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Reminders not needed in digital age

Preparation for each season becomes a way of life when the computer screen-saver is a library of plant images.

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Winter brassicas thrive in frost, but take months to mature.

Self-sufficiency is the dream, but be realistic

Total self-sufficiency in growing your own vegetables is the allotment holder’s dream – mine too. But I settle for the reality of having grown something fresh and tasty to pick every month in the year, augmented by market purchases to add variety.

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Gay Penn of the Greggs family, who gave a talk to Morpeth Rotary Club

Background to a baking giant

Morpeth rotary Club

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The phalaenopsis orchid is proving very popular.

Old methods are best for pest control

A colony of aphids can seemingly appear out of nowhere, but is generally the result of eggs on plants recently brought in from the cold.

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The band Just Us perform at Morpeth Lions Club Christmas party.

Lions’ festive party is another roaring success

Morpeth Lions Club

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Poinsettia will thrive in the right conditions.

Daylight and warmth key to long plant life

Indoor entertainment, such as that forced on gardeners by seasonal celebrations and inclement weather, has been a welcome break from the cold feet and fingers that winter work outdoors brings.

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Morpeth Rotary Club, carols at the end led by Michael Gaunt on keyboard and members with the most tuneful voices.

A message that lasts for the whole year

Morpeth Rotary Club

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Image of yesteryear, Druridge Bay Middle School cross country runners.

Images of Yesteryear

These Druridge Bay Middle School pupils were celebrating victory in cross-country running 25 years ago. Do you recognise them?

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Cuith-Raing by Glyn Trueman.

The art of great landscape shots

Morpeth Camera Club

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Matty Wilkinson, who won the President's Cup at Warkworth.

Opportunity knocks for a work-out

Grass continues to grow and at this rate lawns will need mowing by mid-January, but that’s not been so unusual in recent winters.

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An onion growing for seed.

A new gardening year is already under way

Here we go again! My new gardening year has started with more of a whimper than a bang, but the first seeds have been sown, even before we change the calendar.

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Morpeth Lions members and their partners at the District Governors Banquet and Ball.

Lions have a ball at district convention

Morpeth Lions club

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Image of yesteryear, three years Imperial Cancer shop, Morpeth

Images of Yesteryear

We believe this happy bunch of volunteers were celebrating the third anniversary of Morpeth’s Imperial Cancer Research charity shop 25 years ago. Do you have more information?

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Delphinium Galahad offered a second bloom.

Out of season colour is a winter bonus

One concession to warmth in our cold greenhouse is the propagating box equipped with a soil-warming cable.

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Tritilington YFC after dinner speaking team, Will Howie, Tim Michie, Edward Dungait, Simon Michie, Sarah Middleton, Guy Middleton, Amanda Pigg.

Bumper year for young farmers

northumberland yfc

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Chrysanthemum Boulou White has been blooming for weeks, giving some winter colour to the greenhouse.

The sad greenhouse will be transformed

Ripening tomatoes, dangling grapes, cucumbers, peppers and peaches have all gone. So too the streptocarpus, fuchsia and geranium displays, all of which served to put a smile on the face of whoever entered the summer greenhouse.

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Craft night at Hepscott WI

WI members get crafty with their Christmas decorations

Hepscott WI

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Morpeth Camera Club. 2 St Mary's Island by Glyn Trueman

Exceptional standard of prints

Morpeth Camera Club

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Possible presents for keen gardeners.

Acceptable gardening gifts galore

Inspiration is not always forthcoming when it’s decision time for presents, but if what to buy the gardener in your life is on the agenda right now, you really are spoiled for choice.

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Floral abstract by Peter Downs.

The power of the imagination

MORPETH CAMERA CLUB

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