Caring for People, Caring for Plants

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How fitting it is to start a new decade with a totally refreshed nursery. The volunteers here at Chestnut Nursery have been working ever so hard to get the retail space and growing areas in tip top shape for the coming season. You should all know by now, that we had a wonderful new shop built last year. However, the rest of the nursery has also required a … Read More

Good news for Canford Cliffs

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Good news for Canford Cliffs, where the appearance of the empty store-fronts at 31-37 Haven Road has been significantly improved following an intervention by the Association. Residents had raised concerns about the unsightly appearance of the vacant stores at recent Association meetings, noting the negative impact that this had on the neighbourhood and other local traders. The signage above each store had been left in very poor condition … Read More

Submission to the Council regarding BCP Local Plan

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BPCCRA put forward a comprehensive submission to the Council regarding the new BCP Local Plan There has been an exercise to collate the Planning, Conservation Area, Highways and Environmental Issues presented to the BPCCRA Executive Committee over the course of a year or more. Residents were invited at two meetings in October & November to respond to the consultation for the new Local Plan so that the Committee … Read More

The Joy of Seasons

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Would we all appreciate the finer days of summer, were it not for the ups and downs of the seasons? Probably not, indeed we really are lucky to be able to sample all of nature’s finest weathers. Its crisp winter mornings and golden sunlight and wet windy storms that whip the seas into a dramatic frenzy, fade in and out of summer, through spring and Autumn. As we … Read More

Leaves are the new flowers

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Some interesting thoughts and ideas for your garden borders from Andrew Verreck the Nursery Manager of the lovely Chestnut Nursery situated at the town side of Poole Park   “Flowers often seem to be the focus of gardeners and nursery growers alike. And its true that flowers bring great joy with their vibrant colours and perfumed scents. But plants can offer so much more than just their brief … Read More

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