Tag Archives: Royal Horticultural Society

Putting in a BID for blooming town centre

Croydon in Bloom was a small-scale council spend which was long ago axed by our penny wise and pound-foolish Town Hall chiefs, as they opted to put £140million of public cash into providing themselves with lovely new offices instead of … Continue reading

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Ready, set, go: trowels at the ready to bury a bad idea

An initiative by the Royal Horticultural Society inspires SUSAN OLIVER to start thinking how the idea of competition is doing more harm than we think There is a lot of competitions on television these days. Contests involving baking, cooking, singing, … Continue reading

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Shirley’s historic church stages annual flower festival

Shirley church St John’s hosts its flower festival from Friday until Sunday, May 18-20. The exhibition takes place inside the historic, Grade II-listed church from 10am till 5pm, except on Sunday when the show is from noon till 4pm. The … Continue reading

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