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“Bloomin’ Marvellous” - 100 year old ‘Hole Park Blue’ PDF Print E-mail

Sunday, 02 September 2012 03:42

Garden enthusiasts will be excited to learn the later than usual flowering agapanthus, unique to Hole Park Gardens, will bloom in the next couple of weeks.

Situated in the pretty village of Rolvenden in Kent, the 100 year old plants, aptly named ‘Hole Park Blue’, is a wonderful addition to the already colourful summer herbaceous borders.

This impressive variety of Agapanthus was named ‘Hole Park Blue’ by Plant Heritage (formally known as the National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens (NCCPG)) in 2010.  The plants flower at several points around the garden until the winter frosts arrive.

“We have a picture of my great uncle standing next to the agapanthus holding a toy boat which dates back to 1912, so we know that the plants have been at the Hole Park gardens for at least 100 years.   Plant Heritage studied and compared the plants form and characteristics against known cultivars and to date their research suggests that the plants are indeed unique to Hole Park.  We are now growing this special agapanthus which will be available to purchase from 2013,” said Hole Park’s owner Edward Barham.

Friday, 31 August 2012 12:49


A brand new service has been launched meaning you never have to be locked out again.

SpareKeys offers the secure storage and 24/7 emergency delivery of your spare keys, providing worry-free, guaranteed access to your home or vehicle in the event of a lock-out, from just £2.99 a month

Armstrong Ward Wraps up Christmas PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:14


Breaking tradition with normal gifts, toys, stocking fillers and decorations Armstrong Ward are proud to launch their unique Christmas collection.

Available in store* in The Lake District and nationally through their new online store* at www.armstrongward.co.uk there is something for every age and interest.

With traditional and creative toys, like wooden dolls houses, table top theatres and pull along to the very extensive and popular range of Maileg Mice. Armstrong Ward owner Jacqueline Ward explains how they choose their children's range, "Every single item is handpicked by either me or my husband. We ensure every single product is not only of high quality but stands out so that we are not your average high street shop. People come to us to get something that's not only different but special."

For adults Amstrong Ward has fun ethically made hand crafted felt rein deer heads to Cath Kidston and Orla Kiely as well as beautifully handcrafted Christmas cards, wrapping paper and ribbons, candles... the list is endless. However each gift is design led and unique successfully making Christmas with Armstrong Ward traditional with a contemporary twist.


☼ Sunshine Deals - Save Up To £300 On Garden Furniture ☼ PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 August 2012 10:24
Painting the Interior and Exterior of the Home could Boost Property Value PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:25
A fresh coat of the right paint could make ‘all the difference’ when it comes to bumping-up the asking price for a home – according to UK industrial paint providers, Promain.
Promain have supplied a variety of paints for over 23 years in the UK – from standard emulsion to specialist barn paint.  The experts have endorsed advice from estate agents to freshen up the paintwork both inside and outside the home, in order to raise its appeal – and value.
One Guildford estate agent was recently quoted by the Independent saying ‘a fresh coat of neutral paint’ helps improve the property’s appearance.  First impressions can be the makings of a sale for the right price and whereas any subtle paint job is likely to help.
Promain advise homeowners to use masonry paint to sharpen up the exterior appearance of the home – improving the chances of a positive first impression from prospective buyers.
Colour pop patchwork from Louis de Poortere PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 10:52

Colour Pop Patchwork from Louis de Poortere

Delivering a contemporary twist to traditional patchwork, the vintage-inspired Multi collection of rugs from Louis de Poortere brings vibrant colour combinations that instantly update any interior.

Inspired by antique rugs, Multi designs contain contrasting sections of delicate florals, oriental designs and structured pattern that are lifted and bound by stunning threads of colour for a unique look.

Choose from exciting colourways such as Forget-me-not, an on-trend grey with lively pops of turquoise, or Sunbird, a mix of tangerine, lime green and cerise. Woven from wool and cotton chenille for supreme softness, Multi rugs feature authentic stitching detail to produce a quality handcrafted look.

Priced from £150, Multi rugs feature in the Vintage Collection by Louis de Poortere and are available in a range of eight sizes from 60cm x 90cm to 280cm x 360cm. In many different colours, these rugs are available from selected stockists nationwide.

Creating striking pieces since 1859, Louis de Poortere offers a range of high-quality rugs, stair runners, broadloom carpets, fabrics and wall coverings all crafted from the finest of fibres.

Armstrong Ward - eight years on and going strong PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:25



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Armstrong Ward - eight years on and going strong...

Expansion, new departments and company rebrand - it's all in a day's work for Armstrong Ward.

As many businesses feel the effects of the economic crisis, home and lifestyle store Armstrong Ward is delighted to have doubled its shop floor space, opened a successful coffee shop within the busy store and rebranded - all in the last six months!

Owned and managed by husband and wife team, Jacqueline and Andrew Ward, their luxury shop in the heart of the Lake District has gone from strength to strength in the eight years since it launched. Now presenting a fresh look in a much larger store offering a full luxury retail experience, where customers can enjoy coffee and delicious homemade treats while in-store.

Friday, 03 August 2012 13:16


World Kitchen Garden Day, held on the fourth Sunday of August, celebrates the growing and using of home-grown and local produce. On 26th August 2012, acclaimed New Forest-based hotel and restaurant The Pig - In the Forest will be marking the event by offering guests a rather special gift.

Anyone dining at The Pig - In the Forest on that day will not only be able to feast on delicious produce grown in the venue’s spectacular kitchen garden, but will be presented with seedlings that can then be transplanted into their own patch at home.

It’s time to focus! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 17:01

Final call for 2012 RHS Photographic Competition entries

Entries can be submitted online at www.rhs.org.uk/photocompetition

Time is running out to enter the RHS Photographic Competition and stand the chance of winning £1,000. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages should submit their entries online by 31 August 2012.

Bunny-lympics PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 16:55

The government is promoting fitness for all in this Olympic year, and because so many rabbits suffer health problems because of bad diet and lack of space to exercise, we are joining in with a call for fitness for rabbits. So are your bunnies world-beating athletes or hutch potatoes?

These are the events where we think your rabbits should be aiming for their own medals.
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