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Another successful Spring Show

A premature spring reduced the daffodils at Congresbury Gardening Club’s Spring Show, but the Old School Rooms was full of the perfume of narcissi and other spring flowers, with tulips galore. Warm dry weather had not affected some gardeners’ rhubarb, with four superb entries on the bench, and Dave Miles taking the prize.

After his expert advice in the local gardening column, John Chaplin rightly came top in the orchid class, and the narcissus experts were Ann Gunner and Helen Riddell, who won the Frank Calcraft trophy for the most points. There was keen competition in the tulip class with 13 entries and Sue Collins entry was judged the best. click here to read more

Middlecombe Nursery Celebrates 30 years in Congresbury

Established since 1988, Middlecombe is very much a family business run by husband and wife, Nigel and Isy North. It’s home to a wonderful selection of shrubs, perennials, climbers, grasses, conifers and trees, many grown on site, alongside quality Dutch and Italian stock including large specimen plants for instant gardens and a wide selection of exotics, palms and bamboos.

Situated a short distance from the A370 between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, on the edge of the village of Congresbury, the site covers approximately three acres in a slightly hidden countryside setting.

The nursery has car parking and is within easy walking distance of a Bus Stop on the Bristol road. 

Wrington Road, Congresbury, BS49 5AN
 
Open to the general public. Check the website for seasonal opening times.

The Strawberry Line on Boxing Day 2016

Silver Springs Fishing Lake on Boxing Day. Sketch by Michael Greaves

Silver Springs Fishing Lake on Boxing Day. Sketch by Michael Greaves

Michael Greaves reflects on the changes seen along the Strawberry Line following the annual Boxing Day walk

 In 2013 I wrote a monthly series of articles about ‘Life on the Strawberry Line’.

On Boxing Day morning the annual Village Walk gave me the opportunity of looking at the changes that have happened in the last four years. Fortunately, the Strawberry Line is still there and being used by increasing numbers of walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The  downside is that more traffic is using the old railway line with a solar farm and a new farm house having been built towards Churchill.

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Julie Satchell

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