Gardening Cuttings: Organic shows

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The Independent Online
THE Henry Doubleday Research Association is holding the second of its organic gardening weekends today and tomorrow with gardens all over the country having special open days. Hawthorn Herb and Wild Flower Nursery at Simkins Farm, Adbolton Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham, will be showing off its wildlife pond, native hedgerow and leaf-composting project which recently won prizes in a local competition. Medicinal and aromatic herbs are planted next to the old farmhouse and there are more than 350 different kinds of wild flower available at the nursery. Open today and tomorrow (2-6pm). Admission free.

John and Pauline Fryer at 4 Buckingham Road, Newbury, Berkshire, are opening jointly with Steve and Hannah Billcliffe at No 9, to show their half-acre town gardens, both run on organic lines, with vegetables in deep beds, a collection of plants with scented leaves and another of polemoniums. Open today and tomorrow (2-5pm). Admission pounds 1.

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