The Hairy Gardener Peter Francis a.k.a The Hairy Gardener

August in the garden

At the time of writing this article, I thought how quickly we have entered another of the Earths cycle of celebration. This day August 1st is known as Lammas in both pre and post Christian times.

Lammas... Read more »

May in the garden

If you’ve got plants that you are not entirely happy with their position in your garden, you can move them even at this time of the year. With care they will recover from the stress of being dug... Read more »

July in the garden

Hi, my name is Peter Frances a.k.a. the Hairygardener

This month I’m continuing on with herbs, I think I’m up to the part were I was going to tell you how to preserve... Read more »

June in the Garden

Every gardener has a few herbs in their garden, what they are used for, well their uses are so numerous I would have to extend my column to tell you.
This month I'm going to write about herbs... Read more »

The month of May

The trend nowadays is for foraging in the countryside or urban areas such as parks for wild food, WHY! we are not starving, if you are hungry go to a shop and exchange coinage for edibles. By all means... Read more »

February in the Garden

With the first day of spring upon us, yes I know time waits for no one, the first day of spring is which ever date you follow i.e 1st-3rd of February and is known by quite a few names such as Imbolc,... Read more »

November in the garden

The temperatures are starting to drop now after the warmest Halloween on record and we gardeners are starting our pre-winter clear up or we should be.
Autumn leaves can be left where they are... Read more »

August in the garden

One of the best sounds for me in a garden or on a allotment is the sound of a hoe as you slide it across the soil in your rewarding war against the weeds that appear like magic in front of your eyes,... Read more »

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EDUCATION

Pupils shine at STEM challenge

A group of Year 8 pupils from Kirkby High School recently took part in the Merseyside STEM challenge day at Liverpool John Moores University.

The STEM project work on lots of different projects to bring exciting Science, Technology, Engineering... Read more »



WHAT'S ON

Ramble to Bakewell Derbyshire

Join LCRA for Sunday coach rambles to the Lakes, North Wales and Peak District. We are a friendly Merseyside based group open to all, with walks for all abilities. For more information call Will on 0151 486 6541, visit liverpoolcatholicramblers.com... Read more »

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KNOW YOUR NUMBERS

This month our Know your Numbers roadshow is touring the borough offering you free blood pressure checks from 10 to 16 September.  

You can drop in to any of the events below to get your blood pressure checked for free and if there... Read more »


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HEALTHY KNOWSLEY with Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health for Knowsley and Sefton
on September 6th, 2018



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