All posts by Ian Stratton

Priory Farm Nursery: Annie Whitmore gets tips on Autumn gardening

Ode To Autumn – John Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

How to create some autumn poetry in your garden?

Susy presenter Annie Whitmore spoke to Fiona Dunbar from Priory Farm Nursery for some tips on planning and maintaining our garden space at this time of year.

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plants in garden centre

yellow and red flowered plants in pots

Annie talks to The Merstham Mix Café

Although it’s been running for nearly two years, The Merstham Mix Café is a hidden gem that not many people know about.

It offers the community a menu made from surplus food supermarkets, shops and residents would otherwise throw away.

Our presenter Annie Whitmore spoke to the café’s head chef Neil Dunlop.

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The Merstham Mix Café is located at 2a Portland Drive, Merstham
For opening times: www.mersthammix.org.uk
Tel. 01737 645 244

Beryl and Pegs: Win Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year 2019

Beryl and Pegs in Reigate recently won Surrey Life Food & Drinks Award 2019 for Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year.

Our presenter Annie Whitmore spoke to Lesley Haylock, who set up the café with her business partner Debbie in 2014.

It was the culmination of a dream the pair had over a 25 year period.

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For information on opening times and menu: www.berylandpegs.co.uk

monochrome group photo of cafe staff

full cooked breakfast by a window

Susy’s Cricket Chat Show ‘On The Front Foot’ – October Edition

October’s final show of the year sees David, Tim and Andy Tharp looking back at a memorable season, while captain Jack Bellars and senior cricketer Chris Walker from South Nutfield receive their OTFF Club of the Year award.

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men with certificate
South Nutfield cricketers Chris Walker left, Jack Bellars right, with the certificate

The Archway Theatre: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is the latest production at the Archway Theatre in Horley.

The play is based on writer Peter Nichols’ own experience of raising a handicapped child.

In this adaptation a couple uses black comedy to get them through the stress of taking care of their severely disabled son.

The play is directed by Joseph Booton who joined presenter Annie Whitmore to chat about his directing debut.

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For tickets and info: www.archwaytheatre.co.uk
The play runs 24 September – 5th October 2019

portrait of Joseph Booton
Joseph Booton – © Kevin Day