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Gardens to visit

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Carolines Blog, gardening, Gardens, Hertfordshire, Open Gardens | Comments Off on Gardens to visit

Alswick Hall Buntingford, Hertfordshire SG9 0AA This is a Tudor house with 5 acres of landscaped gardens, set in unspoiled farmland. It includes two natural ponds with rockeries, herbaceous borders, shrubs, roses, extensive dahlia beds, a woodland walk and a wild flower meadow. A lovely location, with a Plant Fair on the 11th September. Opening times: 11th September 2-5pm Entrance fees: Adults: £5.00 / Children: £0.00 Contact: Cathy Curtis – Telephone:01992 585969   Huntsmoor Stoney Lane, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP3 0DP A Rose garden, rhododendron border, arboretum,...

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Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Carolines Blog, gardening, Gardens, Hertfordshire, Open Gardens, Places to visit | 0 comments

Threshing Barn,Bullsmill Lane, Waterford, Hertford, SG14 2RF The Threshing Barn is a conversion dating back to the 1890s, in the peaceful rural setting of Waterford with a nature reserve in close proximity and open views across the Beane flood plain. The river side garden is a mix of perennial and herbaceous borders leading down to the stream. Evening opening Friday 8 July (6 – 9pm). Wine. Sunday 10 July (2 – 5.30pm). Home-made teas. Admission £4.00, children free. 8 Chapel Road Breachwood Green, Hitchin SG4 8NU In the heart of the village surrounding a C17 cottage is an...

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Gardening vs the Gym

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Carolines Blog, gardening, Gardens | 0 comments

We are often asked why we do our job, well this article from The Mail is one reason: Take off your running shoes and slip on your wellies, because doctors say taking up gardening is just as good as going to the gym. Half an hour of digging burns 150 calories, the same period raking a lawn burns 120 and pushing a lawn mower for 30 minutes burns 165. While running may use up slightly more doctors are increasingly trying to encourage people to take up lighter activities that they can weave into their daily routine. Many people are intimidated by gyms and strenuous fitness programmes, and...

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Bad News!

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Carolines Blog | Comments Off on Bad News!

As some of you maybe aware, our premises in Letchworth were broken into at the end of March and we lost a considerable amount of equipment – mostly power tools. We were one of 5 small businesses to be targeted that evening and as I write, we are no closer to having the machinery recovered. However, thanks go to family, friends, staff and customers who have helped over this difficult period and we have managed to keep the service going – although a bit “wobbly” initially! Can I ask that should you be offered any equipment and you are dubious of its origin that you please contact...

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Rustling End Cottage Garden

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Carolines Blog, gardening, Gardens, Open Gardens, Places to visit | Comments Off on Rustling End Cottage Garden

Rustling End, Codicote SG4 8TD (Take the B656 north from Codicote or south from Hitchin. Going north from Codicote, after 1 mile turn left into ‘Three Houses Lane’ (going south from Hitchin take the B656 towards Codicote, travel through Langley then turn right into ‘Three Houses Lane’). Then take the first turning on the right to Rustling End. Rustling End Cottage is the second house on the left-hand side of the lane. Meander through the wild flower meadow to a cottage garden with contemporary planting. Behind lumpy hedges explore a simple box parterre, topiary,...

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