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Invaders Threaten Our Native Bluebells

  • Published on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

If you enjoy strolling through a bluebell wood, you may not be aware that this beautiful sight might soon disappear, here we explain why we should all be aware of a foreign invader.

Bluebells are such an iconic spring plant throughout our woodlands that it would be unthinkable if they were no longer there to enjoy. But the fact is that they are under threat from a horticultural armada.

Why Our Front Gardens Should Be Green Not Grey

  • Published on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

Suburban gardens, once the well kept privet edged pride and joy of the majority of householders, are rapidly becoming paved over according to a recent report from the Royal Horticultural Society.

The percentage of gardens covered in concrete, paving or gravel has risen from 8% to nearly a quarter over the last decade, with plants completely disappearing from 28% of gardens, that's five million homes without so much as a blade of grass.

Reversing this trend from green to grey is seen as essential for practical as well as aesthetic reasons. 

Fundraising For John Taylor Hospice

  • Published on: 17 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

On 14 September, Hall’s Garden Centre was happy to help out at a fundraising day for the John Taylor Hospice. The event to raise money for this fantastic cause was held by the Bowdler and Everton Families in memory of Julie Bowdler, mother-in-law to our own Dan Everton, who sadly lost her fight with cancer in July.