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Blooming marvellous Spring Flower Show for Sherborne gardening group

IT was a day of exciting exhibits and brilliant blooms at the Sherborne and District Gardeners’ Association Spring Flower…

Dicentra is tougher than it looks

by Sally Gregson For months the brittle buds of small dicentras have been tucked away beneath the surface of the…

Weeding’s pure therapy, not boring!

by Sally Gregson To non-gardeners the act of weeding seems the epitome of boredom. Kneeling in front of a border…

9 Weird House Facts

Think you know about property? Here’s some homeowner QI from the team at Armishaws Removals. 1 Mail order houses You think…

£4 million to make Dorset homes more energy efficient

MORE than £4 million is available to make Dorset homes more energy efficient. Dorset Council, BCP Council and Public Health…

Heathers: Maintenance is the key

by Sally Gregson. Fifty years ago every garden boasted a fashionable heather and conifer bed. We gardeners were sold ‘dwarf’…

Helpful hints for sowing seeds

by Sally Gregson. Sowing seed collected from the garden is one of the most satisfying jobs in the horticultural calendar….

Different shades of opinion on colour of the year

THE colour of the year has been announced for 2023 – and you can’t miss it. Colour firm Pantone has…

Time to prune willows and dogwoods

by Sally Gregson. AT last March breezes in with cold nights, rainy weeks and brilliant days of warming sunshine. Winter…

More to gladioli than Dame Edna!

by Sally Gregson. IN many people’s minds gladioli will forever be associated with the gloriously daft Dame Edna Everage. Every performance…