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Visiting an Allotment Open Day

Today I took a trip on the bus to an allotment site open day. This site holds open days twice a year and it’s always good to chat with other gardeners about what is growing well and what is not germinating this year. There is also a chance to buy …

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Visiting The Roof Gardens, Kensington (London)

Whilst attending an event staged by the Royal Horticultural Society at The Roof Gardens in Kensington & Chelsea, London, I take you on a quick tour of the gardens which has a surprising creating in the pond – 6 floors in the air! Gardens website http://www.virginlimitededition.com/en/the-roof-gardens

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Visiting Ripley Castle, Harrogate, Yorkshire

While visiting the Harrogate Flower Show I had time to visit Ripley Castle which can be found 15 minutes from Harrogate city centre. It was while I was walking around the grounds that I learnt of the sad news that Joe Maiden had passed away a few hours earlier.

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VE Day Allotment Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Friday 8th May sees the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. In commemoration, the members of the Leeds and District Allotment Federation recreated a traditional 1940’s allotment, at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show, and led by member Phil Gomersall. At the time, many UK food imports came via America …

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