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Gardening Tips

Your fortnightly gardening tips for indoors and outdoors
Sheringham Community Paper

Unusual Patio Flower Containers.

There is no reson why your plant containers need to be boring. Liven up your garden with planters that are a feature in themselves. I remember as a child my grandfather's house had a tall bank of grass by the road and he strategically placed old Toilet Bowls along it and planted them up with some beautiful and colourful flowers. These old toilets became a talking point in the village, indeed when villagers gave directions to strangers they would say, "When you get to the house with the toilets on the bank, turn right/left".

Old Wellington Boots, Walking Boots, and Trainers full of plants make an interesting display. Chimney Pots large and small are great for Hostas and other plants susceptible to slug attacks. Upturned lampshades make unusual hanging baskets. Birdcages can be used to make mini plant zoos. Galvanised tin, enamel baths or animal feeding troughs make excellent large containers for bigger plants. Old laundry baskets make huge, eye-catching displays.

Kettles, teapots, old sawcepans and other kitchen equipment can also make excellent containers, so if it is old and chipped, don't throw it out, recycle it!

Old wicker bicycle baskets have a rustic look when filled with winter colours. Whatever you use make sure there are adequate drainage holes in the base to allow excess water to escape.

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We would like someone to volunteer to write our gardening column on a regular basis. A keen gardener maybe? We do not need huge columns, just a few helpful hints relevant to the time of year. If you would like to find out more, please give us a call.

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A lovely new song thinking of those dear children away from their families at East Anglia's Childrens Hospices this Christmas and thereafter.

"Loving Children"

written and performed by John Bush coupled with John singing "Away in a Manger".

Donations from profits will be given to the Hospices.

Available from
JEB Linens, Sheringham

Calling all Purdys & Bishops

I was hoping you could help me or can give me an email address or postal address of someone who can? I am looking for information about a Mr Bishop who lived in Upper Sheringham in 1783 I want to know who he was and what he did?

I am also interested in any information or photos on the Purdy family who lived in the village from 1783-1990. Many thanks.
V Purdy

(If you can help and do not have access to email, please call us at the office and we will help you to get into contact)

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Sheringham Community Paper
It's Christmas Time
I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book…
And every year when Christmas comes, I go and take a look…
And that is when I realise that these names are apart…
Not of the book they're written in, but of my very heart…
For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime
And in that meeting they're become the rhythm in each rhyme
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim…
I really feel that I'm composed of each remembered name…
And while you may not be aware of any special link…
Just meeting you has shaped my life a lot more than you think
For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word or of a friendly face
So never think my Christmas cards are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between…
For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you
It's because you're on that list of folks whom I'm indebted to
For I am but the total of the many folks I've met…
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget
For I've known you many years or only just a few
In some way, be it large or small, I owe myself to you
And every year when Christmas comes, I realise anew
The best gift life can offer is meeting folks like you…
So Merry, Merry Christmas and no words can suffice…
To say how much your friendship means to me…

Helen Steiner Rice
Published by Norfolk A2Z. 14, Waterbank House, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk. NR26 8RA
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