Riverwatch – Revisited

 

Rain and more rain! The poor River Wissey is almost in flood. The current is tireless and gathers and carries along great volumes of broken branches and debris. This cleaning and sweeping process starts from the meandering beginnings of the river, through the long wide stretches and onwards. Over the weeks to come our waterway will have a new and pristine riverbed for the next season of the year to take over. This is mother Nature’s way of spring cleaning and then Spring will follow bringing its warmth and prompt the stocks of fish to recover from the long lethargy of winter.

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April Gardening

 

April is an exciting and busy month to be a gardener; however the weather can still be unpredictable. Beware of frosts in April, and keep vulnerable plants and new shoots protected at night if a frost is forecast. Garden Centre’s and DIY stores (including here at P&R Garden Supplies) will be full of seasonal colourful plants. Containers and baskets are the perfect way to add colour to any garden, however the choice can be overwhelming and it’s difficult to know where to start. To create an appealing container remember the rule “thrillers, spillers & fillers”

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Westminster Diary – April

 

Driving round the Norfolk countryside, you really appreciate how much the modern road network has to cope with. That is why I have called on Norfolk county Council to conduct a review of the route hierarchy. As I understand, the last one was about 25 years ago and HGVS have considerably changed in size since then. No one doubts the need to move produce and goods around the country but I do feel an overview must take place so the impact on rural villages and towns are fully considered. Southery for example has regular movement of HGVs through the village and I plan to meet with Norfolk County Council Director of Highways Tom McCabe to discuss this further.

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