Archive for 29/08/2013

Upcycle – Make an Owl



This kitchen owl was made from salvaged kitchen supplies and a CD which is reflective and can help keep away hawks or other birds from your veggie garden.

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Picpost: The answer is in the soil...


I’m back from two weeks away in Devon and Cornwall and I definitely visited more gardens in that time than ever before! I’ll do articles with photos on each of these over the coming weeks, but I thought I’d ease my way back into the blogosphere with a little feature on the town of Moretonhampstead, Devon.

Located in the middle of Dartmoor, this lovely little town is a convenient stopping off point for those negotiating the narrow, winding lanes and open vistas of the Moor, and that’s just what we did on our way to visit Killerton Gardens, near Exeter.

It was a glorious sunny day and the drive over the moor from Tavistock was breathtaking. As we approached Moretonhampstead I was struck by the beautiful display of hanging baskets outside one of the pubs and then realised there were a lot more colourful floral displays around the town, so took out a few minutes to capture them. I must say the town residents, shopkeepers, local council, hoteliers etc. all seem to put an effort into beautifying the place, so congratulations to them for what was a very enjoyable mooch around, snapping as I went.

This is definitely the place to ‘hang out’ if you’re travelling the Moor and there were plenty of cyclists, motorcyclists and other tourers taking a breather here when we visited.

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Old School Gardener

Shine A Light

By Dayna Woolbright

Norwich is a City with many things to offer; over 1500 historic buildings, numerous museums and art galleries, 31 churches, 2 cathedrals and a medieval castle, but that’s not all, Norwich is ranked as one of the top 10 places to shop in the UK*, its streets are busting with an abundance of high street stores, designer shop and quirky boutiques. Like most cities today Norwich is home to four of the large department store chains; John Lewis, Debenhams, M&S and House of Fraser, but there is also a large, local, independent department store, Jarrolds.  In short Norwich is a shopaholicas paradise!

Recently, in the Superstore, we came across a large floral carpet, on the reverse incorporated into the design was the name ‘Chamberlins Sons & Co. Norwich’ This sparked my curiosity as it was a name I was unfamiliar with and after a quick Google search…

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