Whitegate Daffodil Walk

April 1, 2019
Members spent a very enjoyable morning at the Whitegate Farm Daffodil Walk on 30 March. Followed by an excellent lunch at the Plough Inn Whitegate.
All funds raised at the walks event goes to Macmillan Cancer Support.  To date the event has raised more than £57,000 since 2007.
 

Schools Update

April 1, 2019
March has been a busy month for the schools our members are working with.  We have helped by planting over 200 trees in conjunction with Mersey Forest at Spinney Avenue Primary School and with the Woodland Trust at Saint Peter and Paul's College.
At Spinney Avenue we have continued to clear the raised beds and plant vegetables.
Saint Peter and Paul pupils completed a model of their garden for RHS Tatton this summer.  They successfully presented the model to RHS and other competing schools at th...
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Spinney Avenue C of E School, Widnes

March 14, 2019
During the past six months we have supported Spinney Avenue C of E School in revitalising their school garden.  A combined effort of parents, teachers, families of pupils and volunteers from our Society, worked one morning during the October half term to clear the garden of its weeds and rubbish. The result has been very encouraging, and we have now over the past weeks been able to help with the planting of a variety of vegetables.  There are plans to sow wild flower seeds, and with the help ...
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Unusual Flora and Fauna Activity in mild February Weather

March 6, 2019
Oliver Clay of the Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News is interested in writing an article on whether or not any members have observed unusual flora or fauna activity during the mild February weather.  If you would like to assist him with this project please contact him at :
Tel: 0151 422 3564
Mobile: 07796 940 763
Twitter: @OliverClayRWWN
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/runcorn-widnes

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Halton Haven Hospice

February 28, 2019
Thank you to all who donated pots for planting bulbs to help raise funds for the Hospice.  Pots are now being distributed to the Hospice shops for sale.
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Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College RHS Update

February 28, 2019
Society Members supported the College students in 2018 as they prepared their garden for the RHS Show at Tatton Park. The College have been accepted for the Show again this year.  Their topic this year is the Meadow Brown Butterfly. Designing the garden begins in earnest this week to build a scale model of the garden and to select the plants to grow. The Society have offered their help again this year. We will update members as the design develops.
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Stuart Hatton , North Cheshire Beekeepers Association

February 27, 2019
We had a fascinating insight into the life of bees with Stuart's talk to the Society on February 13th.  It is a complex subject which was very well presented and we hope to persuade Stuart to return later in the year to enlighten us further on bee behaviour and what plants we need to have in our gardens to encourage them to visit
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Widnes Horticulture at the Tatton Park Show

February 12, 2019
The Society has expressed an interest in building an Edible Allotment garden at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park in 2019.  The Show will take place on 17 -21 July. Confirmation of the result of our application will be given in March.  If you would like to get involved in this project we would be happy to hear from you.  Please contact Angela Ball on our email address widneshorticulture@yahoo.com.
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Victoriana Nursery Gardens

February 12, 2019
We have added Victoriana Nursery Gardens to our list of companies who will give a discount to our members.  Please email Angela Ball at widneshorticulture@yahoo.com for the Discount Code.
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Suttons Seeds Discounts

January 31, 2019
If you are starting your preparation for exhibits for our Annual Show in September or just looking to enhance your garden with flowers and vegetables  for the summer, Suttons Seeds are giving discounts to members for orders placed online.  Their website address is given in the Links page. Contact Angela Ball for the promotion code. 
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