Features

Blooming good year for bluebells

The blankets of bluebells at National Trust’s Dudmaston near Bridgnorth have thrived this year thanks to a programme of sensitive woodland management. National Trust Area

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Garden trail

This year’s Much Wenlock garden trail, in aid of Shropshire Historic Churches Trust (SHCT) and Holy Trinity Church, will be on Sunday 7 July from

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Wild snaps at Jackfield

A stunning new free exhibition featuring entries from the 2018 British Wildlife Photography Awards will be on display in the Footprint Gallery, adjacent to Jackfield

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Moorish

As the culinary director of the Stafford London and a collaborator with top chefs such as Jason Atherton, Ben Tish has been forging his own

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Botanical beauty

Embrace the beauty of nature in your home with a more delicate approach to bold botanicals. Marry pretty pastels, leafy greens and mustards with soft

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Free for all

One of the UK’s leading nutrition experts will among the chefs and speakers taking to the stage at Shropshire’s first ‘free-from’ festival. Jenny Tschiesche, known

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Why WI?

Sheriffhales WI recently welcomed Helen Sadler, who spoke on the controversial topic of How to Become a WI Judge. Helen only became a judge last

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Walking weekend return

The team behind the hugely popular annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival are warming up for a weekend of wonderful walks. The 2019 festival runs from

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Camping it up

Two events at local National Trust properties will enable campers to get closer to nature. The popular Attingham Camp takes place once again at Attingham

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Woodland wanderings

On Sunday 16 June from 10am until noon, you can find out more about the topical subject of mindfulness as the National Trust host a

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Swift solutions!

Bridgnorth Swift Group was formed last year with the aim of surveying swift nesting sites. Member Carol Wood explains, “Swifts are particularly fond of old

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Celeb gardener to visit Show

A world-renowned gardening guru has been announced as the star of this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show. David Domoney, resident gardener on ITV’s This Morning for

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Foodies flock to Ludlow

One of the county’s main culinary events is back this May as Ludlow Spring Festival returns on the evening of Friday 10 May, running until

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Park nature fun

As the weather warms up, Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley is once again expanding its events schedule. Every term-time Friday starting from 3 May,

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Lungworm in dogs

Lungworm in dogs Lungworm is now found across most of the UK, so it’s worth knowing the facts. Lungworm is a parasitic worm that inhabits

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Fordhall’s growing scope

Fordhall Organic Farm in Market Drayton have announced a Big Lottery Awards for All grant of £10,000. This injection of funds will support the work

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Border controls

Hoe borders frequently, preferably on a nice sunny day and any weeds that are beginning to get established will wilt and die off quickly; regular

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Protecting plants

Tomato, cucumber and pepper plants should not be planted outside until the end of May; even inside they need some heat at night if temperatures

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Wood’s gets the vote

Wood’s Brewery’s newest beer is a drinkable representation of ‘the will of the people’. The brewery, which is based in Craven Arms, launched their new

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Colour boost

Summer bedding can be planted outside from the end of May onwards, so long as we aren’t getting any late frosts. Antirrhinums, asters and lobelia

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Cream of the crop!

If you’re planning lots of local day trips this summer and are a fan of that very English of dishes, the cream tea, a new

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Join the chip train!

Bridgnorth Hospital League of Friends is welcoming travellers to a special Fish ‘n’ Chip Supper, taking place on Friday 24 May. The League’s Sue Burrows

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Dairy convenient

A dairy farm near Shifnal is offering customers the chance to go plastic-free. Chathams have been caring for cows on their award-winning family farm in

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Cheers to the outdoors!

Two events from Shropshire Festivals aim to make the best of the British summer. Shropshire Pub in the Park takes place on Friday 7 and

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County’s vegan treats

The Shropshire Veggies and Vegans group are again hosting their annual vegan fair for the fifth year running – and organisers hope this is going

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Blue hues

Add drama with electric, navy or cobalt blue, or calm things down with shades of baby, cornflower and powder… Main picture (top): Long Beach sofa,

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A passion for roses

At the end of last year, the news was announced that one of Shropshire’s best-loved sons, the rose grower David Austin, had passed away aged

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