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AVIEMORE JUNIOR YOUTH CLUB Tues, 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Call Vicki Gosling on 01479 810071 BADENOCH & STRATHSPEY ORIENTEERING CLUB Tues, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Aviemore. Orienteering, usually with a navigational focus. Newcomers are welcome & there is always someone to explain things & help you get started. Juniors - Schools League. Email Jane Cox (Sec) firstname.lastname@example.org DUFFTOWN BOWLING CLUB Mon & Thurs evenings, the Memorial Hall, Dufftown. Call Mr A Wright on 01340 820071 www.facebook.com/groups/5888 82437915700/ EDINVILLIE BADMINTON CLUB Thurs, Junior section, 6pm 7.30pm. Coaching for attendees only from 7.30pm - 8pm. ALL juniors MUST be accompanied by an adult. Adult section, 8pm until late. Edinvillie Hall. Call Paula Roberts on 01340 810620 or for the Junior Club - Andrea Fuller on 01340 871745. EDINVILLIE CRAFT CLUB Tues (Oct - Apr), 2pm - 4pm, Edinvillie Hall, Tea & coffee available. There is also a visiting 'mobile craft shop', Lauraine's Crafts from Buckie, who calls every Tues afternoon where you can buy yarn, patterns, etc. Everyone welcome. Call Ina Whyte on 01340 871665 GRANTOWN 1ST RAINBOWS We meet once a week for fun, crafts & friendship. Ages 5 -7yrs. There may be a waiting list please call for details. Call Jaci on 01479 873728 GRANTOWN & DISTRICT BILLIARDS & SNOOKER CLUB Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat, 7pm 10pm, Old Church Hall, Dulnain Bridge, near Grantown-on-Spey.
GRANTOWN ON SPEY BOWLING CLUB (May - Sept), Mon (Club night) or Thurs evenings & Tues & Thurs afternoons. Free equipment & coaching. All welcome. Call Judith Hamlett on 01479 872466 See poster at Clubhouse. GRANTOWN'S THURSDAY CLUB FOR THE OVER 50S Thursdays, 2pm - 4pm at the Grantown YMCA Community Centre. Friendly, welcoming group with a regular programme of events including guest speakers, demonstrations, bingo. £2 per week incl. refreshments. Everyone very welcome. Call 01479 872262 or at grantowncommunitycentre@ gmail.com
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Y-ENGAGE Fri (term time), 7pm - 9pm, Grantown YMCA Community Centre. S3 to S6 pupils. £1 per session. Come along & join in the fun! Call Heather Fraser (Centre Co-ordinator) on 01479 872262 or email at grantowncommunitycentre@ gmail.com
ROTHES ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB Wed, P3s & under, 6pm - 7pm; P4/5s, 7pm - 8pm & P6/7s, 8pm - 9pm. Indoor training, Grant Hall, Rothes. £1.50 to cover the hire of the hall. Call Willie Young on 01340 831732 SPEY ART GROUP, GRANTOWN ON SPEY Wed, 7pm - 9pm, Grantown Grammar School. Friendly group that welcomes new members. Tuition provided. Call Angela Wood on 01479 873235
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I was challenged about the value of education the other day and came across a couple of interesting quotes: “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” - Epictetus “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle “Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” - Will Durant
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Kingussie Parish Church Sundays 11am. All welcome. www.kingussieparishchurch.org.uk Knockando, Elchies & Archiestown Parish Church of Scotland Sundays 10am. Contact Rev Robert M Anderson 01340 831381. Mortlach & Cabrach Church Dufftown. Sundays at 10.30am Tea & Coffee after. 01340 820049 (session clerk). All welcome. Rothes Parish Church Sundays 11.30am. Contact Rev Robert M Anderson 01340 831381. Rothiemurchus & Aviemore Church of Scotland St Andrews Church, Grampian Road, Aviemore. Sundays 11.15am. Website: www.standrews-aviemore.org.uk Sacred Heart RC Church Chapel Terrace, Aberlour, AB38 9LL Vigil Mass alternate Saturdays at 5pm. Tel 01340 810442 St Columba Episcopal Church High Street, Grantown. Sundays 10.30am: Holy Communion. Ven. Richard Gillings: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01479 831365. page 6 - March 2018
be relied upon. Jesus said: “‘Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25). Jesus’ message is that the storms of life impact everyone alike, but that we can choose to anchor ourselves to something which is totally stable even in the midst of the deluge - faith in Him. My life has been hit by its share of storms, but I’ve found certainty and security in the midst of them just as Jesus promised.
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As we head towards Easter itâ€™s always a busy time for schools and churches and I will hopefully get the chance to see some of you at the odd daffodil tea or Easter coffee morning being held around Moray which is also a great opportunity to sample some home baking! There is little time for tea and biscuits in the House of Commons just now, although like a coffee morning, there is always plenty to talk about, and recent weeks have been extremely busy with various debates and meetings of the Home Affairs committee which I am a member of. This committee is looking at a range of issues but we recently visited the National Crime Agency which is the lead agency for tackling serious and organised crime and the visit was a real eyeopener in terms of some of the investigations that are ongoing and the joint working with agencies all across the country. On a lighter note, as a strong supporter for the Scotch Whisky distilled in Moray, I have accepted the challenge of visiting all the distilleries in the area. Watch out for the photos as I will be continuing to promote our iconic national drink!
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One of the best parts of my role as the MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey is getting the chance to see first hand how talented, passionate and caring our young people are. At the end of last year a number of pupils from Holm Primary School in Inverness wrote to me to share their concerns on the plight of child refugees and suggested changes they would like to see to the law to help these children. I was delighted to be able to visit these pupils at the start of this year and hear more about their thoughts on this issue and answer questions about being an MP. It really was both touching and inspiring to see how engaged they were and how deeply they cared about other children who are less fortunate than them. Their passion and enthusiasm for changing things for the better both here and further away really shows they are great ambassadors for their school and our community.
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“My main inspiration has always been the human figure. A friend suggested entering this event. I didn’t take it too seriously at first but he kept mentioning it so I painted a self portrait and submitted it. I was pretty shocked when they phoned back to say I’d been selected. The biggest challenge was how to do a portrait in 4 hours as it usually takes me about 40. I spent a month prior to my heat working on my speed. The filming day was a frantic, hair raising experience, but terrific fun. I learned a lot from taking part. It has really helped develop my painting and I am planning to enter again for next year”. Jonathan studied Fine art in Canterbury from 1993-1996 where he specialised in figurative drawing and painting. He has lived in Moray since 2003 where he has worked as a self- employed portrait artist since 2009. As well as portraiture he has recently been focusing on painting the local landscapes, particularly the Findhorn Bay area.
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highland folk museum: britain's first open air museum 10.30am - 5.30pm (mar - aug) & 11am 4.30pm (sept - oct). highland folk museum, kingussie road, newtonmore. free but donations welcome. how highland people lived & worked from 1700s - 1960s! we have an cafe, gift shop & a fantastic children’s playground. call 01540 673551 or email at email@example.com www.highlifehighland.com/highlandfolkmuseum or email at firstname.lastname@example.org www.highlifehighland.com/highlandfolkmuseum
29 march - 15 april
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nelson tower with panoramic views over the moray firth 2pm - 4pm. exhibitions of local photographs & nelson memorabilia. entry by donation. the red ensign flying from the tower mast signifies that the tower is open! www.forresheritage.org
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February 2018 26 monday
tsimoray: gdpt information session; delivered by ico 9.30am - 12.30pm, the mansion house hotel & country club, elgin. free but booking essential via email. the new general data protection regulation comes into force on 25 may 2108. email at firstname.lastname@example.org
26 monday - 28 wednesday
bright sun shining: a siberian summer festival photographic exhibition by sakha photographer maxim unarov tbc, artspace at macrobert, macrobert building foyer, university of aberdeen free. call 01224 273689
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the classic rock show 'guitar greats - world tour 2018' 7.30pm, eden court (empire theatre), inverness.call 01463 234234
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March 2018 1 thursday
thursday open mic night 7.30pm - 10pm, copper dog pub, the craigellachie hotel. acoustic music sessions hosted by max mcpherson. book a session or come along & listen. please book if dining call lesley anne parker on 07887 846495 or email at email@example.com strathspey probus: the lighter side of ministry: speaker - rev jim mcewan 10am - 12pm, grant arms hotel, grantown on spey. www.strathspeyprobus.org.uk my diseases & other animals: speaker - mike dilger, tv wildlife presenter 8.30pm, grant arms hotel, grantown on spey
coldplace@ the ironworks, inverness 7pm. www.ironworksvenue.com noise present dj rankin@the ironworks, inverness 11pm. www.ironworksvenue.com music from midnight pacific@the cairngorm hotel, aviemore 9.30pm - 12.45am, free. call 01479 810233 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org obi club with for one night only (fono)@the old bridge inn, aviemore 10pm - 1am, free. all welcome. call 01479 811137 nest quest, glenmore: learn about the amazing lives of wood ants, monitoring techniques & getting involved in surveying them 10am - 4pm, glenmore visitor centre, aviemore. call 01479 861220 or email at email@example.com great glen walking club: agm & walk tbc. walk details to follow. www.greatglen.org
3 saturday - 10 saturday
world junior curling championships 2018 tbc, eday walk, aberdeen. ttn junior men’s & ten junior women’s teams from the world curling federation’s americas, european & pacific-asia zones www.worldjuniorcurlingchampionships2018. eventbrite.co.uk
moray typhoons vs dundee comets (away game) 6.30pm, dundee ice arena. all welcome. www.moraytyphoons.co.uk nairn roadrunners: nairn 10k; northern scot series & fun run 1pm - 2pm (registration); 2.30pm (start), nairn community centre. £15 per participant (nonaffiliated); online entry only for 10k - closes 1st march. fun run entry can register on day - limited spaces, minimum age 9yrs. call 01667 462173. www.nairnroadrunners.co.uk anne & calum@the cairngorm hotel, aviemore 6pm 8pm, free. call 01479 810233 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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caroline, countess of seafield, & the development of victorian strathspey 7.30pm, the grant arms hotel, grantown on spey. all welcome. call 01479 831123 or email at email@example.com upland wildlife: speaker - iolo williams 8.30pm 10pm, the grant arms hotel, grantown on spey. free call 01479 872526 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
grantown u3a: the strathspey railway; its history & visitor experience 2pm, the osprey suite, the grant arms hotel, grantown on spey. £2.50 skid row@the ironworks, inverness 7pm. www.ironworksvenue.com scottish ornithologists' club (highland) what can remote sensing tell us about afro-palearctic migrant declines? speaker alison beresford 7.30pm, culloden library, inverness. £3 members; £4 nonmembers. call 01463 772539 or 01808 511740
elgin writers' group: opening night; learning to use microphones effectively. 7.30pm - 9.30pm, elgin library. memberships due. meet & greet old & new members. www.elginwriters.wordpress.com a wandering i will go: scottish diaspora post culloden; speakers - dr jim mcpheron & prof jim hunter. part of the bbc civilisations festival 6.30pm, culloden battlefield visitors' centre alvie & insh church: winter talks - moths of the cairngorms; speaker - tom prescott 7.30pm, cairngorm christian centre, the brae, kincraig admission free, donations to kiwoko hosp www.kiwokohospital.org
international women's day coffee morning to mark the centenary of votes for women in uk and raise money for the womankind charity 10am to 12pm , elgin museum hall. £2. call mary shand on 01343 543675 or email at email@example.com www.elginmuseum.org.uk glen tanar: a diverse highland estate; speaker colin mcclean, glen tanar wildlife manager 8.30pm 10pm, the grant arms hotel, grantown on spey. free call 01479 872526 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
8 thursday - 10 saturday
musical-anything goes: emt presents "anything goes" with music by cole porter this show has great songs & dancing 7.30 pm, elgin town hall £15 adults, £12 u12's. call james barnett on 01343 550805 or email email@example.com. www.elginmusicaltheatre.com
grand concert of fiddle music: a night of toe-tapping scottish music & entertainments tickets on sale from players on sale & at the door 7.30pm, st giles firstname.lastname@example.org
church, elgin. £7 call 013435 551113 or email at email@example.com www.elginstrathspeyandreelsociety.org the stranglers@the ironworks, inverness, tbc www.ironworksvenue.com chris grant@the cairngorm hotel, aviemore 9.30pm 12.45am, free. call 01479 810233 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
connect presents marco bailey@the ironworks, inverness 10pm. www.ironworksvenue.com badenoch & strathspey ramblers: an slugan circuit 10am - 2.30pm, long stay car park in woodland at inverdruie. distance: 7.5 miles; grade: c+. call maureen malone on 07496 721631. www.badenochandstrathspeyramblers.org.uk
10 saturday - 11 sunday
ramblers scotland: scottish council 2018 1pm - 2pm, doubletree by hilton aberdeen treetops, springfield road, aberdeen. free. weekend of walks, talks, workshops, elections, discussion & socialising with members from across scotland. www.eventbrite.co.uk
inverness half marathon & 5k 12.30pm (marathon) & 12.40pm (5k. )age 17 plus for marathon & all ages for 5k. www.invernesshalfmarathon.co.uk psychovertical: a vertical education; speaker: andy kirkpatrick on forty years of climbing & adventures, from the alps to patagonia, yosemite to greenland 7.30pm, eden court, inverness. call 01463 234234 kielan ross@the cairngorm hotel, aviemore 6pm 8pm, free. call 01479 810233 or email at email@example.com great glen walking club: 3 river walk - findhorn 9am (please arrive 15 mins earlier), uhi car park, ness walk, inverness. distance: 11 miles; grade: b www.greatglen.org highland car club: claymore road rally, tbc. £25 to enter. www.hihglandcarclub.co.uk
moray field club: landscape & ecology of the cairngorms; speaker - matthew hawkins, cairngorms national park authority 7.30pm, the lounge, elgin town hall. £1. call sara marsh on. 01343 549769/ 07840 285438 or at firstname.lastname@example.org ed byrne: spoiler alert 8pm, eden court, inverness all welcome. call 01463 234234 stewart lee: content provider@ the tivoli theatre, guild street, aberdeen 7.30pm, all welcome call 01224 641122 dara o briain: voice of reason@his majesty's theatre, aberdeen 8pm, call 01224 641122 rsgs (highland): about africa – in pictures: africa's human migration from countryside to the city; speaker harry hook, film director 7.30pm – 9pm,
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ed byrne: spoiler alert@ the tivoli theatre, guild street, aberdeen 8pm. call 01224 641122 twelfth day@the drouthy cobbler, elgin 8pm - 10pm, www.thedrouthycobbler.co.uk aberlour hae a news: have a cuppa. quizzes, dominoes, bingo, crafts, etc for those living with dementia & memory difficulties, their families & friends 10am - 11.30am, conval court sheltered housing, conval drive, aberlour. call sharon finlay on 07584 408209or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
the arts society (speyside): charles dickens; the man & his life through his characters. speaker - bertie pearce 11am, coffee & tea available from 10.15am, the williamson hall, duff avenue, elgin. new members welcome. £7 for visitors. call membership secretary on 07789 880481. www.theartssociety.org/speyside sing-a-long-a beauty & the beast@his majesty's theatre, aberdeen 7pm - 9pm. call 01224 641122
14 wednesday - 18 sunday
aberdeen jazz festival tbc, various venues in aberdeen. headline concert at hm theatre, & concerts at queens cross church, the lemon tree, the blue lamp, carmelite. etc. call 01224 641122
the arts society (highland): charles dickens; the man & his life through his characters. speaker - bertie pearce 2.10pm, smithton culloden free church. £8 non-members. email averill brodie at email@example.com. www.hdfas.org.uk
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registration online. www.bmaf.org.uk/fixtures livewire ac/dc@the ironworks, inverness 7.30pm www.ironworksvenue.com st patrick's night@the cairngorm hotel, aviemore 9.30pm - 12.45am, call 01479 810233 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org triple crown: scottish slopestyle championships tbc, cairngorm mountain park & pipe. call 01479 861261 or email at email@example.com great glen walking club: torbreck – dirr wood 9am (please arrive 15 mins earlier), uhi car park, ness walk, inverness. distance: 11 miles; grade: b www.greatglen.org
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upbattle: test some of best splitboards out there on uk snow, with a la mans style derby race thrown in tbc, cairngorm mountain. call 07867 771001
stiff little fingers@the ironworks, inverness tbc www.ironworksvenue.com scott ramsay@the cairngorm hotel, aviemore 6pm 8pm. call 01479 810233 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org king creosote with support from hamish hawk@the old bridge inn, aviemore 8pm - 11pm, £25
grantown u3a: songs & tales learned at my mother's knee; speaker marie-louise napier 2.30pm, the osprey suite, grant arms hotel, grantown on spey
tsimoray: join the dots; annual networking conference 9.30am - 3.30pm, the mansfield hotel & mezzo bistro, elgin. community groups, voluntary organisations social enterprises, charities, etc elgin writers' group: a member of the journalist profession talks about writing for the newspaper (tbc) 7.30pm - 9.30pm, elgin library. closing date for winter competition. www.elginwriters.wordpress.com
wild ski festival: hosted by some of britain’s top ski coaches, instructors, etc tbc, glenmore lodge, aviemore. explore the classic tours, descents & gullies of the northern corries & beyond call 01479 861256 or email at email@example.com
where 2 today music afternoon/ceilidh 2pm - 4pm, glen grove lounge, glen grove, newtonmore. £2.50. music, fun, song, dancing, raffle & fab afternoon tea. all welcome. transport can be arranged. call ros munro on 01479 810004 or at firstname.lastname@example.org salomon & dps film night@mambos, aviemore, tbc, free screenings of some of the years best ski films from dps & salomon
moravian orienteering saturday league: dufftown 10.15am - 11.15am (registration); 10.30a, dufftown in conjunction with the moray & nairn schools league. www.moravianorienteering.org british masters (open) cross country champs: grant park, forres 12pm (race 1) & 1pm (race 2), grant park, forres. 8k course for masters men & women.
2nd rda charity gala evening: two course meal, hypnotainment & music by bedhead 7pm 11.59pm, lossiemouth. £25. call lesley hutcheson or lynne havell or 01343 842408 or 07724 062597/01343 813495 or 07801 721123 happy mums market: indoor pre-loved markets dedicated to baby & children's items, from birth to
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moray wedding exhibition 11am, elgin academy car boot sale (inchberry & district community association) - 1st of the year! 8.30am - 1pm, inchberry hall, orton, fochabers. no booking required, just turn up early before 9am with car & table. teas/coffees, soft drinks, butteries, bbq. www.wherecanwego.com kielan ross@the cairngorm hotel, aviemore, 6pm - 8pm, free great glen walking club: lossiemouth east beach walk 9am (please arrive 15 mins earlier), uhi car park, ness walk, inverness. distance: 9.3 miles; Rothes Pharm March 18.pdf 1 01/02/2018 grade: c. www.greatglen.org
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charity ceilidh, with footerin aboot, presented by uhi event management students in aid of children 1st, scotland 7pm, eight acres hotel, elgin. £15. to book please call 01343 576226 (mon - fri, 9am 4pm) quoting "ceilidh" grampian transport museum: opens for the 2018 season. range of transport exhibits, from 1800s, to some of fastest cars ever made 10.30am, montgarrie road, alford. call 01975 562292 www.gtm.org.uk moray rock garden club: around the world in eighty plants; speaker - john owen 7.30pm, new elgin hall annex, land street, elgin. call alan souter (convener) on 01340 871504 the iona fyfe band@the drouthy cobbler, elgin 8pm 10pm. www.thedrouthycobbler.co.uk 12:06
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Sunsupp opened on 10th of February 2017 (just over a year ago) and is owned by Serlina and Katie. They run a tanning Salon which has both stand up and lying down booths available. As part of the Sunbed Association they promote safe tanning, so you know you are in very good hands. Sunsupp don't just do sunbeds, they also offer spray tans which I decided to try and I have to say it was probably the best spray tan I have had. For the first time there was no blotching or streaking, the tan was just perfect, the colour amazing and in the middle of Janaury I had a tan and was just glowing. Sammi is the spray tan expert and really knows what she is doing. I was offered wipes to revmove make up and she went through every position I needed to stand in so that my whole body would be covered by the spray, checking afterwards to see if there were any areas of my body that I would like respraying just to ensure the coverage was perfect.
Sunsupp also have proteins, sports supplements and a range of tan accelerators. If you require any sports supplements they can order them in within 24 hours and if you live in Moray, they have same day delivery. Their website www.sunsupp.co.uk has all the products available. If anybody is looking to use sunbeds, get a spray tan or to buy supplements, I would recommend Sunsupp with its easy parking and friendly, helpful staff. This was a great place to go for a spray tan and I will certainly be going back.
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Southfield Dr, Elgin IV30 6GR 01343 546650 www.sunsupp.co.uk facebook.com/sunsupp/
celebrate 10 years in
our Offices at Keppoch Road, Culloden, IV2 7LL, we are holding an Open Day from 10.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday 14th April. An ideal, no obligation, opportunity to come along and meet the team, see how our child sponsorship programmes in Guatemala & Albania work and find out how you could help. Refreshments will be served and our Pop-Up Charity Shop will also be open in The Barn Church nearby.
Together we are
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Adopt-A-Child UK, based in Culloden, Inverness. Adopt- A- Child is a Christian Child Sponsorship programme working hand in hand with sponsors across the world to provide food, medical and dental care, pastoral and practical care, a spiritual hope and a future for thousands of under-privileged children in Guatemala and Albania. Sponsorship costs
£18 per month and 90% of this goes directly to our feeding programmes. e child Although part of a world-wide network, AAC in the UK & Ireland is a Scottish Charity (SC 029685) and Company limited by guarantee.
For more information or to sponsor a child, Please Contact: email@example.com visit www.adopt-a-child.com or telephone 01463 792600
The Garden TOM ANGEL IS A GARDEN DESIGNER AND CHARTERED HORTICULTURIST BASED IN AVIEMORE. TOM PROVIDES GARDEN DESIGN AND HORTICULTURAL SERVICES AS
THE MOUNTAIN GARDENER, HAVING PREVIOUSLY RUN HIS OWN COMMERCIAL GARDENING BUSINESS FOR TWELVE YEARS.
TOM ALSO BLOGS AS THE MOUNTAIN GARDENER.
In between wintry weeks, we are getting some definite glimpses of spring with its longer days, emerging bulbs and buds on trees. The growing season is definitely not too far away. Before we know it, the air will hum with the sound of lawnmowers and strimmers being started up for the first time. For now, however, although it still feels as if we are in the icy grip of winter some days, the month of March sees the first of the new growing season’s tasks needing to get done. Let’s go!
DO cut back Cornus sanguinea and Cornus alba. Don’t be shy about it either, you can cut them down hard (to 6-12”) to encourage beautiful winter stems next year. DO plant summer-flowering bulbs such as Alliums and Oriental Lilies. DO lightly hose your beds to disturb any emerging weeds. DO prune Buddleja davidii, again these should be taken down hard. DO prune your bush Roses, and remember the maxim that you should always ‘get your worst enemy to prune your Roses’…..that is to say, you can prune these guys hard too! DO divide any herbaceous perennials and give the clumps away or plant them somewhere else in your garden. You can do this in Autumn too.
DON’T work your beds or walk in them a lot if they are wet, you’ll compact the soil (and also create stubborn muddy footprints on your lawn!) DON’T forget to make sure your ponds are clear of debris, and consider putting pond heaters away once temperatures are high enough. DON’T forget to order your seed potatoes, as they need a chance to ‘chit’ on your windowsill before being planted out. DON’T forget to cut back any growth you’ve left on herbaceous perennials over the winter, including any old seed-heads. Remember to keep the birds fed too, and ensure all your machinery and tools are serviced and have sharp blades. I love this time of year, I’m just itching to get started on some serious graft in the garden! I’ve some interesting garden designs on the go at the moment too, and am looking forward to some more exciting projects this year!
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT I’M UP TO IN MY OWN GARDEN AT THE MOMENT YOU CAN CHECK OUT MY BLOG
(THE MOUNTAIN GARDENER) WHICH YOU CAN FIND ON MY WEBSITE AT WWW.THEMOUNTAINGARDENER.CO.UK
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