As a professional gardener in beautiful Horsham in West Sussex, UK, I aim to post a series of links of what I think are useful to gardeners in my local area. If you want advice, you can ask in several ways:
firstname.lastname@example.org, mob: 07896 184644, smoke signal, flag, reflective mirror, telepathy, semiphore or telegram. I no longer accept communication via morse code. Sorry.
I have already started a Horsham and District Allotment Club on Facebook. Please join in!
Horsham Organic Gardeners Society can be found at:
Horsham Horticultural Society .
http://www.horshamhorticulturalsociety.co.uk/can be found at:
UK Herb Society. For info and advice:
I am keen on helping others and Guerrilla Gardening is fun to do. Find a cell and help out. I know for a fact you will have(unofficial) support from some unusual sources!
Does your garden have interesting structures? World War 2 Shelters? Or just interested in your area? Visit Sussex past for hints and tips:
Much of the UK has prehistoric interest. Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent, Essex, and Dorset have easily accessible fossils. They are surprisingly easy to find. This website helps you find a site and ID your finds.
Locally sourced, Award Winning butcher:
http://www.newstreetbutchers.co.uk/index.html. (They also do fish now!)
Venison and Poultry.
Havelock Deer Farm. Wakehurst Place. Selsfield Rd. Ardingly. RH17 6TN. 01444 892438
Organic seasonal vegetables:
Swains Farm, Henfield, BN59RP. 01273 494582
Village Greens, Coles Lane, Ockley, Dorking
RH55LS, 01306 713474
Union Jack Farm Shop, Chates Cottage
Cowfold, RH138DU, 01403 865 386
Norbury Blue cheese, made near Dorking. http://www.norburyblue.com/
Say Cheese of Sussex (cheese makers). http://www.saycheeseofsussex.co.uk/cheese.html
Locally grown and pressed Linseed Oil (high in Omega 3).
Beer! Local brewers can be found at:
However, if you want to know those local to Horsham,
Dark Star, Patridge Green. http://darkstarbrewing.co.uk/
King Beer. http://kingbeer.co.uk/
Hepworth Brewery. http://www.hepworthbrewery.co.uk/
Wood and Charcoal.
Heritage Conservation. Wood Yard, Shipley Paygate Shipley. Horsham.RH138PA 01903 745 582. http://www.heritageconservation.co.uk/
Chris Veasey Fishmongers. The Carfax. Horsham
Pisces Fishmongers. 2 High St. Cuckfield. 01444 413551. http://www.piscesfish.co.uk/
Bakery. Bakeries are hard to come by these days.
Forfars (http://www.forfarsbakers.co.uk/) is the main local Sussex bakers. However there are a few gems around such as Fellows Bakery in Ardingly.
Fellows Bakery, Sussex House, Street Lane, Ardingly, RH17 6UA. 01444 892257
Paper. Paper is a difficult material to source. The closest are in Kent:
The Royal Paper Mill, 39 Tovil Hill, Maidstone
Paper recycling. The Waste Paper Company, Surrey, offers a good service.
Green Life Gurus Ltd. (Natural Buildings and Renewable Energy.) These guys design and build everything from Pizza Ovens to Garden ‘Summerhouses’ and New Builds. Also install renewable energy systems. www.gardengurus.co.uk The Gables, Partridge Lane, Newdigate, Surrey, RH5 5BW. 01293 823049. email@example.com
A great site to visit is http://www.bigbarn.co.uk for all the info on local growers in your area.
If you have anything you would like to add, please email me: