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  • Garden statue goes walkies

    Garden statue goes walkies0

    Beware there is a thief about. One who is partial to Surbiton’s garden statues. Ginny Colwell had this attractive 2ft classical figure (pictured with mask and Santa hat for Christmas) nicked from her front garden in Southborough Road on Friday 13th. “It is sad, as we inherited her from the previous owners,” said Ginny who

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  • Gardening club grows new shoots

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    Keen to swap plants and seeds, share gardening tips, and go on outings to stunning gardens? Then why not join a Surbiton-based gardening group? Membership of the English Gardening Club is free and there’s an active WhatsApp group where suggestions for visits to National Garden Scheme, Open Gardens or RHS venues and garden centres are

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  • Brief, but glorious

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    What a brief, glorious flourish! Surbiton’s magnolia trees bloomed in the last days of March, hit their peak on March 30… yet within days prompted shouts of: ‘Mind where you put your feet, Tarquin, those slimy petals make the pavements slippery.’ This stunning specimen is on the Long Ditton/Surbiton boundary, where Balaclava Road, St Mary’s

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  • Daffs mark special day

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    Hundreds of hand-made daffodils appeared on trees at a Surbiton care home to mark the day of reflection remembering those lost to Covid during the pandemic. The garden of the Hamilton nursing home in Langley Avenue was festooned with bright yellow flowers, with residents sitting out in the spring sun enjoying a cake, also decorated

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  • Bulbs push onwards and upwards despite the snow and biting wind

    Bulbs push onwards and upwards despite the snow and biting wind0

    Is it spring yet? These bulbs, in a planter along St Mary’s Road, Long Ditton, are pressing onwards and upwards despite the remnants of the snow. Looking forward to a cheery display in a few weeks time!

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  • Brighten your front door with a made-to-order Christmas wreath

    Brighten your front door with a made-to-order Christmas wreath0

    Freelance florist Jo Power is making Christmas wreaths to order from her Cleaveland Road, Surbiton, home. Jo, who has created displays for numerous weddings and events over the past 12 years, including Wimbledon, Hampton Court Palace, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, as well as providing displays for homes, is making festive wreaths to brighten the

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