Category Archives: A good cause

Give it some welly!

On Wednesday, 20th September the gardening charity Thrive that I support is having a mass fundraising event Wear your Wellies to Work  Day. The idea is to swap your shoes for wellies for the day and wear them to work, … Continue reading

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It was the 2017…

Newton Park Horticultural Society‘s Annual Show yesterday where I was helping, stewarding and showing after an absence of some years.  It was again held at the local Roxeth Community Church which I’ve not been to before, and have to agree … Continue reading

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Thrive Open Gardens

Earlier this year Sandy at Thrive emailed me asking if I would be happy to answer some questions regarding various aspects of the charity from a supporter’s point of view. I was but rather than reply by email she phoned … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas!

This is Thrive‘s  Gardener’s Friend Christmas card that I bought and sent to family and friends this year.   is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday 2016

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Sunflowers 2016

I’ll be growing sunflowers…  was the first post I did this year and this is how they’ve fared so far. Just one Mongolian Giant survived the slugs and weather, but at a rather paltry five feet with no sign of … Continue reading

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This week is…

British Flowers Week, which is a celebration of British flowers and the UK flower industry. It’s thanks to my mum, who was a passionate gardener and loved flowers that I also am and do, even though I can only devote part … Continue reading

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