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bug hotel Radipole gardens 2022

Exhilarated; Wow…Just Wow About Wildlife; 2022

It was in the middle of a heatwave, the grass was parched, temps already soaring early morning, but could the shade of our age old willows entice families to come along. Come they certainly did! Even before it was due to start folk started to pour in. It was like the opening of floodgates. Before we knew it all our stands were mobbed....

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Don’t Miss Out; Community Wise We Can All Make a Difference; 2022

So often you see folk grumbling about this and that, especially on social media. Well, hows about this. Add your voice! Social media is a mixed blessing, but without doubt it helps reach so many more people in the community. I know there's some out there who don't have the technology, the knowhow, or even the will to use it, that's why face to face consultations are also being held....

Weymouth Mayor Cllr Colin Huckle and Lady Mayoress planting Queen's Jubilee willow in Radipole gardens 2022

Queen’s Jubilee Tree; Baby Willow Joins the Royal Family; Radipole Gardens.

Well, for poor Nikki Latham from Chesil Radio, the start to her day couldn't have been any wetter as she attended the Queen's Jubilee Tree planting in Radipole gardens, there to give her live report on such regal matters. The gardeners, well equipped in their all weather gear, as they prepared the hole for the garden's youngest willow. All it needed was Mayor, Cllr. Colin Huckle and Lady Mayoress, and both arrived suitably adorned with Weymouth's ceremonial jewels, fit for such royal proceedings....

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Plant Sale 2022. Excited; A New Year and it’s Time To Sow.

Well the year has begun very kindly to us weather wise, so not sure if making a start on sowing in the greenhouse is wise or tempting fate! The cuttings taken in autumn are already sprouting some healthy looking roots. Each year we have a plant sale to raise funds for the gardens, but the last couple of years have been difficult as Covid scuppered most of our events, resulting in  having to sell plants from our drive. Seemingly I'm now known as plant lady!...

Mike, Stuart and Dave pruning Radipole community orchard 2022

Community…That’s What its all About; Pruning Radipole Community Orchard

We had a fantastic turn out at our Pruning Radipole Community Orchard. The three beaming amigos you see below are Friends of Radipole Park & Gardens. Why do they look so happy? Have they discovered a pot of gold? Maybe found it takes only three men to lift a long pole? No they've found something way, way better. Volunteers!...

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