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THE future of two swimming pools in north Lancashire looks buoyant to the delight of groups campaigning to save them.
WALLS, like presents, look their best when well wrapped, writes Gabrielle Fagan.
I have just returned home after a hip replacement operation at the Westmorland General Hospital at Kendal.
AFTER raising more than £1,000, a Windermere businesswoman has fulfilled her charity pledge of releasing a full-length pole dancing video.
SOMETIMES clients come to us for advice when they have problems with their neighbours “trespassing” on their land for various reasons, such as carrying out work on their own property or maintaining boundaries.
POLICE are investigating a shoplifting incident at Superdrug, Westmorland Shopping Centre, Kendal.
LAST week I covered moving established shrubs and small trees, writes TOM ATTWOOD. This week I’d like to deal with how best to look after your ‘transplants.’ The first area to think about are the roots. No matter how hard you try it is inevitable that several main roots will be damaged or severed during the move. The largest roots are often for anchoring the plant in place and less to do with moisture and nutrient absorption. That is the role of the fibrous roots that permeate throughout the root ball and what in fact holds all that soil together. These are most important and losing as few of these as possible is essential. If you do have to sacrifice significant amounts of root you need to counter the loss by removing stems and branches above ground. This reduces the amount of water demand placed on the plant until its roots are able to re-establish themselves. In the same way that when you take a softwood cutting you’re often advised to cut down the size of the leaf to reduce water loss, it’s the same principal in this instance. If your plant has been moved this winter very little watering should be required unless it is a large evergreen and the soil conditions are unusually dry (unlikely for anyone reading this who lives in the north west). The main time when watering may be necessary (particularly with large plants) is in spring when the demands on the roots will be at their greatest. Warm, sunny days in May with a good breeze will cause lots of water to be lost through the leaves so it’s worth giving a little bit often to your plant(s). If in doubt follow your instincts, work on cans of water as your measure. A full can of water will go a long way and if applied every day or so the benefits will be enormous. Feeding with fertilizer should be minimal as you can do more harm than good so be frugal at least for the first season.
I made a potato and cheese pie recently but it didn’t have much taste. What would chef recommend?
FORTY years after Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool opened its doors, supporters of this "priceless jewel" gathered for a tea party to celebrate its ruby anniversary.
ENGLAND international cricketer Monty Panesar was present at the Westmorland Cricket League's presentation night, where Tony Jones of Warton collected a League Achievement Award.
AS YOUR child grows they will start to ask questions. This is usually a sign they are ready to learn and is an opportunity teach them something new.
STOPPING recently at a petrol station about 20 miles south of Kendal we noticed a puncture. In the 15-20 minutes it took to unload the boot and change the tyre, the following happened.
FAMILY and friends travelled from far and wide to attend the funeral of a familiar Lake District figure known for walking in Windermere and Bowness.
THIS charming photo of a red squirrel, taken by Andy Nayler of Lindale near Grange-over-Sands, has won a wildlife photography competition run by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
SOUTH Lakeland has been recognised as one of the safest places to swim in the country.
Police are investigating three burglaries that occurred at a south Lakes hotel.
FORMER Welsh rally champion Chris Williams has been unveiled as the new duty manager at one of South Lakeland's top tourist attractions.
Westmorland Gazette Camera Club member Colin Cowperthwaite took these photographs at the Vintage Sports Car Club Lakeland Trial at Honister on Saturday.
A ROCK group made up of lawyers from Kendal law firm Harrison Drury has won the right to play at London’s legendary 100 Club after winning ‘best band’ in a regional competition.
DESPITE 67 letters of objection, outline plans for nine new homes in Warton village met with unanimous approval from Lancaster City Council.