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A Simple Guide on How to Plant Lavender

Posted on Monday, 28 January

Lavender is a herb and as such it needs a well-draining soil, this makes it ideal for planting in pots, however borders benefit greatly from many varieties of lavender from English to French. Although the English lavender is hardier than the French varieties, they still need the same care when planting as they each enjoy loose soil with plenty of nutrients that is slightly damp but not sodden. When to Plant Lavender If you are buying plug plants the best time is between April and May depending on the weather. The hardier varieties will resist a light frost however you… read more »

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Why is January the Best Month for Planning a Wedding?

Posted on Friday, 18 January

It’s no secret that there are more break ups in January than in any other month of the year. Of course Christmas is a time when families come together from both sides of the couple but why would this force people apart instead of closer together? When experts delved deeper they found the January break ups were not due to a single factor instead many circumstances and events contributed to the decision to give the other half the big Heave Ho. The most popular reasons people gave for splitting up in the New Year were: New Year’s Resolutions – The… read more »

Let it Snow

Let it Snow

Posted on Monday, 14 January

In typical British style the main topic of conversation this week has been about the snow. We love talking about the weather and living in Great Britain we get plenty of opportunity to, from floods to droughts and snow to burning sun. The majority of people are always quite positive when the snow falls, as it takes them back to their childhoods and in some cases affords them a day off work; however, those living rurally dread the white stuff as they don’t have the luxury of gritters and city warmth. What about gardeners? Do we love the snow or… read more »