The 2018 AGM will take place on: 18th March 2pm in the conference room The short business meeting will be followed by a talk about apple orchards by Neil Reeve, from The East of England Apples and Orchards Project. Please come along if you can. We have an exciting year ahead. The AGM documents are […]

Back to winter

My last post was entitled ‘lengthening days and signs of spring’! What a joke, I should take it all back after this week. With the start of March I would normally be thinking all systems go, with the job list mounting and that spring like feeling of wanting to get on with things. Instead of […]

Lengthening days and signs of spring

It may seem that we are still firmly in the grip of winter, still waking up in darkness, peering out onto a gloomy lifeless scene and making decisions about how many layers of clothing are needed or which waterproof to take. But look a little closer and you soon realise that some plants are feeling […]


Friday 23rd February 2018 at 7.30pm The Friends are pleased to host a general knowledge quiz. Please come along, everyone is welcome. The Quiz will take place in the Cressing Temple Visitor Centre starting at 7.30pm. Teams of 4-6 people, £5 per head. Tea, coffee & biscuits provided, but please feel free to bring your own […]

Happy Christmas

So here we are, almost at the end of another year and time for another volunteer Christmas party. This time last year we had nothing but the gazebo to shelter us from the drizzly December weather. Do you remember it? So what luxury it was this year, to have warmth, light and power in the […]

A smelly week

With the warmth and and fragrance of summer herbs and roses well behind us, this week has been filled with more autumnal aromas, and not all of them pleasant! It was time to give our fishpond a thorough clean out, following a summer of very poor water quality. We knew there were fish in there […]

A thriving apiary

What a fantastic year it has been for our bees and their honey. Thanks to all the hard work of our beekeeper, Jan French and ably assisted by our chairman, David Andrews, our honey has scooped three awards this year: We are delighted with this recognition and feel very proud to have such a healthy […]