Loo with a view

Holehird Gardens in Windermere are run by the Lakeland Horticultural Society and this was our first garden visit on the recent Members' weekend.  Founded in 1969 these gardens have been developed, managed and maintained exclusively by volunteers.  The site has grown to 17 acres and volunteers are encouraged to develop their own gardening style for …

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Pass the parcel

Margaret Robinson's talk was followed by Peter Foley, nurseryman turned gardener who now enjoys growing for pleasure rather than for sale.  His passion is Ligularia and he has inherited plants from Annette Benson who held a  National Collection from 1998.  Annette got her plants from Chris Mortimer, who in turn got them from the first …

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Veg talk

Having been brought up in a mining community in South East Northumberland, huge vegetables are part of my upbringing.  However these giants were always reputed to be tough and tasteless, a myth debunked by Margaret Robinson in her talk on Saturday morning at the AGM. This whopper contains the same amount of fibre as a normal onion, would …

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