Wolverton in Bloom

September 30, 2017

Wolverton is truly in bloom thanks to the town’s business owners, residents, volunteers and local community action groups.   The streets and community areas are already brighter and more attractive as a result of the efforts which

Stony Stratford in Bloom – celebrating MK50

September 30, 2017

Stony Stratford in Bloom volunteers and children at the Stony Stratford Big Lunch and Fuller Slade MK50 party created beautiful hanging baskets which then decorated local streets. Russell Street School children decorated 60 hard hats donated


September 29, 2017

In spring, wasps can be a gardener’s friend, eating harmful pests; just now however, they can be a real nuisance, especially around children. Quite sophisticated creatures, if wasps sense a threat – when we flap at

For Autumn colour…

September 26, 2017

Extend summer flowering. Prune out the main stems of delphiniums when they are past their best and deadhead roses and other shrubs through the summer for a second show. Place pots of bright foliage, an acer

Summer’s end

September 24, 2017

As crops are lifted, ground is exposed. To prevent loss of nutrients and to improve your soil, sow a quick-growing green manure such as phacilia.  Dig the lawn in early spring. Leave a patch to attract

Product recalls – what’s behind them?

September 22, 2017

The press highlights product recalls when there are safety issues or product defects. Returns are called when problems are found that might endanger the consumer or put the maker/seller at risk of legal action. They

Are you weighed down by reward cards?

September 20, 2017

Dealing with reward cards It seems you can’t walk out of a shop without having the opportunity to sign up for a reward card. These cards can be great if you use them in the

Frosted Courgette & Lemon Cake

September 18, 2017

Ingredients: • 250g unsalted soft butter (extra for tin) • 3 unwaxed lemons • 200g golden caster sugar • 3 eggs • 2 medium coarsely courgettes • 1 tsp poppy seeds (extra for decoration) •

Investing for children

September 17, 2017

The Junior ISA Most of us know that Individual Savings Accounts, or ISAs for short are a simple and easy way to save – and the best thing is you don’t pay tax on them.

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