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Autumn glory at HOHS – and time to win a prize!

In preparation for winter, gardener Andy Young has been busy tidying up our borders, digging up and storing dahlia tubers and keeping the lawns reasonably clear of leaves. In fact, our grounds look particularly beautiful at the moment with the trees displaying their full Autumn colours. But did you know that we have over 35 species of tree within our sixteen acres?

Now is the time to have a good look – and why not try your hand at naming them? There’s a £10 Notcutts voucher waiting for whichever pupil can identify the highest number of  tree species. Notcutts stocks a huge range of toys, books and gifts as well as everything for the garden, so don’t miss out on your chance to win!

Please bring your list, with the names of the trees and where in the HOHS grounds you have identified them, to Liz French, Marketing Officer (in the school office) by Friday 2nd December. Alternatively, you can email your entry to marketing@hohs.co.uk




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Garden News: calling all dahlia lovers!


We have a beautiful bed of dahlias just outside the Quiet Room – and gardener Andrew Young is looking for more varieties to add to its impact.  He would like any fellow green-fingered  friends who have different varieties to do a swap!

“It’s coming up to the right time of year to separate and thin out the dahlia tubers”,  he said. “I will have some spare ones of the four varieties we have (pictured above) – two are cactus types and two pompoms. If anyone has some different colours or shapes and would like to swap, please let me know via the school office.”

Did you know?

Dahlias are flowering plants native to Mexico, with a whole range of flower shapes and colours giving a great display right into Autumn. They are also related to sunflowers and chrysanthemums.