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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

Annie Whitmore finds out about a new dementia club in Merstham

A charity helping older people in East Surrey to continue to live in their own homes by providing a range of services and activities has launched a new club.

Our presenter Annie Whitmore spoke to Julia Nye – Programme Co-ordinator for East Surrey Reigate & Redhill ‘Live at Home Scheme’ about a new dementia club in Merstham.

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To get in touch – contact Julia Nye on 01737 780 610

Punk heroes Buzzcocks pay tribute to Pete Shelley

Chrissy Muir reviews the Buzzcocks Gig at the Albert Hall on Friday 21st June, with Spizz – their first without their much loved Pete Shelley.

Bands on the night included Penetration and The Skids, before the mighty Buzzcocks took to the stage, with a host of special guest vocalists.

Feature image © Steve Diggle

Links:
https://www.royalalberthall.com
https://www.buzzcocks.com

Buzzcocks (With Tim Burgess) – You Say You Don’t Love Me
Royal Albert Hall – 21/6/2019

Captain Sensible at the Royal Albert Hall
© Chrissy Muir
Royal Albert Hall gate
© Chrissy Muir