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Town's best kept allotments crowned

Town's best kept allotments crowned

Town's best kept allotments crowned

23 September 2021

Newbury’s best kept allotments have been praised in an award ceremony in Victoria Park.


Take part in butterfly count

Take part in butterfly count

Take part in butterfly count

20 July 2021

The Big Butterfly Count is underway and runs from July 16 to August 8.


Looking out for the bees

Looking out for the bees

Looking out for the bees

13 July 2021

Bees’ Needs Week, July 12-18, is an annual event coordinated by Defra.


Warning about toxic houseplants

Warning about toxic houseplants

Warning about toxic houseplants

06 July 2021

Sales of houseplants have increased during the last 18 months due to lockdown, but some of the most popular variety are toxic to pets.


Visit Stockcross House gardens

Visit Stockcross House gardens

Visit Stockcross House gardens

02 June 2021

The National Garden Scheme is up and running for 2021 and this weekend visitors can view the two-acre garden at Stockcross House, Newbury.


5 easy plants kids can grow this half term

5 easy plants kids can grow this half term

5 easy plants kids can grow this half term

30 May 2021

JLS star and farmer JB Gil says he loves gardening with his kids. With more sun and no school, here's 5 plants the kids could grow this week:


Creating butterfly-friendly gardens

Creating butterfly-friendly gardens

Creating butterfly-friendly gardens

11 May 2021

Five species of butterfly have become extinct in the last 150 years and in the UK, nearly one in ten of resident species have become extinct.


Grow your own veg

Grow your own veg

Grow your own veg

16 April 2021

Newbury allotment holder David Cole offers some tips on growing vegetables


Mystery rose perplexes Newbury minister

Mystery rose perplexes Newbury minister

Mystery rose perplexes Newbury minister

18 January 2021

Can anybody help identify this flower? It could happen to anyone. You buy a plant for the garden, watch it bloom and when you want to recall its name…


Hermitage gardener spied a spider

Hermitage gardener spied a spider

Hermitage gardener spied a spider

21 May 2020

So many creatures to spot in the garden WHEN Heather Whetter was wandering round her garden in Hermitage she was surprised to come across this spider…


Children can learn to dig gardening by growing geraniums during National Children's Gardening Week, May 23-31

Children can learn to dig gardening by growing geraniums during National Children's Gardening Week, May 23-31

Children can learn to dig gardening by growing geraniums during National Children's Gardening Week, May 23-31

19 May 2020

Easy to grow makes them the ideal choice for novice gardeners NEXT week is National Children’s Gardening Week, May 23-31, and to get your budding…


Brightwalton beekeeper and environmentalist Keith Richards says honeybees on the increase

Brightwalton beekeeper and environmentalist Keith Richards says honeybees on the increase

Brightwalton beekeeper and environmentalist Keith Richards says honeybees on the increase

14 May 2020

It is a 'happy time if you are a honeybee' A BRIGHTWALTON beekeeper says that it is a 'happy time if you are a honeybee'. Dr Keith Richards says May and…


Waterbears, hoverflies and ghostslugs - oh my! Woodland Trust's top 10 hidden treasures

Waterbears, hoverflies and ghostslugs - oh my! Woodland Trust's top 10 hidden treasures

Waterbears, hoverflies and ghostslugs - oh my! Woodland Trust's top 10 hidden treasures

14 May 2020

Weird and wonderful creatures to look out for during nature walks WITH the country in the grips of a crisis, the Woodland Trust has compiled a top ten…


Lockdown is the perfect opportunity to get children into gardening

Lockdown is the perfect opportunity to get children into gardening

Lockdown is the perfect opportunity to get children into gardening

13 May 2020

Sunflowers and home-grown vegetables are always popular CHILDREN love being outside and getting their hands – and everything else – dirty…


National Gardening Week is a good time to start growing your own

National Gardening Week is a good time to start growing your own

National Gardening Week is a good time to start growing your own

28 April 2020

Pots and containers can be used to grow fruit and vegetables GARDENING is not only a great way to keep body and soul in shape – it can also help…


RSPB warns gardeners to beware bird's nests during coronavirus lockdown

RSPB warns gardeners to beware bird's nests during coronavirus lockdown

RSPB warns gardeners to beware bird's nests during coronavirus lockdown

26 March 2020

More time to tidy the garden, but don't get carried away THE RSPB is asking gardeners to help wildlife this year by putting down the shears until August…


Where the wild things are

Where the wild things are

Where the wild things are

22 August 2018

Plantlife charity needs your help to preserve Britain's flora Wild flowers, plants and fungi are the life support for all our wildlife and their colour…


Let it mow, let it mow, let it mow

Let it mow, let it mow, let it mow

Let it mow, let it mow, let it mow

22 August 2018

Gadget enthusiasts and gardeners alike will enjoy all the features the Robomow has to offer Whether you prefer to spend your time in the garden tending…


How does your garden glow?

How does your garden glow?

How does your garden glow?

22 August 2018

Make the most of outside space during the last weeks of summer With, hopefully, a few remaining weeks of our long warm summer, it’s not just the…


Keep the soil moving to beat pests

Keep the soil moving to beat pests

Keep the soil moving to beat pests

12 July 2018

No organic chemical can control pests that attack roots The battle against pests and insects attacking plants in the garden never seems to stop. Some…


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