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A visit to Angelsey Abbey – September 2020

Anglesey Abbey, a Jacobean-style house with beautiful gardens and a working water mill is only 50 minutes away from Biddenham.  Originally the home of Lord Fairhaven it is now owned by the National Trust and is well worth a visit … Continue reading

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Exploring Traditional Wildflower Names – Twigs Way

On Tuesday 8th September we were joined by Dr Twigs Way, well known garden historian.  Again, this was a Zoom meeting and we were pleased to welcome 33 members and visitors to this session. Twigs imparted a wealth of information on the … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – September 2020

I was brought up in a war-torn and economical time to believe that “all things in moderation” was a good motto to live by. For most of my life the weather has behaved according to that principle where it followed … Continue reading

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BGA – July 2020 Zoom mtg

On 21 July we held our second distanced meeting using Zoom. Paula Church, our secretary, hosted the meeting and the speakers were our Chair, Paul Fricker and a former Chair, Peter Carter. Most of us had never heard of Zoom … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – July 2020

Many of us living in Biddenham during the period of Lockdown are lucky enough to have a garden and what a boon that has been!  Two months of lovely sunny dry weather was an added bonus and a garden and … Continue reading

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Chairmans newsletter – May 2020

Dear Biddenham Gardeners’ Association member, We have seen some beautiful late Spring colours in the gardens and I hope you have been able to visit our Gallery of Members’ Photos. It must be one of the most inspiring photo galleries … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – May 2020

For a while now, the RHS has been running a campaign promoting the benefit of gardening for mental health and wellbeing for individuals and communities and the prolonged lock-down is bringing home to those of us lucky enough to have … Continue reading

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Plants & Vegetables for Sale in Biddenham

Dear BGA member, I have been informed by my neighbour, Julie Clay, that Katie Lee of Kempston whose family sell plants at Bedford market will be selling and delivering plants and vegetables to the Biddenham/Bedford area at weekends. If you … Continue reading

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A message from our Chairman …

Dear BGA member, Despite these sad and difficult times, many people have found great pleasure in spending time in their gardens. We have enjoyed some wonderful spring colours. The magnolia blossom was beautiful. We have seen displays of daffodils, tulips, … Continue reading

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Biddenham Gardeners’ Association – Important Message

As new reports of Coronovirus (Covid-19) continue to develop along with Government advice to withdraw from social activities, the BGA Committee took the decision to cancel the Gardeners’ Question Time talk which was due to take place on Tuesday, 17th … Continue reading

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