Sussex Living Article

Sussex Living Article

Tottington Woodlanders are featured in the September issue of the Sussex Living Magazine.  This is a free publication, available from a number of outlets in the local area, most notably Garden Centres, but also many other locations. Be sure to pick up your copy...
We Are Back

We Are Back

After many months of being without a website we are back at last.  Our previous site was subject to a series of cyber attacks that left it virtually unusable.  Over the past year the site has been completely rebuilt.   The old site was many years’ old and simply...
I’m Not Sure Wassail Works!

I’m Not Sure Wassail Works!

Wassailing apple trees is an ancient custom which is supposed to revitalise apple trees and improve their fertility. On the two occasions when we have wassailed the apple tree adjacent to  the butterfly glade, there have been disastrous consequences.  On the first...

Coppicing – Winter Work Programme

Did you go out into a wood this year and admire all the bluebells and other flowers, or in this good year for the butterflies, see loads of them flying about in the woodland glades? If the management of the woods by coppicing ceases then it wouldn’t be many years...

Botanical Survey

Town-hall Clock Adoxa moschatellina On the first of May 2013 we had the first session of the annual botanical survey in the wood.  As usual we were supervised by a member of the Worthing Botanical Recording Society; without whose help the survey would not be possible....

Coppicing Season Ends

Thankyou to our volunteers from the Chairman As the dedicated band of volunteers stood around the fire eating their jacket potatoes on the last work day ,there was a mixture of sadness and relief at the end of the coppicing season for 2012/2013. Everyone agreed that...

Chairmans Christmas Message 2012

As we wave goodbye to 2012 it gives us a chance to both look back and forward.  Like everyone this year, the Woodlanders have been hit by the wettest drought on record with the wet weather causing a show to be cancelled.  However, all the rain meant that the wood...

Members Midwinter Celebration

    On Saturday 8th. December 2012 we held our 18th. Wassail in the wood.  This event is our way of saying thank-you to all of our supporters, members and their guests.  Unlike most of our activities this event is not open to the public as numbers are restricted.    ...

Rain Ruins Fulking Fair

Due to the unprecedented amount of rain over the past few months Fulking Fair has been cancelled.  The committee which organises the fair inspected the site last week and decided that it would not be possible to go ahead.  The site is currently waterlogged and with...

Summer Show Season Underway

 The Tottington Woodlanders summer show season  for 2012 has started.  So far we have visited two shows and both have been very successful, although totally different in character. On Sunday 13th. May we attended the Vintage Agricultural Vehicle and Woodland Crafts...