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Roundhay Open Gardens

This post is a bit late (we've had some time off over summer) but better late than never.

In June we were at Oakwood Clock with Askham Bryan College supporting the fantastic Roundhay Open Gardens event, which not only inspires ideas for budding gardeners, but raises money for St Gemma's Hospice as well.

Despite being on the same day as the England match, this year saw a record amount of money raised. £3,121.74!

The organiser of this event is a lady called Val Brough who deserves a huge congratulations for her logistical skills.

For our part we provided basic soil analysis for pH, Nitrates (N), Phosphates (P) and Potassium (K) to give attendees a good idea of what their soil needs in terms of nutrients or to find the plants that will grow best in the type of soil they have.

It was a hot day and I'd been to a 21st Birthday party the night before so I must admit that I struggled during the day. Thankfully Marina and Claire from Askham Bryan College were on hand with their considerable knowledge and expertise, as were my two boys who had a great chemistry practical that day!

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