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July 2020 Garden Tips

Garden Notes for July 2020. It will soon be mid-summer and many of the earlier flowering perennials start to look rather forlorn. It may be worth your while to be ruthless and cut back foliage that is straggling. In particular, hardy geraniums, delphiniums alchemia mollis (Lady’s Mantle) should all benefit from this treatment. July is a good time to be Continue Reading →

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Help the Gardener’s Charity, Perennial

This worthwhile charity has organised an online gardening competition. Details can be found on their website at https://perennial.org.uk/home/how-you-can-help/gardening-competition/ This competition involves sending in photos of your garden with a £5 entry fee to fulfil one of the 10 different categories. These will be judged by a panel of well-known gardeners and you could win a £250 garden hamper.

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New CCTV Cameras to Catch Mole Valley Fly-Tippers

 
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has installed nine new CCTV cameras in fly-tipping hotspots across the district to catch offenders.
An individual or business found to be responsible for fly-tipping in Mole Valley risks receiving a £300 fixed penalty notice from MVDC.
Anyone who undertakes work to a building, or hires a contractor or tradesperson to do so, has a duty of care to ensure that the waste is disposed of responsibly and legally.
Work could include the installation…

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Scout’s Honour

For local father, scout leader and IT consultant Simon Clarke, purchasing a 3D-printer back in January seemed a simple means of pursuing a personal hobby. However, three months and a coronavirus pandemic later, Clarke’s hobby had rapidly transformed into an enterprise: 3D-printed visor production and distribution to Surrey and surrounding counties.
Across the UK, hospitals and businesses have been suffering from nation-wide personal protective equipment shortages since the beginning of …

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May 2020 Garden Tips

Garden Notes for May 2020. Everything is ‘unprecedented nowadays following the lockdown, so we can’t just turn up at a garden centre. There are some locally that have websites and will take orders, Newbridge, Hilliers and Knights at Betchworth spring to mind. You may have to collect yourself or pay for a delivery charge. Putting plants outside a bit later Continue Reading →

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