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Tiny Forest a first for NHS

Tiny Forest a first for NHS

Tiny Forest a first for NHS

Patients and staff at a Newbury hospital now have a new place to enjoy some fresh air in a first of its kind project for the NHS.


Remembering lost loved ones and saving the planet too

Remembering lost loved ones and saving the planet too

Remembering lost loved ones and saving the planet too

The ‘extraordinary way that local communities have been brought together’ was highlighted again recently as a fourth Lockdown Wood was planted.


Town's best kept allotments crowned

Town's best kept allotments crowned

Town's best kept allotments crowned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…


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