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Parkwood Springs Forest Garden Feb 2024

2 GoodGymers made their way to help the Friends of Parkwood Springs in Sheffield.

  • Caroline Thomas
  • Rachel
Saturday, 10th of February 2024
Led by Rachel

Two GGers, Caroline and Rachel headed up once again to the lovely forest garden at Parkwood Springs.

I'm always amazed at how much I can learn with Goodgym. We learnt:

  • the differences between male and female Seabuckthorn and that many people make the mistake of buying just the female, but then don't get fruit if there's no male nearby
  • Filbert is similar to Hazel. It has catkins (the male part), and tiny flowers that look like a sea anemone (the female plant) on the same branch. Because they had both they're hoping to get some nuts (although the squirrels will probably get them all!)
  • the intricacies of pruning blackcurrant bushes
  • the gossip about the new Parkrun starting up
  • much more besides!

Lovely spot, lovely people, lovely snacks! We'll be back again soon

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