The Bulldog Dahlia

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As part of our 230 year celebrations, we are delighted to have new strand of Dahlia named after us. The Bulldog Dahlia is a single stemmed flower with yellow petals and a dark orange centre. You’ll be able to buy it at the Chelsea Flower Show next year. For more information on the National Dahlia…

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Posted in Things we like By Ed White On 18th August 2010 | 0 Comments

Supporting the Bridgers Community Group

From the Leigh Journal: “In early Spring the Howe Bridge residents’ group launched a vegetable competition. It wasn’t to see who could can grow the biggest marrow but to get locals of all ages to grow their own in recycled containers. Marrows, potatoes and courgettes sprouted in kettles, shopping bags and pans when competitors brought…

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Posted in Things we like By Stuart Elsom On 11th August 2010 | 0 Comments

Rocket Gardens

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I was recently given a starter kit by┬áRocket Gardens. It came in the package you can see below and contained a number of different ‘cut and grow again’ salad plants. I decided to use an old sink I had available. I filled it with soil and planted the seedlings in rows. Two weeks later and…

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Posted in Things we like By Ed White On 4th August 2010 | 0 Comments

Supporting the Silverdale Residents Association

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From the Wigan Observer: “Green-fingered residents in Wigan can’t wait to dig in to their gardening project thanks to the generosity of a local business. Wigan and Leigh Housing (WALH) has allowed Silverdale Residents Association, in Hindley, to take over a piece of land to use as a community garden. The group secured money from…

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Posted in Things we like By Stuart Elsom On 28th July 2010 | 0 Comments

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