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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

  • 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

  • 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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