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Sep 18
BY Angela Slater
National Tree Company Ridgedale Infinity luxury artificial Christmas tree
Luxury 100% PE artificial Christmas tree with thousands of minute LED lights The Ridgedale Infinity artificial Christmas tree is definitely at the very peak of Christmas trees and so exclusive that Hayes Garden World are the only stockists in the UK, it’s not even available in the USA until 2018, and you know how enthusiastic the Americans are about their Christmas trees. READ MORE
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Aug 11
BY Angela Slater
New Guinea Impatiens
Colour your summer with this versatile Impatiens; in the garden or indoors The New Guinea impatiens are a great value bedding plant, they flower all summer into autumn and they make quite a large plant so you don’t need as many to have a good show. They have become a lot more popular in the last few years as they don’t get the highly contagious downy mildew that has plagued Busy Lizzies.... READ MORE
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Aug 11
BY Angela Slater
Delphiniums at Holehird, Lakeland Horticultural Society garden
Add height to your border with majastic spires of of blooms Delphiniums at Holehird the Lakeland Horticultural Society garden at Windermere, Lake District (pictured above) READ MORE
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Aug 10
BY Angela Slater
Trachelospermum (Rhyncospermum) jasminoides
Bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your garden with heavenly scent Who hasn’t been to the Mediterranean and been bowled over by the delicious scent of the tiny starry white flowers of the Star Jasmine. This woody, evergreen climber is fairly easy to grow at home provided you have a nice sunny, sheltered south or west facing spot for it to reach its full potential. An ideal spot would be over... READ MORE
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Aug 09
BY Angela Slater
Hardy geraniums in a mixed border at Holehird, Lakeland Horticultural Society
Essential in the border; easy, long flowering period, great ground cover Mixed border with geraniums at Holehird the Lakeland Horticultural Society garden, Windermere (pictured above) READ MORE
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Aug 09
BY Angela Slater
Alstroemeria Summer Breeze
Enjoy a fantastic show all summer in the house and herbaceous border Alstroemeria 'Summer Breeze' pictured above READ MORE
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Aug 08
BY Angela Slater
Geraniums on a balcony in Assissi, Italy
Bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your summer bedding containers What could be a better reminder of a Mediterranean holiday than a pot of bedding geraniums. They are ideal for all those who think that they cannot colour co-ordinate a hanging basket full of an assortment of summer bedding. A basket full of a single coloured geranium can look spectacular, and you don’t have to be particularly... READ MORE
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Aug 07
BY Angela Slater
Salvia Mystic Spires Blue
Pair with David Austen shrub roses for a stunning display Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue' READ MORE
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Aug 04
BY Angela Slater
rib eye steak cooked in the Alfa wood fired pizza oven
Add a few accessories to make the most of your oven The absolute essential Alfa accessory is the Peel Set as it contains the rake needed to push the fire to one side after the logs are well alight. Essential for sweeping away the ashes is the brush with brass bristles, which ensure that the ceramic refractory floor isn’t damaged. READ MORE
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Aug 03
BY Angela Slater
Fire in the Alfa wood fired pizza oven
Use highly nutritious wood ash to enrich your soil and boost plant growth Wood ash left over from cooking in your wood fired oven can be put to several uses so consider re-cycling it before you throw it into the bin. The amount of wood ash left over from using the Alfa will depend upon the temperature you have achieved when cooking; the higher the temperature the less ash remaining. When brushing... READ MORE
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