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The houseleeks in our window boxes are in flower

Early autumn, last year, we replaced the plants in our window boxes with succulent houseleeks, or Sempervivums to give them their proper name.

Over the winter they revealed themselves as hardy plants. 84 more words


Surrey Heath draft Local Plan frequently asked questions

I’ve written about Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Draft Local Plan, and how the consultation period on it expires on Monday 30th July 2018.

The draft local plan contains proposed planning policy changes from the current local. 112 more words

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Heathland footpath closed for repair

The public footpath 126a runs alongside Red Road and the perimeter fence of the Bisley and Pirbright Ranges. Not being far from home, it’s a path that I use frequently for outdoor walking exercise. 102 more words

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Two garden visits on a sunny Sunday

Wasn’t last Sunday a gorgeous day? Just the day to for a garden visit to include tea and cake. That’s what we did, ending with a late afternoon tea at… 121 more words


New gardens added to Frimley Green Open Gardens Day

We do try and go to the Frimley Green Open Gardens Day. The variety of gardens, gardening styles, occasional yummy refreshments, make for a pleasant Sunday afternoon. 62 more words


Heathland orchids arrive with a flourish

The native wild orchids in our heathland are much appreciated by me, and most probably all those who walk on the track that bounds the Pirbright and Bisley ranges in Lightwater. 137 more words

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The plant life of Folly Bog and Bagshot Heath

Here’s an essential source if you’ve a botanical bent about knowing the plants in the dry and wet heathland and bogs in our area

This document has helped me to identify the two kinds of Sundew in Folly Bog, and some of the other plants, such as the Bog Asphodel.

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