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Native wild orchids coming into bloom in Folly Bog, and local heathland

The wild orchids in Folly Bog, and alongside the edges of the heathland track in Lightwater, are coming into bloom.

I felt sure I’d worked through my problems of  162 more words


Dark Nature

The environmentalist sat on a couch in front of an auditorium full of supportive audience. At the background was a Power-Point presentation of his latest trips across Australia. 913 more words


The spring gardens we visited will be open in October to view the autumn colour

I’ve written about our springtime visits to the gardens at Walton Poor House and Coverwood Lakes in the Surrey Hills.

Both are not open again under the… 16 more words

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Spring garden visits 3 of 3: Coverwood Lakes spring garden

Here’s my report on our second spring garden visit, which was now over a week ago. It was to the garden at Coverwood Lakes near Ewhurst, described by… 140 more words


Spring garden visits 2 of 3: The garden at Walton Poor House

Our first visit last Sunday was to the garden at Walton Poor House. Described by NGS Open Gardens as a,

“Tranquil, almost secretive, 4 acre mostly wooded garden in North Downs AONB, planted to show contrast between colourful shrubs and mature trees.

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NGS Gardens in Surrey open for charity this weekend

Isn’t this one of the most wonderful Spring’s we had in recent times. Here’s hoping it lasts a bit longer, allowing us to enjoy the splendours of these open gardens in Surrey. 334 more words


Can't ever resist a cacti, or two, at local shows

I’m a sucker for cacti, no pun intended. There’s a flourishing Woking branch of the British Cactus & Succulent Society. I often see the Woking branch displays and sales table at local shows. 88 more words

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