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MORPETH LIONS CLUB

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Protection against cabbage root fly and white butterfly.

Defending crops the natural way

In days of yore, when caterpillars appeared on cabbages they were dusted with derris powder or sprayed with the liquid version. It derived from the roots of a tropical plant and was deemed to be safe.

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Image of yesteryear, Johnathon Morrell from the BBC at Morpeth Cancer Shop, but we don't know much more than that - do you know who the people are or what the occasion was?

Images of Yesteryear

Johnathon Morrell, from the BBC, was pictured at Morpeth Cancer Shop 25 years ago. Do you know who the people are or what the occasion was?

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Fresh vegetables from the frosty February garden.

Good veg growing is all in the soil preparation

“You get out of the land what you put into it,” were the words of a gardening mentor who hailed the merits of an organic-rich soil.

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Amble and Warkworth  Rotary President Stephen Kerry presenting a cheque to Grange View First School football team captain Jake Ison.  In the back row (L to R) are Rotarians Mike Frisch and John Lilley, and Michael Guy the football team coach.

Youngsters benefit from Rotary cash

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Snowdrops grow well in Northumberland.

Snowdrops are a county speciality

The earliest bulbs to bloom are led by the winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis). Snowdrops (galanthus) follow close behind. Both are spot-on for February bee visitors.

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Image of yesteryear, Bothal School, children in Mayors parlour do you know who they are or what the occasion was? If so let us know.

Images of Yesteryear

Bothal schoolchildren are pictured in the Mayor’s Parlour at Morpeth Town Hall. Do you know who they are or what the occasion was? If so, let us know.

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Mahonia is irresistable to bees.

We can all play a part in helping bee survival

Local gardener Peter Edge was first speaker of the year at our garden club last week and he offered a timely reminder of the important part bees play in our lives.

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Morpeth Camera Club, Iguazu Waterfalls.

Duo show a journey of extremes

Morpeth Camera Club

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Tapas spread at Roko.

READER MEAL REVIEW: Roko Tapas Bar, New Market, Morpeth

If you are ready to take on tapas this winter, then exciting new restaurant Roko 
Tapas offers an escape from the cold.

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Lesley Stanbury from Free from Freak at a previous North East Vegan Festival

North East Vegan Festival (Nevfest) returns to Sunderland

Thousands of vegans are set to swamp out the Stadium of Light as the North East Vegan Festival (Nevfest) returns to the home of the Black Cats.
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Morpeth Camera Club, Christmas Parcels by Sue Dawson

Tough judging is a knock-out at Morpeth Camera Club

Morpeth Camera Club

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Rotary quiz, the winning team for Lions left to right: Simon Pringle, Les Brindley, Hilary Wheeler and Dave Wheeler.

Lions take pride in first club quiz win

Morpeth Rotary Club

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Lemons are coming on nicely for pancakes.

Grow your own to keep up supplies

Vegetables, it seems, are never far from the headlines.

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Cyclamen coum is flowering.

Good cheer as new growth starts to stir

My gardening glass is half full as we enter February.

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Lion Louis Warmington has taken over early as Lions Club President due to the posting of outgoing President to the Falklands Island for a detachment, the photograph show Lion John Hughes handing over the chain of office to Louis Warmington.

Early change-over at the Lions

Member Louis Warmington has taken over earlier than expected as Lions Club president.

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Morpeth Camera Club: Reflections in a glass roof by Karin Jackson

Art comes out of the shadows

Morpeth Camera Club

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Image of yesteryear, Launch of patient's survey in Morpeth

Images of Yesteryear

We know this picture was taken at the launch of a patient survey in Morpeth, but we don’t know much more than that. Do you know who the people are or what the occasion was?

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New Zealand Flax. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Beware – pretty plants can turn to monsters

‘Plant in haste, regret at leisure’, rings in my ears as we prepare to enter a new growing season.

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