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A selection of some of my favourites

One of my favourite half hardy annual plants to grow from seed is rudbeckia, the cone flower, beloved of bees and butterflies. It blooms from July up to the frost and is useful for border display or cut flower work.

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All the threes

Three steps to camera creativity

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Nigella (love-in-a-mist) is useful in three ways - border display, cut flowers and everlasting.

Easy hardy annuals or seed satisfaction?

Do you raise your own bedding plants from seed? Sow hardy annuals directly into the border? Or buy plant plugs? All three options work for me.

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Charlotte Campbell, Filipa Conceicao, Rhona Dunn, Audrey Anderson and Medi Parry at Morpeth Rotary Club.

Charities outline their work to club

Morpeth Rotary Club

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Image of yesteryear, we know this picture was taken at Holystone for a tree planting occasion, 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

We know this picture was taken at Holystone for a tree planting occasion 25 years ago, 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.

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Hepscott WI Adviser Brenda Houlison with her brick from Prof Sir Alan Craft.

Adviser gets surprise gift from group’s guest speaker

HEPSCOTT WI

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Plug plants on sale at Heighley Gate Nursery and Garden Centre.

Buying on sight still appeals most

Fruit sections exist in main catalogues. Some firms also publish separate brochures, but I still like to have Ken Muir’s and Pomona Fruits to hand.

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Jane Nattrass speaks to members of Morpeth Rotary Club about Henry Dance Days and its work helping families of young people with cancer.

Morpeth mother tells of valuable work of Henry Dancer Days

MORPETH ROTARY CLUB

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Is England’s oldest bell really in our county?

Is England’s oldest bell really in our county?

When Col. J.P.O. Mitford restored Mitford church in the late 19th century, his intention was “to preserve as much of the existing building as was worthy and capable of preservation”.

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Catalogues offer guidance when it comes to finding those all-important little extras.

Use catalogues to keep up to date with trends

As each growing season approaches, a diversity of catalogues arrives, and there’s something in each that helps keep us up to date with gardening trends.

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Image of yesteryear, Ponteland Rotoract dinner, do you know what the occasion was or who the people were - if so we would love to hear from you.

Images of Yesteryear

This picture was taken at Ponteland Rotoract dinner 25 years ago. Do you know who the people are? If so we would love to hear from you.

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When I survey the Wondrous Cross by Dave Bisset.

Unusual themes for camera competition

Morpeth Camera Club

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Blood Biker Nigel Barlow with members of Ponteland Lions Club.

Bikers geared up for NHS blood delivery

PONTELAND LIONS CLUB

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It's time to trum the 'curry plant'. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Plants will show us how much to trim

Last week it was trimming time for some important mound-forming perennials that have had decorative value over many months.

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The silver birch needs pruning. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Perfect pruning result can be all in the timing

Pruning in one form or another is a gardening activity that continues throughout the year.

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Image of yesteryear, Druridge Bay Middle School Gymnastics team, with their awards, do you know what the occasion was or who the people were?

Images of Yesteryear

Druridge Bay Middle School gymnastics team is pictured with its awards 25 years ago. Do you know what the occasion was or who the people are?

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Lion President, Chris Offord with gambling guests.

Everyone’s a winner at club casino night

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Get ahead, but proceed with caution

It only takes a couple of sunny winter days with a temperature high of 14C to instil a sense of falling behind with seasonal preparations.

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Image of yesteryear, do you know who the people are at the Tranwell Point to Point meeting? If so let us know.

Images of Yesteryear

This picture was taken 25 years ago at the Tranwell Point to Point meeting. Do you know who any of the people pictured at the event are? If so, please let us know.

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Chrysanthemum Mayford Perfection.

The propagating box is buzzing with activity

The greenhouse is unheated artificially, but the slightest suggestion of winter sun makes it so welcoming as March arrives.

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