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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 100 - October 2008

Parks and Gardens report - Peter Hoskings

In common with many people, this year has not been the best for hanging baskets due to the wind, lack of warmth and low water pressure during the only hot spell we did have, which played havoc with the automatic watering system. The borders fared better, though, and we had an excellent show of dahlias on platforms 2 and 3. We entered them in the Quainton village flower show and to our great surprise and pleasure received a first prize. This is truly keeping up railway tradition, as we know that the station regularly won the "Best Kept Station Garden" award in the days of steam. Congratulations to all of the gardeners!

Grass and weed control at this time of year always takes up much time and energy, but hopefully this will soon cease until next spring. General weeding and deadheading continue apace and some thinning to prevent overcrowding has taken place. The car park beds are gradually being finished and more daffs are being planted for next spring.

The cattle wagon has been repaired and repainted and will be lettered-out in the spring. The handrails on the footbridge have been repainted and it now looks very smart indeed.

As always my thanks to everyone who has helped during the year. Why not come along and join us on a Wednesday or Thursday from around 9-9:30 am? You will be made most welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided to keep you going. It really is a pleasant way to spend a day and you may well become hooked and come again? I can be contacted via the office any weekday. See you soon?

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2008 and so does not reflect events in the 6+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Parks and Gardens report - Peter Hoskings - Quainton News No. 100 - October 2008

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