ISSUE 3, October 2002
Editorial
Brother Winston: Churchill as a Freemason
Travel: Getting the taste
Manchester City: Masons achieve their goal
Freemasonry in the Community: Sermon of the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral and Chief Executive spells out the five objectives of the Grand Charity
Quarterly Communication: Report of the Board of General Purposes and Address by the Pro Grand Master
A Dickens of a Night: Charles Dickens celebrated
   Masonic Research: Seek and ye shall find
Charity News: New Masonic Samaritan Fund and Grand Charity and Cornwall Freemasons raise 2.8m and MTGB: Special concert in the Grand Temple and RMBI: Care in action
Library and Museum: Burmese banners and Royal British Legion link
Letters
Freemasonry in the Community: Supplement
Gardening
Book reviews

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Roger tries to persuade people not to spend their money on too detailed a plan, as doing this takes up time and is therefore expensive, but to have a basic plan, and spend the money on actual plants. He tries to give the client a concept, which has been agreed together, without too much detail, as it is difficult to imagine exactly what a proposed garden is going to look like until it is actually establishcd.
    Depending on a client's needs and abilities, Roger either works out a planting plan for them to do themselves or else comes in with a team to do it for them. For anyone thinking or having their garden designed, The Society of Garden Designers is a good start.



Tips for Oct/Noc/Dec

Make sure you have got your spring bulbs in the ground, particularly the daffodils, which should have been put in during September.

Reduce the height of bush roses to cut down wind rock during the winter.

Early autumn is the time to raise lawn mower blades to -1 inch. This is also a good time to top dress your lawn by spiking it every 3-4, inches and adding sand mixed with peat and soil.

Good time to plant, particularly bulbs and evergreen shrubs. If you are on heavy, wet soil, leave plants such as lavender and Mediterranean plants until the Spring.

If you want to move any plants, evergreens, those that keep their leaves, can be moved in October. For deciduous ones, those that lose their leaves, it is better to wait until November.

Protect tender plants from the frost

December - Leave your garden alone and take a well deserved rest!

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