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Steyning Bramber Beeding Ashington Washington Storrington Henfield Small Dole Partridge Green

Tea for Two! Ginette meets Hannah from The Tea Set

Hypnotherapy a session with Chris Jones

Big Plant For 2013...

crafty crochet

With Rebecca

We review... The Crown & Anchor, Shoreham

All the usual News & Diary Dates!


The Castle Inn Hotel & Conference Centre Please call or speak to us about conferencing facilities & functions: Weddings, Birthdays, Funerals etc. We support local business so all of our produce is sourced locally

Monday Night is Thai Night 6pm – 9pm Take Away Available We are very proud that renowned Thai Chef Chom “Tiger” Panyamark is working with us to bring you a taste of his home country. Delivery to Steyning, Bramber & Upper Beeding – £2.00

Vegetarian – Vegan – Gluten Free I have had many requests for more vegetarian options so I have added a further selection to our daily menu as well as always having a vegetarian daily special on offer. If you have vegan or other dietary requirements please call ahead to discuss. Our daily menu is changing. New mouth-watering selections available from Feb 1st.

Kind Regards – Chris Roberts – Head Chef Please call or go online for all menus

www.castleinnhotel.co.uk 01903 812 102 mae@castleinnhotel.co.uk The Street, Bramber, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3WE “Happy Days!”


Contents 5

Welcome to February

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News and Diary – What’s going on where you are! food review 13-15

13-15 Food Review – The Crown and Anchor in Shoreham

17-18 Ginette – Life at The Tea Set with Hannah! ginette 17-18

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Chris Jones – A session with our Hypnotherapist

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Crafty Crochet – With Rebecca

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Big Plant – Gardening hints & tips for the New Year

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5 • BACK IN TIME

Welcome to February!

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elcome to February issue! Hope you are well and have had a successful beginning to 2013, those resolutions still in place ? Mine rather smugly are… at the moment, though ask me again in March… Hope you managed to get through the snow at the end of January, without too much chaos. There were some amazing snow statues! Superb! This month Ginette has a chat with the fabulous Hannah from The Tea Set, and I have a hypnotherapy session with Chris Jones our resident hypnotherapist. Becky has a final craft project that we can all try, and all our usual news / diary dates, we will be introducing Tim Wild our new resident Foodie Reviewer, let us know if you want him to visit somewhere and check it out for you... and if you go to visit our fb page VillageLivingMagazineUK, keep an eye out for a competition! Have a good month.

Copy deadline is February 10th for the March issue. Please mention Village Living when responding to an advert. EMAIL ME: katie@village-livingmagazine.co.uk

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Katie x Thank you to devlinphotos.co.uk, clanphotography.co.uk for the images on p17 /18 and saccophotography.co.uk for the cover image.

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Horsham Time Well Spent 2013 event programme

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ORSHAM District Council, in partnership with Horsham Unlimited and many other local partners and organisations, is pleased to announce the details of the Horsham Time Well Spent 2013 event programme. A number of exciting events are planned for the Horsham District during 2013 and Horsham District Council is working with a large number of local business and community partners to both put these together and to benefit from their association. Kicking off the event programme on Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 January is New Year, New You, an exciting new beauty, health and wellbeing event in Horsham town centre. February wouldn’t be the same without the Rotary Charity Pancake Races and Mascots Egg & Spoon Races on Tuesday 19 February with the annual Microbiz taking place on Saturday 9 March.At the end of March and beginning of April, the popular Horsham Piazza Italia will once again be heading to Horsham over the Easter weekend and the Scouts will be holding their hugely popular annual St George’s Day Parade in the town on Sunday 21 April.

Local produce and mixed markets, full of a range of local produce and arts and crafts, are also run all year round on Thursdays and Saturdays in the Carfax in Horsham town centre by Horsham Markets on behalf of the Council. For a full list of the events planned for 2013 and for more information, visit www.horsham.gov.uk/leisure/12128.aspx or follow on Twitter at @HorshamTWS

23rd Sussex Beer & Cider Festival

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s the demand for real ale shows no sign of slowing down there will be a record number of beers, nearly 240, on sale at the 23rd Sussex Beer and Cider Festival which will be open from the 28th February – 2nd March at Hove Town Hall. An excellent selection of ciders, perries, country wines and bottled beers from Britain and abroad will be available. The downstairs LocAle bar will only be selling beers from Sussex breweries. The festival sessions with ticket prices are:Thursday evening 5pm – 11pm £5 Friday lunchtime 11am – 3pm £4 Friday evening 5pm – 11pm £8 Saturday lunchtime 11am – 3pm £5 Saturday evening 5pm – 10pm £6 (£3 concessions) Tickets will be on sale from the 14th January until the 22nd February from the Brighton Centre (booking fee applies for online or telephone orders), Evening Star, Sir Charles Napier Brighton; Beer Essentials, Horsham; Bell, Hove; Gardeners Arms, Lewes; Buckingham Arms, Shoreham; Selden Arms, Worthing. To apply by post send a 9 x 4 SAE to SCBCF 16 Connell Drive, Woodingdean Brighton BN2 6RT stating which session tickets are for and make cheques payable to CAMRA Sussex Beer Festival. Tickets for the festival always sell very quickly so to avoid disappointment on the day it is advisable to buy tickets for all the sessions. The ticket price includes a festival programme and for CAMRA members £2 worth of beer tokens on production of their membership card. On Saturday night half price admission will be available to students buying tickets on the door on production of a Students Union card. If you look under 25 please bring ID. The entertainment on Saturday night will be provided by the Sex Pirates.This year the festival charity is Dolphin House based in Brighton. The Hove Centre has full disabled facilities and is well served by public transport. For further information go to www.sussexbeerfestival.co.uk or call 07450 656148. Ingrid Sharp Festival Organiser.

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Village Diary Village Diary is a great way to publicise an event in your village. Email katie@village-living-magazine.co.uk with your listings. Don’t forget to visit www.villageliving.biz for more diary dates!

Markets Henfield Hall – Monday Market from January open every Monday except bank holidays from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m a variety of stalls, ample free parking Shoreham – 2nd Sat of each month. 9.00 – 13.00. East Street Steyning – 1st Sat of each month. 9.00 – 13.00. High St car park Storrington – Village Market @ town hall 9-10.45am every Friday a variety of locally home grown and sourced plants, cheeses, meats, breads and crafts West Chiltington – 2nd Sat of month. 9.00 – 12.00. Village Hall

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Sunday FEB 10th 12-3 VINTAGE RUMMAGE SALE, UPPER BEEDING VILLAGE HALL Wed 13th Feb 7.30pm Film for the month – My Week with Marylin, starring Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, and Michael Kitchen. Storrington Rotary. Tickets £5, available prior to each performance from ‘The Card Centre’ in Storrington. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase on the Door, Sullington Parish Hall, on the night.For further information please contact Ken Collins on 01903 740745, or Malcolm Bennett on 01798 812407

2nd Monday of each month 10.30 Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society Steyning DFAS meets at The Steyning Centre, Opp St Andrews Church, Steyning, on the. Coffee 10am. Visitors welcome (donation £5). The January lecture will be “English Caricature from Hogarth to Punch”. Contact Penny: 01903 814390

Storrington Camera Club 7th February Members Evening, (Guests welcome) Print Knockout Competition – Judged by Members 21st February 3rd Print Competition, (Guests welcome) Any Subject – Judged by Andrew Perry ARPS In the clubroom of the Storrington football club pavilion, located behind Chanctonbury Leisure Centre, Spierbridge Road, RH20 4PG. All are welcome, including guests for our various events and talks, refreshments available. A small fee is charged on the door for visitors. www.storringtoncc.org.uk.

STEYNING MUSEUM Opening times: Tues, Wed & Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 2.30 – 4.00; Saturday 10.30 – 4.00; Sunday 2.30-4.00 We have been fortunate to have some recent additions donated to our collection and these will be on display during January. Some of the items have a slightly wacky interest, and some still have us confused – come along and see if you can help us decide on their exact use. Look for the display – “Oddments and Oddities”.

9th February 8pm to 11.30pm Fundraising Night in aid of HART (Henfield Area Response Team) The 11 piece band RetrOactive are holding their annual HART fund raiser. Brighten up your February with this Supper and Dance Night! Enjoy a delicious hot supper, drinks from the bar whilst raising money for HART. Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield, BN5 9DB. Tickets £15 available from Village Care, Henfield Furnishing or online from www.retroactive-jazz.co.uk”

Monday 4th February 12.45 for 1.15pm Steyning Probus Club @Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft. Apeaker: Peter Surgeon. Subject: Military Backgrounds Probus is a social club for semi retired and retired men with a professional and business background. Our social events include our wives/partners. Details on Membership Telephone David Whyberd, 01903 742813 or visit www.steyningprobus.com

Thursday February 14th & 2nd Thursday of every month 7pm Bingo Evening in aid of the Mary How Trust for Cancer Prevention – 50p entry, Great prizes, raffle & refreshments. Play starts at 7:30 pm Storrington Village Hall, 59 West Street, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 4DZ NEW! Jackpot Game £50 www.maryhowtrust.org Click on ‘News & Events’.

Every Tuesday 9.30 - 11.30 am CHATTERBOX the Baby & Pre-school Group re-opens. in Free Church Hall, High St, Henfield. £1.50 per family includes all refreshments. Come and join the fun

Friday 8th February Henfield Camera Club. A guide to producing still life and table top photographs. Members are asked to bring their cameras and a tripod for this practical evening. Friday 22nd February Our 3rd monthly competition. The set subject is “The Church and the Churchyard”. The judge for the evening is David Mandus. Both evenings will be at the Henfield Hall and start at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 26 February 3pm & 7.30pm Mary How Trust Film Society: Skyfall: West Chiltington Village Hall. £5.00, including membership, on the door, and from: The Mary How Trust clinic and charity shop. Mary How Trust Ticket hotline: 01798 877646, Guy Leonard Estate Agents in Pulborough & Storrington, The Card Centre, Storrington, Cherilyn, West Chiltington, West Chiltington Post Office CONTACT DETAILS: tel: 01798 877646 email: contact@maryhowtrust. org web: www.maryhowtrust.org

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The Crown & Anchor Shoreham-by-Sea Reviewed by Tim Wild

If the answer is ‘fish’, what is the question?

What to eat on a freezing January night in Shoreham, while trying to remember which one’s Ant and which one’s Dec. We dropped by the Crown and Anchor, Shoreham’s best-looking High Street pub, to try our hand at two things – the new fish menu and the return of their quiz night, hosted by local quiz legend Mark Stack. It’s the most modern-looking pub in a town full of more traditional locals, but it’s a sympathetic job – plenty of dark wood and candlelit corners for hiding away with a book and a pint, while the balcony and huge picture windows at the back are ideal for bigger gangs of diners and drinkers – not to mention great views of the river during the day. You could take mates for a session, treat visitors to a bit of seaside sunshine, or chew the fat with the locals in the upstairs bar. It’s busy when we visit – but in a good way. If a pub as large as the Crown and Anchor can be packing them in for dinner on a freezing Tuesday night, it’s a good omen for the food, the atmosphere and the service. Massive as it is, the Crown and Anchor doesn’t lack personality – the pub’s a kind of ramshackle collection of rooms, balconies, bars and views that feels like a gang of smaller pubs have all got together for a night out and are thoroughly enjoying it. The fish menu is a short, simple list of classics, with a good nod towards local produce. The Sussex Smokie – smoked haddock, wine, cream and herbs baked in breadcrumbs – makes an excellent starter, with plenty of savoury depth and bite. The chowder is a calmer, more

comforting dish, with delicate flavours from mussels and haddock smoothed with cream and potato. Mains are equally robust – the fish pie is a trawlerman’s portion of smoked fish, generously topped with mashed potato and cheese, with an equally enormous helping of four different veg. If you’re after something that requires less commitment, a poached salmon salad with oriental dressing was satisfyingly healthy, but with the salmon flavour given an extra punch with chilli and lime from the dressing. There were only two of us – so reviewing the menu, discussing www.villageliving.biz | tel: 0785 2231512

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the food and answering four rounds of quiz questions took every last intellectual effort we had. But we did it for you. Four rounds, covering celebrity, family fortunes, music, politics and general knowledge – all ably abetted by Mike, and what can only be described as a very detailed PowerPoint presentation. It’s friendly, with plenty of banter, and lots of breaks for a trip to the bar or to scribble food notes and argue that it’s not your fault you said Victoria Beckham when you meant Halle Berry. As our chances of winning looked ever more remote, we consoled ourselves with a local cheeseboard and a sticky toffee pudding – both excellent. We watched, in growing disappointment, as our team name fell from the top of the results faster than we could blame each other for not knowing any galaxies beginning with ‘A’ – ending in a semi-respectable 6th place. No chance of us going home with the quiz wine accumulator – currently standing at 17 bottles. But we went home happy anyway. Think you could do better? Pub Quiz every Tuesday starting at 8pm with local Quiz Master Mark Stack! Friday and Saturday nights open till 1am with regular DJs every Saturday from 11pm. Sunday 12-9.30pm Full a la carte menu including Sunday Roast. Monday – Saturday inclusive – full fish menu every week.

Welcoming...

Tim Wild, an old friend of mine who will be joining the Village Living team as our resident food reviewer! Please let us know if there is somewhere you would like to hear more about and we will see what we can do… Tim Wild – writer, reviewer & professional bigmouth. timnwild@gmail.com

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The Tea Set

By Ginette Stevens

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was really rather excited about meeting Hannah, founder of The Tea Set. I had heard such lovely things about her and her unique local business that I couldn’t wait to find out more. With an ever increasing workload and young family to look after, Hannah is a busy lady but she kindly found time for a cuppa and chat with me one Friday morning. There were many questions I wanted to ask but didn’t want to get muddled so the logical place to start was at the beginning – how did the idea of The Tea Set evolve? Hannah explained that she had always had a love of china tea sets and had begun to collect them as a child. When her own wedding was being planned it felt only natural to use her collection as well as sourcing more items to be able to cater for all the guests. She added to her already impressive collection by scouring car boot sales and charity shops, along with receiving gifts from friends and family. When her big day was over, she was concerned about the amount of china she now had. It was too much to keep just for her. But then she had an idea – of sharing it with others and thus the idea of The Tea Set was born. At the time Hannah had 120 tea sets but this has now grown to 300. “I’m full to the brim!” she said happily. With an Arts background and lots of ideas, Hannah was keen to offer her customers not just the tea set, but other delights to increase the full vintage tea time experience. She was soon styling events and baking delicious bespoke cakes for each occasion. Waiters and waitresses were on hand to help guests, and they were all decked out in vintage 40’s and 50’s outfits to add to the feel of the day.

Now in her 5th year, Hannah’s empire is still growing. She has recently employed Liz who helps her in the office. She has a number of staff to cater at events and she also has one or two extra strings to her bow. A beautiful Ice Cream bike is able to be hired to brighten up any event. With a box full of goodies, children and adults alike can buy a cooling ice cream. This works well at summer fetes and fairs as well as brightening up parties and weddings. Hog roasts, salads and sandwiches are on offer so functions can be fully catered by Hannah and her team. No one goes away hungry! Hannah was keen to stress the informality of The Tea Set. The events that she caters lean towards weddings

and parties in barns and marques rather than in town centre hotels. Everyone is down to earth and there to ensure people are having a great time. Each booking is personal to Hannah and a bespoke service is offered. With business booming I was keen to find out what kind of functions she

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has done in the past. In addition to weddings and parties, The Tea Set has provided cakes for London Fashion Week and the QE2 launch party. They have also worked with Wayne Hemmingway at the 1st Vintage Festival at Goodwood running a pop-up Tea Shop. Roger Walters from Pink Floyd is a fan and asked Hannah to cater for his son’s wedding. But an unstarstruck Hannah didn’t even realise Roger was in a band and, as the guys set up to play, she innocently exclaimed ‘oh – what sort of music do you play?’! Aside from the beautiful vintage catering, Hannah also runs Styles Shoots. Scenes are set up on a nearby farm and photographers, established and new, are invited to go and photograph the sets. A whole day is planned for the photographers and it has become an excellent way to network. Scenes that have recently been created include Peter Pan, Jane Austin and Burlesque. Any photos used on Hannah’s wedding blog have a link to the Photographer’s site. It is a growing business with more and more photographers attending each event. Hannah has also recently ventured into floristry. She has created some beautiful bouquets and displays using seasonal, local flowers. Any event can be supplied, and you do not have to be using Hannah’s tea sets or catering skills. How satisfying it must be to have turned a hobby into a business and for that business to be such a success. I applaud Hannah and am sure that in the coming years her business ventures will continue to flourish.

Further details of all that The Tea Set does can be found at www.the-tea-set.co.uk. Any event however big or small will always be given a personal and unique touch, so do get in contact with Hannah to discuss your requirements. February 2013 • Village Living

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Mind & Body Chris Jones Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Sports Performance Mind Coach NLP Master Practioner, MNCH (reg)*

Hypnotherapy for the first time...

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aving enjoyed Chris’s monthly column, on meeting him we had discussed the possibility of my visiting him for a hypnotherapy session but I had reservations. Hypnotherapy is often mistaken for hocus pocus, watch on a chain wielding hypnotists with a menacing look in their eye… it’s not, and I know that for a fact! Chris as the hypnotherapist is merely acting as a catalyst to unlock the problem, and re route the way you are thinking. The mind is a very clever and complex machine and if we are bothered by something, the next time we are in that same situation it can conjure up the same feeling you had at the time – the trigger. Chris began our session with a chat about my life so he could make an assessment and we could get to work. When it was time for the treatment I lay back on the chair and relaxed, Chris talked me through a relaxation technique which led me to feel as though asleep but I could still hear him, it’s a very extraordinary state of relaxation (not a flicker of being out of control which is another misconception with hypnotherapy.) We then went through

several periods of time in my life and replayed them, which can at times for the patient be an emotional experience as you can be revisiting painful and upsetting situations. I did feel emotional and a little tearful at times, but at the end a great sense of relief and release. We discussed my timeline, which in session is different for everyone, and the only way I can describe my experience is this – as though all my memories are in a long line of metal filing cabinets, and as recollected I opened the drawer and was as though looking down onto it... in session I made constructive comments to the me back then, in the past and in the situation, and we replayed it. This re routes the experience so that it is no longer a well trodden path of negative emotion. Chris also got me to think of a friend, described five things I thought they liked about me, and then affirmed my values of that friend, then we looked at why, if I valued Sarah’s opinion so highly, and she holds my friendship in high esteem, why would I not believe the good qualities in myself that she sees? This was a really good one for me and my self esteem. We really got into the nitty

gritty and rewired thought processes that can be festering in your mind for a long time and genuinely affecting life, the way you think, deal with situations and relationships. I have come away from my session with handouts to remind me of the EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) self help techniques we used, these can be very helpful in a situation of high anxiety, there is no identified boundary as to what it can be used for, emotional issues or feelings including feelings of pain or when you feel that big ball of worry and distress. Going to visit Chris was a great experience, and I highly recommend him as a practitioner. For me it was slightly emotional and upsetting, yes, but I came away feeling very positive. Hypnotherapy is about trust and you must feel able to relax and open up honestly for a positive outcome. There is so much more I could write and share with you both about my experience and hypnotherapy treatments but I haven’t got the space! Please go and see Chris for yourself, I did genuinely come out feeling incredibly empowered by ME! The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, it’s true you know.


‘Know the Crown & Anchor in Shoreham?’ ‘That’s a bit upmarket for you, isn’t it?’ ‘I’m a rich man these days, Detective Superintendent. I’ll be here for another thirty minutes.’ Shoreham Harbour was a major port at the western extremity of Brighton. A village that had long since grown into an annexe to the city was spread along it. The Crown & Anchor pub, with its outside terrace overlooking the harbour, had one of Shoreham-by-Sea’s most attractive and best value restaurants. He had eaten there many times in the past with Sandy, and more recently with Cleo. Extract from Not Dead Yet (p235), the eighth novel in the award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace crime series by Brighton born, and international novelist, Peter James

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23 • Becky’s Craft

Becky’s Craft Crochet Headband/Ear warmer!! Materials needed: approximately half a ball of double knitting wool and a 3mm crochet hook. For the band Make a chain of 12, this will determine the width of the band so adjust to suit. Skip 2 and treble into each stitch until the end, turn and repeat until the band is 5cm less the head circumference measured wherever you would like the band to sit. Finish, cut and leave a long tail to join ends together.

For the flower Make a chain that is approximately 25cm long for a medium sized flower, as shown in the picture. Single crochet from the second in the chain all the way to the end. Chain 3 then turn, skip 2 stitches and sc into third. *Chain 3, skip 2 stitches and sc into third, repeat from * until you reach the end. If you are left with an odd number just sc into the last stitch, this should have created a series of loops. Turn and chain 3. Double crochet 3 times into the first loop, then slip stitch into that same loop. This will have created the first petal. Slip stitch into the next loop, chain 3, double crochet 3 times into the loop, slip stitch. Repeat to the end until you have a row of petals. Finish, cut and leave a 12 inch tail. Weave the short tail along the bottom edge of the single crochet. To finish the flower begin rolling up the petal from the end with the long tail, pinching at the single crochet edge and stitching together every so often to secure, leaving the petals free at the top Attach the ends of the band together and stitch the flower on wherever you like! www.villageliving.biz | tel: 0785 2231512

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ew to Big Plant we are now offering a full planning, planting,design and landscaping service to customers in the South and South East This service is available to both the general public and professionals. We have worked on many prestigious projects in the last few years and have decided to develop this side of the business as it has proved so popular. Planting, design, landscaping and consultancy driven by demand Big Plant Nursery now offers clients and extensive range of services. Ranging from simply delivering your plants through to complete project management for both private and commercial clients. With over 100 years of experience in our team we are well able to meet your requirements. Having worked on many prestigious projects ranging from local Authority, Schools, Zoo’s, Marinas through to extensive private gardens, city terraces and roof gardens during the last few years.

By pooling our resources and actively encouraging this side of our business client’s have the security of not only our experience but the backing of an established nursery ensuring projects are delivered as cost effectively as possible, on time and within budget and guaranteed. Our famous WINTER SALE is in full swing, and we are offering 20% off everything so grab a bargain. We have a wonderful selection of plants at the nursery. Olive trees continue to be a top seller We have the biggest range in the UK from smaller cultivars, to ancient, magnificent specimen trees. We have gone to great lengths to only provide the best varieties that will thrive in the UK, and we will give expert advice to help you choose the best tree for your situation. This month as we expand our range of plants for sale we are pleased to offer 5 great varieties of Liriope muscari a fabulous flowering groundcover plant that we think fits in well with our kind of plants, please

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have come and have a look and let us know what you think. We have a huge range of evergreen (and evergrey) plants. They give structure to your garden and can make a great architectural statement. A few examples are: Palms – Trachycarpus, Butia, Chamaerops and Brahea. Buxus, balls and pyramids. Phormiums and Cordylines,Eriobotrya and Callistemon, and always a favorite here, Bamboo, so come down to the nursery and we will show you round!

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27 • first foot

One Year On... Saturday 9th March 2013 sees Karen and Martin celebrate their 1st anniversary with a Fundraising Open Day. Monies raised will go to The Alzheimer’s Society; the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. This organisation formed in 1979 aims to improve the lives of those living with and affected by dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society now helps support around 30,000 people every week and with growing numbers of people being diagnosed, Karen and Martin want to help raise money and awareness of this condition. So please come and support them during the day where they will be running: • A sponsored 12 hour Bikeathon from 7am till 7pm • Raffle

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• Cake sale • ‘Guess the amount of feet in the jar’ competition!

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