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Plant pots for pollinators

Butterfly Conservation is inviting you to Plant Pots for Pollinators again this year – proving you can help butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects even without a garden at all!

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Open again: world's largest glasshouse

The world’s largest glasshouse, the Grade 1 listed Temperate House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is open to the public again after a five year, multi-million-pound restoration.

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Gardening tasks for June

Flaming June and the flowers are at their dazzling best, the sun is out more often than not and the evenings are luxuriously long. What better place to be than out in your garden? 

 

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Veggie seeds

Thin out veg seedlings once they get big enough to start crowding each other to make sure you keep them happy and healthy as they grow.

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Dazzling colours

Sow biennial flowers as the blooms of this year’s display start to fade, so you can be sure you’ll have that dazzling colour back again next year.

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New Menu
As from May Bank Holiday weekend, we will be serving Hot Roast Beef or Pork Buns, with chips and gravy, in place of our usual Sunday Roast.

This is mainly to ease the pressure during the period of staff holidays, and also to allow us to develop much needed space if we decide to comtinue with Sunday Lunch later on in the year.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Plant of the Week: Rose

For centuries poets have waxed lyrical about their sweet scent, lovers have declared their passion with them and newly-wed couples have been showered with their petals.

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A container vegetable garden

Plant a container veg garden and pick delicious home-grown produce even if you don’t have much garden space – or if you’ve filled up your garden and still want to grow more!

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National Children's Gardening Week

The initiative, now in its fourth year, is backed by the Greenfingers Charity and National Garden Gift Voucher and Gift Card Schemes. It’s an annual festival of fun for everyone, whether you garden at a school garden, with a community group or just in your own back garden.

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Coming up: the Chelsea Flower Show

Ten show gardens will strut their stuff on main avenue. Among the highlights are Sarah Price’s creation for show sponsor M&G, described as a sensual garden of water, earth, light and shadow.

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Do the Chelsea Chop

It works best on late-flowering perennials, including sedum, phlox, heleniums, echinacea, anthemis and solidago.

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Annual flowers

Sow annual flowers now for a spectacular display of colour and beauty later in the summer.

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