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Offline johndoyle

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West Swindon Open Gardens
« on: May 03, 2006, 12:08:49 AM »
West Swindon Open Gardens is on again in June (17th and 18th).  Good for seeking inspiration re what to do in your own garden. Centred around Old Shaw Lane.





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Re: West Swindon Open Gardens
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2006, 12:34:47 AM »
would you like to expand on this, having moved to the area reacently i have no idea what West Swindon Open Gardens is

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Re: West Swindon Open Gardens
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2006, 09:03:32 AM »
it's a weekend where a number of West Swindon residents who are keen gardeners open their gardens for the public to tour. They charge a small fee which is given on to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Some of the gardens on show are fabulous and provide great ideas for those of us with more modest gardening skills. There are usually some stalls on Old Shaw Lane too with bits and pieces on sale - plants, honey etc....

I managed to organise a small Bat and Moth evening last year to coincide with the Open Gardens, aided by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust experts. Had a very good turnout of local residents with a good number of bats and a wide variety of moths on show. Sadly can't do it this year.



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Re: West Swindon Open Gardens
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2006, 05:11:54 PM »

Although I love sitting in a well planned and tended garden, I shall be avoiding these like the plague.....otherwise Tig will assume I've developed an interest in our own garden....which I haven't.

I like the sound of a Bat & Moth evening though..... nothing quite like the gentle 'crack' of moth on willow....  :)


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Re: West Swindon Open Gardens
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2006, 07:48:26 PM »

nothing quite like the gentle 'crack' of moth on willow....  :)

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Re: West Swindon Open Gardens
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2006, 06:48:52 AM »
West Swindon ( and all) gardeners beware.....
Garden Tax .


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Re: West Swindon Open Gardens
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2006, 11:41:33 PM »

you're a sick man Mr Reid  ;)

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