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As part of the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival

Snowdrops at Springhead this spring

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As part of the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival, Springhead will be opening its gardens to the public every weekday in February between 11am and 3pm...
Dorset Wildlife Trust wants more of us to commit to gardening for wildlife, turning our back and front yards into havens for biodiversity.

Become a Wildlife Champion for Dorset

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Bird box? Tick. Compost heap? Tick? Log piles, wildflower grass and native hedge? Tick and tick again! If you’ve got all or some of these,...
Yetminster residents asked to approve Local Plan

Yetminster residents asked to approve Local Plan

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A local referendum will take place in Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca on Tuesday, February 22, Dorset council has announced. Voters will be asked in...
Castle Gardens in Sherborne, Winter Wonderland

We’re Winning in a Winter Wonderland

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Castle Gardens in Sherborne is shining bright after receiving first place in the national Christmas competition for its magical wonderland displays. And Brimsmore Gardens...
Dr Dave Aplin, exotic plant, A dragon arum

Exotic plants aren’t out of the question

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By Dr Dave Aplin. I would wager that if you knew 200 distinct types of plant, not including cultivars, then you will know the majority...
Gardening... with botanist Dr Dave Aplin

We’re going bonkers about conkers!

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Gardening... with botanist Dr Dave Aplin Horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) are under attack. Famous for conkers, large palmate leaves, and elegant candle-like spring flowers this...
Growers and showers return

Growers and showers return

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Sturminster Newton Garden Club is up and running once more giving members their long-awaited chance to meet together again. A plant sale, the Rotary...
Gardening group is blooming busy

Gardening group is blooming busy

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Wincanton and District Gardeners’ Association, for many years, have been planting flowerbeds and containers around the town twice a year to make the town...

New plans for up to 150 homes

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Plans have now been submitted for another 150 homes next to the Bellway Homes development being built on the outskirts of Blandford at St...
THANKS: Dianne Cooper, Chairman of Age Concern North Dorset, thanks James Weldon, Beverly Brooke- Jones and Brandon Telling, on behalf of the trustees of the charity for their support

Estate agents’ aid for Age Concern

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Age Concern North Dorset, based in Sturminster Newton, received £125 from Roy Barrett Estate Agents after staff gave up their fee for any house...

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Snowdrops at Springhead this spring

0
As part of the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival, Springhead will be opening its gardens to the public every weekday in February between 11am and 3pm...

Become a Wildlife Champion for Dorset

0
Bird box? Tick. Compost heap? Tick? Log piles, wildflower grass and native hedge? Tick and tick again! If you’ve got all or some of these,...

Yetminster residents asked to approve Local Plan

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A local referendum will take place in Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca on Tuesday, February 22, Dorset council has announced. Voters will be asked in...