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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Bickerstaffe’s community spirit benefits elderly

Following their Harvest service at Holy Trinity Church, pupils from class Four at Bickerstaffe CE School generously volunteered their time and efforts into benefitting the local community.

They began with collecting the heaps of food donated... Read more »



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THE SAFARI KIDS CLUB (AGES UP TO 12YRS)

Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre, The Withens, Stockbridge Village. Priced at £2.10 per child (discounts for families) and parents get in for FREE. Activities and fun for children up to 12yrs. Giant bouncy castle, multi sports, arts and... Read more »

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Protect yourself and your family this winter

With winter looming and a drop in temperature, flu incidents tend to be on the increase.  However, you can help to protect yourself and your family by having the flu jab.

For the majority of people, flu is an unpleasant, but not life-threatening... Read more »


Posted by
With Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health for Knowsley and Sefton
on November 9th, 2017



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