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Groups team up again for street collection

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Take weigela cuttings while you have the chance. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Try to be patient with your cuttings

How long cuttings take to root depends upon the type of plant.

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Work is under way in the garden to create more plants as June is the ideal time to consider hardy perennial shrubs. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Don’t waste chances to increase your stock

One of the joys of gardening is turning up at a fund-raising function with a tray full of young potted plants in your hands.

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Image of yesteryear, we know this picture was taken at Morpeth Cottage Hospital, but we don't know much more than that - do you know who the people are or what the occasion was? If so let us know

Images of Yesteryear

This group seem to be raising a toast at Morpeth Cottage Hospital, but we don’t know why. Do you know who the people are or what the occasion was? If so, let us know.

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Morpeth Rotary Club member Alan Moody and his daughter-in-law, radiographer Clare Moody, who gave a presentation to the group about her work.

Club hears of cutting edge health scanning

Morpeth Rotary Club

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Members of Alnwick Garden Club. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Sharing tips smooths out the process

Hands-on gardening is not everybody’s cup of tea so it is refreshing when someone you know confides that they’ve started cultivating a few plants and appear to be warming to the experience.

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Netting cabbages to protect them from pests. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Plenty of options for dealing with the pests

Vegetable and fruit crops demand daily inspection from June onward. So-called garden pests present the biggest problem.

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Image of yesteryear, Lynemouth First School children with kites, do you know what the occasion was or who the people were - if so we would love to hear from you.

Images of Yesteryear

Lynemouth First School children were flying high 25 years ago as they took to kite-making. Do you know what the occasion was or recognise any of the people pictured?

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Seahouses coffee morning in aid of Arthritis Research

Putting names to the faces

Sheila Young called with names of those in the top picture of Seahouses coffee morning. Pictured are Florence Myers, Sheila Young, Ella Gregory, Nancy Henderson, ?, Janet Robson and Ray Craig.

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Morpeth Lions Club Vice President Margaret Trewick and organiser Graham Tait (right) with the group of prize winners at the Fontburn Fishing Festival.

Fishing for funds at club’s annual festival

Morpeth Lions Club

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Bean and pea shells for composting. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Follow your nose to sniff out problems

Compost heap – compound or bin?

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Comfry is an effective accelerator for the composting process. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Simple composting brings such rewards

Garden and kitchen waste comes in many forms, but if it once had an animal or plant connection there is every chance it will make good composting material.

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Image of yesteryear, we know this picture was taken at Morpeth Fair Day, but we don't know much more than that - do you know who the people are or what the occasion was? If so let us know

Images of Yesteryear

These young martial arts fans were among the stars of the show at Morpeth Fair Day 25 years ago. Do you recognise anyone? If so, get in touch and let us know who they are.

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Columbine seeds get everywhere, even if it is pretty. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Getting to grips with garden weeds

Plant growth has really taken off thanks to the rise in temperature and a drop of rain, but we need more to sustain it.

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Whooper Exercises by Vince Rooker.

Moving tribute to club stalwart

MORPETH CAMERA CLUB

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Welsh poppy is invading the chives. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Decisive action is in order for ornamentals

It is so easy to be taken in by plants recognised as desirable cultivated specimens that we willingly buy.

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The ground floor of yolo Ponteland. Picture by Max Cooper.

Bar mixes it up with £80,000 revamp

A popular bar is toasting its success with a major refurbishment.

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REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

PlayStation has announced the six games which are free to Plus members for June, and you have five more days to download last month’s titles.

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Pedroskloof, pictured by Alan and Pat Porrett in South Africa.

A wonderful world of colour

Morpeth Camera Club

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Cleasewell Hill School swimmers and staff with their cheque and trophy, Lion President Chris Offord and members of Morpeth Lions Club.

Stroke of fortune for the Lions’ swimmers

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