Best place to get a cheap-but-quality litter-picking stick locally is Abelworld, near Hanley in Stoke-on-Trent. You'll also need big bin-bags that are a bit thicker than the usual gossamer-thin ones that will tear.
Saturday, 27 February 2016
Clean for The Queen - 4th-6th March 2016
Clean for The Queen is a national campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016. The first "big push" for this is set for 4th, 5th and 6th March 2016.
Posted by Digger at Saturday, February 27, 2016 No comments:
Labels: Litter, Stoke-on-Trent
Monday, 22 February 2016
Potteries Guinea Pig Rescue
Potteries Guinea Pig Rescue, serving Stoke-on-Trent
Posted by Digger at Monday, February 22, 2016 No comments:
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Charles Darwin on Staffordshire bumblebees
Charles Darwin, on the bumblebees of North Staffordshire... "I have said that country humble-bees appear to be less cunning than London ones, yet I confess I saw this June, in Staffordshire, some in the act of cutting holes at the base of the corolla of the Rhododendron azaleoides; the greater number entered the mouth of the corollas, as indeed was evident from the quantity of pollen on the stigma, brought by the bees from neighbouring azaleas - this hybrid not having a single grain of pollen of its own. One bee was seen which entered the mouth of some of the flowers and cut holes in others; this shows that the orifices are made simply to save trouble, and not because the bee cannot extract the nectar from the long tube." — The Gardeners' Chronicle, 21st August 1841.
Posted by Digger at Tuesday, February 16, 2016 No comments:
Labels: Stoke-on-Trent, Wildlife
Friday, 12 February 2016
Newcastle-under-Lyme Seed and Bulb Swap
Newcastle-under-Lyme seed-swap event, coming soon. Also on Facebook.
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