Keep parent plants for one-off buys

When it comes to chrysanthemums, last year we enjoyed the company of the cultivar Boulou White, which stood in a large pot over Christmas. We had encouraged a few stems to develop on each plant with no disbudding for maximum effect.

Ray Hartly hoped we did not mind a shot from Durham. Not at all, Ray!

Northumberland Camera Club

Lots of fun is being had in the Northumberland Camera Club with more and more people joining and taking part.

Lesbury Village Hall

Lesbury WI, Meeting

Our president Susan Wood welcomed everyone to the meeting.


Glendale, History Society

For our last meeting of the season, we were lucky to have speaker Antony Atkinson, a volunteer for the National Trust at Gibside, to talk about Mary Eleanor Bowes, the great, great, great-grandmother of the Queen.

A colourful chrysanthemum display is one of the staples of the annual flower shows. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Chrysanthemums are such valuable plants

The warm inner glow that comes with anticipation of gardening treats was present last week as I thumbed through a copy of Woolmans’ latest Chrysanthemum and Ornamental Plant Catalogue.

Mr Barren sent in this picture of a school in 1970s

Can you help with these pictures?

These pictures were published in the Gazette over the last few weeks, but we are still trying to find some more information about them.

Beadnell bay

Beadnell WI, Meeting

How to keep your home warm and cosy while being economical was the theme of our April meeting.

Remember when from 25 years ago, Rothbury Bridge Club

Remember when...25 years ago

This week’s nostalgia photograph takes us to Rothbury and for the age-old game of bridge.

Alnwick Market Place

Alnwick, Camera Club

It was a lively evening when Alnwick and District Camera Club invited members of Morpeth Camera Club to show their pictures.

Fond memories of Junior Club

Fond memories of Junior Club

This photograph of Junior Club in Alnwick was published two weeks ago.
And now a reader has named some of those pictured.

Alnwick Lions Club sponsored Alnwick Town Girls football training tops at a cost of �800 for the following girls teams made up of one under 14s  two under 11s and two under 10s, around 50 girls play for the club.

Lions sponsor team’s new look

A girls’ football club has been kitted out for success with a smart new look, thanks to a cash donation.

The Mason's Arms in Warkworth: Chicken fillet burger.

MEAL REVIEW: The Mason’s Arms, Warkworth

Warkworth has a very decent selection of places to eat these days, ranging from cafés and pubs to bistros and hotels.

Whats on
Hilarie Tucknott from Bedlington, national president of BPW UK welcomed delegates to Conference 2017. Business and Professional Women members had arrived from all corners of the UK to the Station Hotel in Newcastle.

Businesswomen outline their challenges and successes

Hilarie Tucknott, national president of BPW UK, welcomed delegates to conference at Newcastle. Furthest travelled was international president Jasmin Darwich, from Mexico, and vice president Amany Asfour, from Egypt.

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Lindisfarne Visitors Centre

Holy Island safe crossing times

From today (Thursday, May18)

Head distiller Chris Garden with a super-critical fluid extractor.

Northumberland gin lands double gold at international awards

Hepple Gin has won a prestigious Double Gold Award at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Pan-fried sea bass at the Black & Grey, Morpeth.

MEAL REVIEW: Black & Grey, Newgate Street, Morpeth

An instant, cheery smile from behind the bar was the first signal of things to come.

Whats on
Apple blossom. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Top tips to get around root disease

Friend Hugh grows his tomatoes directly into the greenhouse border, but this comes with the risk of a root disease ruining the crop. He recently enquired about the way around this problem.

Back row: Catherine Brown, Shawn Carr, Dawn Carr, Melanie Joisce, Kerry Hall. Front: Natasha Drummond, David Jackson, Dean Tatum.

College’s catering students crowned champs

Northumberland College students were crowned North East Culinary and Trade Association (NECTA) champions for the first time in the college’s history last month.


Alnwick, Recorded Music Society

Thelma Pallas entertained members with a walk down memory lane when she chose music concerned with her life.


Embleton WI, Meeting

After a welcome from president Norma Ham to the April meeting, speakers Fiona Craster and her husband Michael were introduced by Joan Little.

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