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CJ Wildlife win highly commended wildlife product award
17 Sep 2019
Earlier this year CJ Wildlife were excited to be short-listed in Grow Your Own magazine’s Great British Growing Awards 2019 for Best Wildlife Product.  With a large range of wildlife care products on the market and a huge increase in social responsibility for wildlife, this was a difficult category for guest judge Katie Lane of Lavender & Leeks.  Grow Your Own magazine chose Glee 2019, at the...
David Domoney, celebrity gardening guru
17 Apr 2019
A world-renowned celebrity gardening guru has been announced as the star of this year’s prestigious Shrewsbury Flower Show. David Domoney has been the resident gardener on ITV’s This Morning for more than ten years. He also presents ITV’s Love Your Garden programme alongside Alan Titchmarsh. He will be at the two-day event which is being held this year on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August....
Trees and gardening expert Tony Russell will be giving a talk in Shrewsbury on November 13
06 Nov 2018
A talk in Shrewsbury by celebrated tree and gardens expert, author and broadcaster Tony Russell will focus on planting for climate change.  Mr Russell, the former Head Forester at the famous Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, will give the talk, entitled ‘Gardening with Trees in the 21st Century’, on Tuesday November 13. "With climate change now seen as a reality, in this fascinating talk...
Tree and gardens expert Tony Russell to give talk in Shrewsbury on November 13th 2018
02 Oct 2018
Celebrated tree and gardens expert, author and broadcaster Tony Russell is heading to Shrewsbury on Tuesday November 13 to give a talk on ‘gardening with trees in the 21st century’. Mr Russell, the former Head Forester at the famous Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, will be the guest speaker of the Severn Tree Trust which has organised the event.  The talk will take place at 7.30pm in the...
21 Mar 2017
FREE ENTRY to this great plant fair. It’s a great time to get out in the garden and get planning and planting for the year ahead and where better to get inspiration than at a Plant Hunters Fair. The plants are lovingly grown by small specialist nurseries and these enthusiastic plants people are on hand to give honest, straightforward advice on choosing and growing the right plants for your garden...
22 Sep 2015
Housing Association residents recently attended a special presentation lunch at the Wroxeter Hotel to celebrate their success in Severnside Housing’s Annual Gardening Competition.   The competition, which recognises residents who make the most of their outside space, has always been popular and so it proved again this year with a fantastic number of entries!   There are a whole range of...
leaf mould cage
09 Sep 2014
As Autumn strips our trees naked and carpets Shropshire with fallen leaves you really should see this not as a problem but an opportunity.  Leaves are a wonderful resource with which to make a rich leaf mould.  So if you want to try something new in the garden this Autumn, why not make your leaves work for you. Leaf mould is not the same as compost.  Compost is produced by bacterial decomposition...
Martin Wilson School
08 Jan 2013
Staff from Shropshire Council and their contractor Veolia have been helping a local school to protect the environment and reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill. As well as offering general advice on facilities management and environmental education activities we have a programme of practical help in place to get our schools to recycle more and waste less, including provision of a...
Seasonal compostable items
03 Dec 2012
With Christmas now only three weeks away, many of us will be racking our brains desperately trying to think of an affordable and unusual gift for our nearest and dearest.  Well for a keen gardener or anyone with an interest in the environment, a compost bin can make a great present and is a definite improvement on socks or slippers! The Council have set up a scheme for residents to get them at a...
home compost bin
12 Nov 2012
To encourage more people to home compost this autumn, Shropshire Council is working in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services and getcomposting.com to offer reduced-price compost bins, from just £16.  Better still, there is currently a special ‘buy one get one half price’ offer whilst stocks last. Simply visit www.shropshire.getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444. Home composting not...
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