Staffordshire news and blogs Friday 20 April 2018
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Bamboo banquet 

16 Apr 18

Offcuts from bamboo bushes at DZG have provided tasty treats for some of our animals.

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Blooming marvellous 

20 Mar 18

Just a quick note here that I would like to express my huge admiration and appreciation to his lady, whose name is Yoke Van Der Meer – this wonderful woman leads the Gardening Club at the Community Centre in Brownhills and is responsible, with club …

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Steve’s Allotment – The Beast from the East 

3 Mar 18

We’ve had some cold weather this last week and last night we had some snow and heavy winds….

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A cut above! 

28 Feb 18

DZG’s gardening team will be a cut above when it comes to taking care of the car park’s grass verges and banks – thanks to three new green machines.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens win GOLD at RHS Show. 

23 Feb 18

Birmingham Botanical Gardens win gold for their National Collection of Cyclamen, a first for the educational charity.

All Change At West Brom 

13 Feb 18

All Change At West Brom Vitalfootball:WBA:13/02/2018 12:25:00 West Bromwich Albion have this afternoon confirmed that both Chairman John Williams and Chief Executive Martin Goodman have been placed on gardening leave with immediate effect…

West Brom confirm sacking of chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman 

13 Feb 18

The Baggies’ senior pair have both been placed on gardening leave…

Albion owner Lai sacks Chairman and CEO 

13 Feb 18

Williams and Goodman placed on Gardening Leave with immediate effect.

Local news
Children get Green-Fingered for Community Project 

12 Feb 18

Children from an academy in Coventry have put their gardening skills to the test to help to create a community remembrance garden.

Not the best of mornings for gardening (WS7 weather report 10-2-2018) 

10 Feb 18

Sadly, I do not have much weather cheer for those of you planning a morning of gardening.

Solihull Mayor visits Newlands Bishop Farm 

22 Jan 18

GARDENING, animal care and knife skills are all in a day’s work for all at Newlands Bishop Farm as The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis, found out.

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Bench remembers Paul 

11 Jan 18

We ’ re remembering DZG gardener, Paul Oakley, with a memorial wooden bench located in the area where he used to tend.

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8 gardening hacks using everyday household items 

24 Nov 17

Gardening is incredibly rewarding, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth.

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New Green Party councillor with Birmingham links 

24 Nov 17

Herefordshire Greens decisively gained a seat from the Conservatives in yesterday’s by-election.

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A new chapter begins … a new Director 

6 Nov 17

2017 has been the year we have celebrated 20 years of Community Gardening, dedicated a building to former patron Mollie Martineau and begun the refurbishment of the Pavilion.

Distraction burglar preyed on elderly couple 

30 Sep 17

A MAN tricked his way into an elderly couple’s house in Burton and stole thousands of pounds from them is being tracked by the police.

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Carrying the Shopping can Improve Strength in Over 65s 

29 Sep 17

Carrying the shopping, gardening, or vacuuming, can help older people to lead healthier lives for longer, according to leading physiotherapists.

New gardening club brings together young and older residents in Oldbury 

25 Sep 17

Community-spirited young people and older residents are getting together as part of a new gardening club in Oldbury.

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A building that won’t cost the earth 

19 Sep 17

Week: 2 The Martineau Gardens Pavilion Refurbishment Appeal Refurbishing our Pavilion means Martineau Gardens can continue to be the place where people, plants and wildlife meet.

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Steve’s Allotment – Some big changes [VIDEO] 

5 Sep 17

It’s been over a year since my last video and I wanted to share with you what I’ve been up to and some changes I’ve made on the plot.

White van fly tipping in lay by near No 36 Washbrook Lane, 2230 4 September 2017, 5th September 

5 Sep 17

A quantity of broken childrens toys, gardening equipment general household rubbish dumped.

Singalong fun in the Ankerside garden 

18 Aug 17

CHILDREN from in and around Tamworth had a glorious time at the town’s shopping centre last week, as Ankerside in Bloom returned for another free day of garden-themed fun and games.

Ankerside in Bloom heads to centre’s Stay & Play morning  

14 Aug 17

THE town’s shopping centre will be continuing its summer of garden-themed fun next week as Stay Play returns for free seed planting, crafts and games.

Wednesbury in Bloom celebrates gardeners’ talents 

31 Jul 17

Keen gardeners in Wednesbury have been getting their borders and baskets in fine fettle in time for the town’s gardening competition.

Lowlife steals from Goscote Greenacres Community Garden for… 

5 Jul 17

A DESPICABLE ‘lowlife’ seen stealing from a centre for disabled has been branded a lowlife.