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Tidy in the Park - Notes from 8 Sept 2018

Tidy in the Park – Notes from 8 Sept 2018

Despite a wet start, the Friends gathered to care for the park and have a cake break as well. As anyone who has ever gardened, every square foot can quickly present a challenge! But meeting the challenges can give a ...
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Wrap-ups from the Knitters!

Wrap-ups from the Knitters!

With the days getting shorter and cooler, the Knitting Friends of Heaton Moor Park have been creating things to wrap up in and a bright string of bunting to  enliven any grey days ahead (or even the ones we are having now). Here's the latest ...
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Plants: looking but not seeing

Plants: looking but not seeing

Catherine D updates us about Plant blindness 'I am obviously much in love with plants, and above all trees, and always have been, and I find human maltreatment of them as hard to bear as some find ill treatment of ...
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Sprucing up the Park 11 Aug 2018

Sprucing up the Park 11 Aug 2018

The Friends of Heaton Moor Park had a busy Garden in the park day the weekend  of 11 August 2018.  The weather had cooled since July, with a bit of cloud cover, so that made the work a bit easier ...
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Confessions of a litter picker

Confessions of a litter picker

Catherine D. spills the beans but not the litter “You’re under arrest.” Two Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) judder to a halt beside me, swerving on their bicycles. “On what charge?” “Possession of a large number of cannabis packets. And whippits.” ...
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Parcel on the way!

Parcel on the way!

The Knitting Friends, who meet regularly in the Heaton Moor Park Pavilion, have just sent their latest parcel of knitted squares to the Freedom From Fistula Foundation.The Knitting Friends have been supporting this charity for around four years and have ...
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Garden in the Park Notes 14 July 2018

Garden in the Park Notes 14 July 2018

The Garden in the Park day was a great success with many local residents helping out, representing ages 6-66. The picture shows the group enjoying the shade on the lovely warm summer's day with a bit coffee and cake (apple, ...
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A Summer's Evening in the Park

A Summer’s Evening in the Park

Thursday, 5 July 2018 was a fine, balmy summer evening when the Friends of Heaton Moor Park hosted an 'Evening in the Park.' We enjoyed some drinks and nibbles under the bright parasols by the pavilion, while Pauline, who has tremendous knowledge and ...
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New Website Launched!

New Website Launched!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! After 5 years, we decided it’s time for a bit of a refurb and upgrade.  The new site has a fresh new look, and is easier for us to ...
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Name that plant! Fuller's Teasel

Name that plant! Fuller’s Teasel

This plant, gracing along the path leading from Peel Moat Road just before the middle circular flower bed, is known as Fuller's Teasel, Wild Teasel or simply as Teasel. Its Latin name is Dipsacus fullonum or Dipsacus sylvestris.  Originating in ...
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Name that plant! Bear's Breeches

Name that plant! Bear’s Breeches

This plant, found between the Peel Moat entrance and the bowling pavilion is the Acanthus mollis. It also goes by the popular name of 'Bear's Breeches.' Bears Breeches is a deciduous perennial and grows in clumps, It can reach a ...
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