for the Cat Protection Charity.

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  5. Chaffin’s Charity Paintball

    August 28, 2015 By camlo

    Here at Chaffin’s we never shy away from a challenge, and so when the Highways Agency claimed they were the better shots – we decided to put it to the test!

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  6. Britain’s oldest tree in peril

    May 1, 2015 By camlo
    Tree health, tree surgery

    The Telegraph recently reported that a 4,000 year old Ashbrittle Yew Tree which is thought to be the oldest living thing in Britain, may finally be dying.

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  7. Tree pollarding: when and how?

    March 6, 2015 By camlo
    Tree pollarding, pollarding

    Tree pollarding is the act of pruning tree growth back to a manageable level. This is done for a variety of reasons, including reducing the amount of shade cast by trees, making sure trees don’t outgrow their surrounding garden environment, and also to avoid disrupting local infrastructure such as cabling and adjoining properties.

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  8. Dealing with slippery leaves

    December 12, 2014 By camlo

    While Autumn may traditionally be associated with the shedding of leaves, the problem of leaves on pavements and roads persists well into the winter months.

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  9. Seaford residents to plant 1000 new trees

    November 28, 2014 By camlo
    Saplings, Tree Planting

    Tomorrow (November the 29th), all residents of Seaford are being invited to take part in the planting of 1000 new trees in the Chalvington Fields area.

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  10. Woman killed by tree as remnants of Gonzalo hit

    October 21, 2014 By camlo
    Damaged trees, dangerous trees

    A woman has been killed by a falling tree in the London Borough of Kensington as the remnants of tropical storm Gonzalo hit the UK.

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