Monthly Archives: October 2011

Green-fingered gran tastes gardening success

October 17, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts might be interested to learn Pauline Preston of Falcon Lodge has won the Best Back Garden award for the Sutton District in the Birmingham in Bloom competition. The 72-year-old grandmother of ten also managed to scoop a runner-up… Read More

Green-fingered locals to plant 10,000 bulbs

October 13, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts in Hailsham, East Sussex, have signed up for a scheme to plant 10,000 bulbs across the place, as the town's council aims to brighten up the area. Hailsham Council is equipping the town's green-fingered residents with daffodil, tulip… Read More

Small pumpkins put dampener on Halloween

October 12, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts might be interested to learn that this year's crop of pumpkins is set to be unusually small due to unseasonal wet weather in late summer, which could be a disappointment to people hoping to make a Halloween lantern… Read More

A Vintage Year for Tomatoes

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It’s safe to say it hasn’t been a vintage year for tomatoes and I think mine have fared worse than most. A late start, a dull, cool summer, and a decision to leave my bubblewrap up as shading (it seemed… Read More

Growing vegetables is on the rise

October 11, 2011 0 comments

There has been a growing number of greenhouse enthusiasts looking to grow their own produce in the UK thanks to TV chefs such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, according to an expert. Editor of the Amateur Gardening magazine Tim Rumball said more… Read More

Students to have gardening work judged

October 10, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts might be interested to learn that youngsters from Clavering Primary School in Hartlepool are all set to have their gardening and wildlife work judged, as they attempt to achieve the Green Flag award. The students have created new… Read More

Residents invited to help Healthy Happy Communities

October 7, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts in Arbroath are being invited to help with Healthy Happy Communities' allotment project on October 20th, which will prepare the ground for the harsh winter months. The event has been arranged so essential tasks can be carried out… Read More

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