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Hayes Personal Shopping Service

STORE NOW CLOSED TEMPORARILY The Internet Department is trading as normal. The Personal Shopper service is operating from the store. Delivery is between Keswick in the north and Kendal in the south...
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Store Re-opening

STORE NOW CLOSED TEMPORARILY The Internet Department is trading as normal. The Personal Shopper service is operating from the store. Delivery is between Keswick in the north and Kendal in the south...
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Plant Britain

Every little helps in the fight against climate change The BBCs Countryside programme has initiated a big push to plant in an attempt to combat climate change; the programme on Sunday 30th November...
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STORE NOW CLOSED TEMPORARILY The Internet Department is trading as normal. The Personal Shopper service is operating from the store. Delivery is between Keswick in the north and Kendal in the south...
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How To Cook Maple, Mustard, Smoked Ham On The Treager Pro 22 Wood Pellet Grill

Cook this traditional Christmas favourite outdoors on the BBQThis Christmas staple roast ham is really easily elevated to a higher plane just by smothering in a glaze and cooking on the barbecue. Once...
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How To Cook Porchetta On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Try this tasty Italian classic instead of the usual roast pork jointHow to cook porchetta on the Traeger Timberline 850 wood pellet grillA stuffed, rolled, boneless pork loin is a classic Italian dish...
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How To Cook Beef Stew Served With Sourdough Bread On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Slow cook a winter warming stew on the BBQ for a no-fuss dinnerIngredients:1kg braising steak2 sticks celery; finely diced1 large onion; roughly chopped2 medium carrots; cut into 1” pieces1 bouquet...
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How To Cook Lancashire (Lamb) Hot Pot On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Try cooking this tasty, one-pot winter warmer on your barbecueLancashire hot pot is such an easy one-pot dish, just assemble and leave to cook, and such a lovely comforting winter dish. It was...
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Autumn/Winter Lockdown gardening jobs

Lockdown doesn't mean boredom and piling on the pounds *Customer information* Following on from the Government Guidance this weekend (31st October), Garden Centres can remain open through this period...
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How To Cook Beef Goulash On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Easily and slowly cook this delicious winter warmer on the barbecueIngredients:1kg braising steak1tbsp rapeseed oil3 medium onions; cut into chunks3 garlic cloves; crushed2tbsp hot smoked paprika1tbsp...
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How To Cook Smoked Pig Shots On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

These little tasty bites make a delicious starter or appetiser at a partyThese heavenly little bite sized morsels make a fantastic appetiser to nibble on while you are waiting for the main dish to...
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How Do I Use Spring Bulbs To Add Some Colour Beneath My Deciduous Trees And Shrubs

Spring bulbs inject a shot of colour under deciduous trees and shrubsWhy not perk up a cheerless area under deciduous trees in the spring with some colourful bulbs. Once the trees come into leaf and...
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How To Make The Perfect Compost

Compost is an essential element for producing healthy soilComposting is one of the most important tasks you can carry out in the garden; it re-cycles kitchen waste and spent organic matter from the...
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How To Make A Magic Mulch For Your Garden

Mulching improves the soil, protects plants, saves money and workWhy go to the trouble of spreading mulch?Because it benefits the garden and the plants in so many ways:Suppressing weeds; it is worth...
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How To Help Our Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs, the gardeners friendHedgehogs are one of our most charismatic native mammals and they need our help. A survey commissioned by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and the People’s...
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A Winter Container Vegetable Plot

If you fancy growing your own veg this winter but haven’t got the space, why not have a container garden instead. There are a number of vegetables that will grow in pots if fed & watered & not all of...
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How To Stay Safe In The Garden

Avoid that accident by following these few easy tipsOver 300,000 people are injured each year in the garden, over a third of them are children with men being the next highest group. Men and women in...
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How To Preserve Apples

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How To Grow Scrumptious Apples

Apples trees give interest in the garden from spring to autumnAnyone can grow an apple tree no matter what the size of your garden. There are varieties suitable for an orchard or a pot on the patio...
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How to protect tender plants over winter

Bring a taste of the tropics to your garden Many of us love the taste of the tropics when it comes to our gardens but unfortunately the downside is that these plants have to be protected from the...
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What fresh home-grown vegetables can I have over winter?

Follow our tips to be self sufficient in winter Winter usually means we abandon the garden, batten down the hatches and hibernate indoors. It also usually means if you want a good choice of vegetables...
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How to heat your outdoor space

Use your outdoor space to the max with an open fire The face of modern gardening is changing, few of us have time to tend a traditional quintessential English garden. Many of us are opting for...
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How To Grow Bedding Cyclamen In The Garden And Indoors

Brighten up winter with a patch of colourful cyclamenCyclamen persicum, the Persian cyclamen, has been improved to be longer lasting, to have more flowers and a larger range of colours than the...
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How To Maintain Your Greenhouse

Spring clean the greenhouse ready for those first seedlingsAs the Christmas pudding and the mince pies are settling nicely around the waist it is the ideal time to get to grips with the greenhouse...
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How To Grow Tempting Tulips

Tulips are the essential flower for a shot of brilliant spring colourWho doesn’t have room for a splash of spring colour from even a tiny pot of tulips? Plant a river of colour or pop a pot onto the...
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How To Grow Japanese Maples

Japanese maples give outstanding autumn colourThey belong to the Acer family and are small to medium deciduous trees, which grow either upright or in a dome shape. They originate from Japan, North and...
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How To Grow Bountiful Blackberries

Blackberries are easy to grow, food for free in autumn and nutritiousThe humble blackberry considered to be a weed by so many is one fruit which almost always never fails to give a generous crop...
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How To Look After Your Garden Pond Over Winter

Tidy the pond for winter and start spring with a healthy pond and fishDon’t neglect your garden pond or water feature in autumn when you are preparing the garden for the winter shut-down. Not looking...
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How To Plant Spring Bulbs

Have a sensational spring display with just a few pots of bulbsPlant them in time for a wonderful Spring display...Spring-flowering bulbs can be planted from September through December. What a nice...
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Fantastic Fungi

Mycorrhizal fungi leads to bigger, stronger plants and better yieldsPlants formed a symbiotic relationship with fungi approximately 500 million years ago. Gardeners can utilise this relationship to...
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