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November 21, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Apley Walled Garden on LoveBritishFood.com

Waitrose Magazine, 24 Sept 2015

Waitrose Magazine, 24 Sept 2015

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Phil Allen & Suree Coates. Source: Love British Food

Phil Allen & Suree Coates. Source: Love British Food

Apley Walled Garden had a tiny snippet of a mention (but not specifically – just “all grown in nearby Bridgnorth“) in the Waitrose Magazine back in September when the King & Thai restaurant in Broseley won the Midlands Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year. This is a fantastic achievement for chef Suree Coates, who is coming to give a demonstration at Apley Farm Shop’s Christmas Food Fair next Saturday, 28 November (I hope it’ll be milder than today !). Suree sources some of her vegetables from Apley Walled Gardens. She pops down (it’s not far at all) to see Phil, who marks the rows & plots which are then Grown to Order especially for her. Parts of our garden becomes bespoke for her, allowing her to secure a source of otherwise hard to find, unusual fruit & vegetables. To read a more complete account on LoveBritishFood.com, click HERE.

Head Gardener, Phil Allen, gardens using bio dynamic methods, originally a French concept & now widely used in third world countries all over the world. He combines that with Integrated Pest Management (IPM), using trap crops. More on that & his latest gardening news in more detail early next week. In order to make the garden increasingly self sufficient, he puts an amount back of whatever comes out of [ie. is produced in] the garden, to return the trace elements & nutrients back into the soil. Phil gives guided tours throughout the year & gives talks to local interest groups. Email headgardener@apleyestate.com or enquiries@apleyfarmshop.co.uk.

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