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This month, it’s Valentine’s Day and we’re all about love! We’re sharing our love for window dressings, we’ve got a guide to the best out there from decadent drapes to cool curtains and from beautiful blinds to stunning shutters; we’ve also got a guide to how to create your own lovely kitchen garden from scratch and our health feature this month is focusing on ears and hearing problems. Our cover story this month features BBC Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev who brings his dance show Let’s Dance The Night Away to Redhill next month and we’ve got tickets to the show up for grabs! Enjoy February with us, so whether you’re loved up or not, catch up with our great lifestyle features and local community content! Don’t forget you can contact our community writers by emailing if there is something you would like to see in the magazine next month. It’s over to you! The RH Team



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10 COVER STORY Let’s Dance The Night Away 14 FOOD & DRINK Ricotta Pancakes with Poached Cherries 18 MOTORING Top Tips to Help Pass Your MOT 21 PET CARE Animal Magic! 22



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The Brigitte Trust Thirty Years On By Jacob White


he Brigitte Trust was set up by visionary Dorking resident Brigitte Watkin to support people at the end of life in their own homes, offering support and respite to their carers and emotional support to the wider family too, plus bereavement support if it was requested. From small beginnings in the early years the Brigitte Trust has grown in the past 30 years to cover most of Surrey and, more recently, Crawley and Horsham in West Sussex. The focus was on emotional and spiritual needs – a holistic approach taken to this day. Volunteers offer help and support – complementing the care of the day-to-day medical teams, working closely with community specialists and hospice nurses, social care and discharge teams to offer carer respite and a listening ear to patients and their families.

If The Brigitte Trust can help you, call: 01306 881816, or visit their website: Their service is free and they are always looking for volunteers!

In Profile: Promotions Manager, Vanessa Smith

I spoke to Vanessa from the charity to learn more about her role, the charity and volunteering.

What is your role with The Brigitte Trust? “My role is to publicise our service, provide all the literature and most importantly help find our volunteers! They are the bedrock of our charity; they’re everyday people who make a difference each week to the lives of others.” What does working for The Brigitte Trust mean to you? “We’re in our 33rd year now, and I have been with the charity for most of that time! We have the ability to connect with families, carers and clients at a special level. It takes someone who is good at listening, nonjudgmental and with empathy.”


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What is your message to anyone who might think volunteering is depressing? “Volunteering was not depressing for me – on the contrary it was uplifting, special and taught me much about myself. I’ve applied my training to so many aspects of my life whilst staying alongside family members at a poignant and emotional time and offering my time as a listener.’ “What makes our volunteers so special is that most importantly, they are not related and have the ability to be impartial, which really helps family members share some of the more difficult aspects of serious illness and I have to say our volunteer training is second to none!”


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Star-Tastic! By Sarah Ballingal


hat better way for children to end a school day full of ‘Sit down! Stay still! Don’t fidget!’ kinds of lessons, than with one that positively insists that they leap up, jump around and turn somersaults?! Well, this is just the treat in store for pupils of the Star-tastic Gymnastic after-school Clubs. With groups in Horley, Reigate, Epsom, Banstead, Ewell, Leatherhead, Charlwood, East Grinstead and Faygate, Stacey Oliver and her team of fully trained gymnastic coaches are encouraging Surrey and Sussex youngsters to stretch themselves (literally!) to discover their skills and potential in this life-enhancing sport. Head coach, Stacey, founded Star-tastic in Epsom and it now has venues throughout the county. Stacey, says: “Gymnastics has always been my passion and coaching children and helping them to achieve their goals is the best job in the world. I decided to run after-school clubs because it gives every child the chance to get involved. Life can be so busy for parents and more children are able to come to gymnastics when the venue and timings are convenient. My aim is to help my gymnasts achieve their goals and moves, support them in their first competition, praise them for doing well in class and badge work and push them a little when needed!” Using a school’s own resources and bringing in additional equipment if necessary, the Star-Tastic team teach a variety of gymnastic skills to children of all ages in a way that is exciting, challenging and fun. These include floor work (rhythmic gymnastics), vault, beam, trapeze, rings, wall bars and benches – even trampolining and parkour at Charlwood School and Rosebery school in Epsom!


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Stacey, says: “We ask our gymnasts to tell us what they really, really want to learn. We help them to achieve these goals over the term and year. We invite parents in on the last session to watch what their little gymnasts have learnt and how far they have come along.” Pupils can participate in the SDF Badgework Scheme progressing through the 10 levels. This boosts their confidence as they celebrate each achievement and are motivated to the next level. Gymnastics is a wonderfully versatile sport improving balance, flexibility, strength, co-ordination - even social skills, and it’s never too young to start – there are even classes for pre-school toddlers! Taster sessions are available for any child wanting to try out the classes and local groups meet at Charlwood Village Infant School, Reigate Priory School and Horley’s Toad Hall Nursery, in fact, any school can host Star-Tastic sessions – just contact Stacey. There are inter-schools competitions when medals are awarded to every competitor, and advanced members from several areas form the Star-Tastic Elite squad which last April and October competed in the UK Gymnastic Nationals. They returned victorious positively clanking with medals - 3 silver and 2 bronze! As Stacey says, with Star-Tastic you can reach for the stars with your toes!


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2006 On Film

Continuing our year of tenth birthday celebrations, this month to coincide with the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, in Los Angeles we’re remembering the top fi lms of 2006. By Jacob White


eld on March 5, 2006 the key awards were won by Philip Seymour Hoffman – Best Actor for his role as Truman Capote in Capote, while Reese Witherspoon scooped the Best Actress award for June Carter Cash in Walk the Line. Ang Lee took the Best Director award for his work on Brokeback Mountain and Crash won the award for Best Picture triumphing ahead of Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Good Night, and Good Luck and Steven Spielberg movie Munich. In the UK, the films of 2006 packing in audiences included Pirates of the Caribbean and the return of Daniel Craig as James Bond.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (£52m) 2. Casino Royale (£44.6m) 3. The Da Vinci Code (£30.4m) 4. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (£29.5m) 5. Borat (£23.7m) 6. X-Men: The Last Stand (£19.1m) 7. Cars (£16.3m) 8. Superman Returns (£16.1m) 9. Mission: Impossible III (£15.5m) 10. The Devil Wears Prada (£13.9m) (Source: Screen International)

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Let’s Dance The Night Away If you love Strictly Come Dancing you’re going to love dancer and Strictly winner Pasha Kovalev’s new show! Let’s Dance The Night Away is coming to the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill this spring! By Jacob White


re you missing your Saturday night fix of Ed Balls? If you’re in need of some jive or want the Charleston in your life Pasha Kovalev’s show Let’s Dance The Night Away will be just the thing to get you tapping your feet! Complete with special guests, live singing and involving local dance communities, the tour of the show launches close to home at the Harlequin Theatre with two dates next month – Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18. A total of 58 performances are planned across the United Kingdom from March – May 2017 with the passion for Pasha and dance reaching fever pitch after the December final of Strictly Come Dancing – now a national institution.

Pasha arrived on the UK dance scene in 2011, joining the professional dancers on hit show Strictly Come Dancing and his first celebrity partner was actress Chelsee Healey, the pair finished runners-up. A year later, he danced with Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh and was again a runnerup. In 2013, Pasha teamed-up with Countdown’s Rachel Riley before finally winning the coveted trophy in 2014 with TV presenter Caroline Flack.

Pasha toured with the Strictly Come Dancing Tour in 2012 and in 2013 toured with his dance partner Katya Virhilas in a sell-out show. A finalist on the US show So You Think You Can Dance in 2003, he has also appeared on Broadway and in the West End. Pasha Kovalev is now touring again after the huge success of his Life Through Dance and It’s All About You tours. Teaming up with Pasha will be spectacular professional dancers including Anja Garnis and a host of local dance schools. Dance schools and their students will be able to showcase their abilities as part of the production jampacked with positive energy and emotion, breathtaking choreography, sensational music and stunning costumes.

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From screen to stage Five minutes with Pasha Kovalev

Ahead of his performance at the Harlequin, I caught up with 34 year-old Siberian-born Pasha who specialises in ballroom and Latin dancing to see what inspired him to dance and what it is like to be part of the phenomenally successful TV show Strictly Come Dancing. What inspired you to take up dancing? “At the age of 8 my mother took me to see a dance competition and I fell in love with it. I just wanted to be on stage. I loved the lights, the costumes and the beautiful girls!” What is your favourite dance? “It’s so hard to pick a favourite dance because after so many years of studying and practicing dancing, you can’t help but fall in love with them all for different reasons.’

Two Is Company… Alongside Pasha is Anya Garnis who made her name on US TV starring on So You Think You Can Dance. She began her training in Russia and after moving to New York she quickly rose to become a US National Finalist. She has since embarked on a US national tour performing in more than 50 cities and was asked to perform at the 80th Annual Academy Awards. She was a special guest on the world televised Emmy winning Idol Gives Back.

“Although, I do enjoy Latin dancing which is funny as coming from Siberia I couldn’t be further from Latin America and I don’t have a drop of Latin blood in me!” What is it like to be part of a huge show like Strictly? “Strictly is an amazing show to be part of and I’d wanted to be on it for quite some time. I’ve done six years and I hope to do many more! It’s great to use my skill to entertain.” What did you think of Ed Balls’ performance? “Ed did a great job! You cannot place him in the same box as the professionals but each week he improved and I was cheering him on each week!” What are you looking forward to most about your show? “I love meeting people and dancing in front of a live audience who want to be entertained. I hope to share my vision with them and hopefully they will leave happy.’ “With a live show people can feel energy and be part of the show which is cool and pure. Sometimes TV as a medium can lose this feeling and emotion.” What can our readers expect from your new show? “Whether you’ve seen one of my shows before or not this is brand new! New story, new routines and new costumes. It’s a show for the entire family – music, dancing and audience participation!’ “I don’t want to reveal all my cards but if you’re looking for a great experience and the chance to forget about life for a few hours – come to see the show!”

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Ricotta Pancakes with Poached Cherries Thousands of recipes can be found at Preparation time:10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Total time: 40 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 200g pack Waitrose Cherries 200ml freshly squeezed orange juice Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon 2 tbsp clear honey ½ vanilla pod, halved lengthways 250g tub essential Waitrose Italian Ricotta 125ml semi-skimmed milk 2 large Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs, separated 100g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1-2 tbsp sunflower oil

Method 1. Place the cherries, orange and lemon juice, honey and vanilla in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 15 minutes until the cherries are tender and the liquid is syrupy. 2. Meanwhile, place the ricotta, lemon zest, milk and egg yolks in a bowl and beat to combine. Add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt, and fold in to make a smooth


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Saturday 11th March 9:45am - 3:30pm The London Temple Visitors’ Centre enthusiastically invites members of the general public to attend its Fourth annual Family History Seminar. We are excited to welcome back Ian Waller, Jan and Steve Hough and introducing Katrina Friess. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that the family is the most important unit in this life and the next. Family history strengthens family units by creating identities that span many generations. Those identities emerge when we use the challenges and successes our forebears experienced to overcome our own challenges and create our own successes.That could mean we learn from their mistakes and improve our lives, or that we learn from their success and model their lives, or that we do both.

From past experiences we are providing a fresh approach to help beginners and providing new methhods of research. This year the Seminars are designed to be more interactive. Below is a list of the Seminars being held throughout the day.

“Getting started with your Family History” By Katrina Friess and Jan & Steve Hough.

“Progessing your Family History” By Jan & Steve Hough.

“Non-Conformist Records”

By nature we feel a connection to our progenitors and to our descendants.

By Katrina Friess. Looking at the records of our dissenting ancestors.

Additional information and updates will be available on the London Temple Visitors’ Centre Facebook page.

By Ian Waller Looking at the wealth of records either side of the 1834 poor law act.

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We express our graditude to those who are giving their time to share their knowledge and experience with us so that you enjoy the day.

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Top Tips to help pass your MOT By Ben Morley Headlights and indicators All of these must work properly, so check the headlights (main and dipped beam), sidelights, rear lights, hazard warning lights (ignition on and off) and finally indicators. If you have clear lenses, the light emitted needs to clearly be orange.

Horn Give it a press, if it makes a noise, you’ll be fine. Seats and Seatbelts All seats must be securely fitted, with the driver’s seat being able to adjust forwards and backwards. Pull out each seatbelt, checking for any damage to the material. Tug sharply on each belt to ensure it reacts as it should if you had to brake hard.

Brake lights Get a friend/partner to check that the brake lights come on when you press the brake pedal. This includes any additional brake lights at the top of the rear screen or similar. Number plate Give this a wipe, it sounds silly but if it’s not legible it can fail. Also, if you have a personalised plate, the spacing must comply. Screenwash Always top up your screenwash before going for an MOT – something as simple as a splash of water could end in a fail at some test centres.

to 3mm. Windscreen wipers Check that the rubbers aren’t split or damaged and also check that they clear the screen. Windscreen If you’ve got any chips or cracks larger than 40mm in your windscreen, it will fail. This reduces to just 10mm if the damage is in front of the driver.

Fuel and engine oil Make sure that the oil level is as it should be and also make sure it has enough fuel. A test centre could turn you away if either of these are low as it will mean that they are unable to carry out emissions testing.

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Wheels and tyres A quick check for damage is a good start. The legal tread depth for tyres is 1.6mm as far as an MOT is concerned, but it’s good practice to get them changed when they are down


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Animal Magic!

The benefits of interacting with animals are well reported, and you don’t have to own a pet to enjoy them! We’ve got suggestions for how you can add some animal magic into your life! By Jacob White


nimals are magic! There are so many opportunities for you to enjoy their company from animal fostering to volunteering at a rescue centre or charity – go on, feel the benefits! Foster an animal Many animal charities rely on fosterers to provide temporary homes for the animals in their care. Could you foster a dog or cat? Charities need people willing to open up their homes to dogs and cats looking for a fresh start in life. When you foster, you’ll be freeing up space in pet centres so that they can rescue more animals. Benefits to the animals Fostering is an important role in the rehabilitation of animals and helps improve their chance of finding a new home. Many animals taken in by a charity have either suffered or are not used to the care and affection that they deserved. Living with a foster family helps them adapt to a normal lifestyle. Benefits to you Fostering can be a pleasurable experience – it’s rewarding to know that you played a part in the rehoming process when a foster animal is successfully rehomed. It also gives you the chance to enjoy a pet in your home if you’re unable to take in an animal permanently due to other work and family commitments.

Volunteer for an animal charity Volunteering is an enjoyable way of helping animal welfare and can be extremely rewarding. Volunteers make a contribution to the work charities do to prevent cruelty and offer help to animals. With a wide range of volunteering roles available, there is sure to be a suitable opportunity near you. What will you gain? Volunteering is an excellent way to meet likeminded people who share the same enthusiasm for animal welfare, and there are other benefits too, such as learning new skills or developing existing ones, doing something useful and rewarding and gaining a sense of achievement in the community. Who can volunteer? Anyone – most charities value diversity and encourage volunteers from all sections of the community although opportunities for anyone who is under 16 years of age are limited but if helping or support an animal charity is for you there’s always fundraising events to get involved with! How do you volunteer? Contact a local animal charity centre – after that you will usually be asked to complete an application form, attend an interview and provide referees for the charity to contact. You’ll usually go on an induction course and best of all you give as much or as little time you have.

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Ears in Focus

Ears are our organs for hearing but all too often we can neglect these critical parts of our body when it comes to making sure they are working as they should, by getting our hearing tested. For some, there is a stigma attached to ear testing and the possible fitting of a hearing aid, but there shouldn’t be! You wouldn’t think anything of regular visits to the dentist or optician to maintain your oral and visual health; your audio health should be no different in 2017. By Jacob White


id you find you needed to ask relatives to speak up over the Christmas and New Year period? Do you find you need to turn up the volume on the TV? If these are scenarios you are familiar with now is the time for you to think about getting your ears and in particular your hearing in focus. Who can help? If you are having hearing problems, there are several tests available to determine the cause and treatment you may need to remedy the condition. The first step is to see your GP who will be able to investigate the extent of the problem – they may refer you to an audiology clinic or a specialist for tests. The most common tests for hearing loss causes include; a physical examination of the ear, a whispering test, a tuning fork test and an audiometry test. Physical Examination of the Ear A preliminary form of testing the ear for hearing-loss done through the outer ear checking for problems such as liquid blocking the ear canal or swelling of the eardrum. This test can reveal to a medical professional an indication of any liquid inside the inner ear, whether there is a punctured eardrum, or even foreign objects lodged within the ear.


Whispering Test An assessment by way of someone whispering words behind one of your ears, while your other ear is blocked. You might be asked whether you heard anything and in some cases asked to repeat words. Tuning Fork Test Using a metallic apparatus that when tapped vibrates and emits a fixed pitch sound. A tuning fork is held next to the ear to test how well sounds transmitted through vibrations in the air. Sometimes, the tuning fork is held against the bone at the rear of the ear, called the mastoid, to test hearing when sound vibrations are directed to the inner ear through the bone. Audiometry Test For this test, you will be required to wear earphones with sounds played of varying volumes before being asked to either raise your hand or press a button to indicate when you hear a sound. What to do? If you’re told by a medical professional you need a hearing aid, there is a much wider range of choice than you may think

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available both on the NHS and from private suppliers. If you opt for an NHS hearing aid, today’s versions offered are slimmer, lighter and smaller than ever before and you can find all sorts of funky colours and designs to suit your style. By going private, there is more choice which can mean you can get an aid better suited to your form of hearing loss and the wait for the fitting of the aid is much shorter. It’s estimated that there are 4 million people with hearing loss in the UK who could benefit from wearing hearing aids, but don’t, so if you’re advised to wear one, don’t become part of that statistic.

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The human ear is a sensitive organ able to pick up very low and loud sounds – did you know? Conversational speech is generally 60 decibels, a busy road is around 80 decibels, a rock concert is typically 120 decibels, but the intensity at which pain can begin is just 125 decibels and the intensity at which even limited exposure can cause hearing loss is only 140 decibels. @RHUncovered

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The world of work is changing, and so are the expectations of what we wear to work. Heels at work have hit the headlines but what are the alternatives? We’ve got your office style updated for the 21st century… By Shelley Welti Stylish Shifts Gone are the days where bland black pencil skirts and trousers with white shirts were the only appropriate work wear for women! Nowadays we can look smart and stylish in shift dresses like this dogtooth dress from Apricot, £24.00. Team with a pretty blouse, opaque tights and a coloured cardigan to inject your personality! No More Running in Heels Fed up of running in heels? Get savvy and swap your stilettos for comfy, yet classic, flats like brogues, ballerinas and loafers (like these from Dune, £70.00). Earn Your (Fashion) Stripes So long to the boring pinstripe; hello chic white and blue combinations! If you’re a trouser kind of girl, update your wardrobe with stylish (yet still professional) shirts such as this paperbag sleeve stripe shirt from (£28.00). Wrap Up Constantly in and out of the office? Keep warm and turn heads as you enter meetings in a relaxed wrap coat (similar to this one from Dorothy Perkins, £69.00).

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Mothers Day Sunday 26th March Treat your mum to something special.

Delivering locally including Redhill, Reigate, Crawley and surrounding areas. Flowers for all occasions we specialise in Funerals, weddings or just because... A good selection of balloons and giftware. Open Mon-Fri 8.30am -5.30pm Sat 8.30am-4pm

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Deborah Mobile Hairdressing In the comfort of your home Call 07881 957 149 Specialising in Cutting, Cutting & Blow Drying, Bouncy Blow Drys Fed up doing your ironing? I can do it for you!

Only £10.00 per hour if you drop off & collect (from Copthorne)

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Dressed to Perfection Too often when decorating our homes, the windows become an afterthought, but are we all missing a trick? If we consider their purpose and dress them accordingly, they can literally transform a room. By Shelley Welti


indows are an important feature of every room in your home, but with a seemingly dizzying array of choices for window dressings, it can be tempting to just throw up a pair of curtains, without considering all of the options available! If this sounds familiar, don’t worry! We’ve got a whole range of ideas this month to make sure your windows are dressed to perfection! Decadent Drapes Want to make your windows a fabulous focal point? It’s time to unleash the drapes and dress them accordingly then! Look out for luxe fabrics such as sumptuous silks and dramatic velvets to sprawl across your window and wonderfully frame your view. To really add to the WOW factor; don’t forget to dress up your drapes with elegant trimmings like beaded tassels and tantalising ties. Or perhaps, you’d prefer to make a chic, sophisticated statement with white drapes?


Sheer fabrics, such as muslin, allow light in and add a fresh, contemporary feel to rooms yet still retain that touch of glamour. Cool Curtains While many of us may think curtains are old-fashioned and the ‘easy’ option when it comes to decorating window spaces; they actually can be cool – if given a 2017 update! Seek out beautiful rich colours, unusual textures and shapes (stripes and geometric prints are particularly hot in homeware right now!) to modernise your windows. For luxurious living rooms with plush interiors, silk curtains illuminate and make your space even more elegant, without too much effort!

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Beautiful Blinds Blinds are a favourite and easy way of updating a room, without the need for bulky or heavy curtains clogging up valuable light space. They’re also the perfect accompaniment to effortlessly dressing bay windows too. Light coloured Roman blinds in whites and creams transform and open up rooms (and work beautifully in living rooms, conservatories and bedrooms). While for living rooms – or rooms you want to feel more cosy and homely; linens in softer vintage prints, two-tone blinds and bolder, brighter fabric blinds are a fantastic option. For those of you who love curtains, but want to keep light (or peeping eyes!) out during the daytime, blinds and curtains can work together for a snug and stylish look.

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Stunning Shutters Whether you opt for interior or exterior shutters, they’re certainly a timeless trend that retains charm. Pretty exterior shutters can be thrown open to let light in or closed for extra cosiness and privacy. Interior shutters also keep that intimate, private feel and can cover full windows or just lower halves – all depending on your requirements. Opt for whites to keep rooms light, bright and airy or browns and darker colours to transform your room into a comfortable, restful den.


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Creating a Kitchen Garden from Scratch Do you aspire to create the perfect kitchen garden? Regardless of size, we’ve got tips and ideas for you. By Jacob White


kitchen garden is a dream for many, whether you are green-fingered, a dab hand in the kitchen, or both, a kitchen garden is a great idea and isn’t as difficult to plan and execute as you might think. Is your garden a waste of space or do you have room for improvement and potential? Are you past the stage of needing a lawn doubling up as Wembley and could you claim some of it for vegetables? There are few more rewarding ways to spend an hour or two a week than growing your own vegetables. Let 2017 be the year when you start growing your own – it could become a habit for life. A lot of vegetable growing requires little or no gardening experience, and by doing well, you can form the basis of hundreds of free and delicious meals over the next few months with very little effort. You will probably need to continue buying trickier to grow vegetables such as red peppers and aubergines, but generally, you can produce yourself a kitchen garden which will be fit for supper! Grand designs Even if you’ve never sown a packet of seeds before, get set to bring in the salad, herbs and vegetables from just outside your door in a few weeks! In order to do so, it’s all about the design! If well-planned plots are the best-looking areas of a garden and you think about style as much as substance try using funky and creative-designed pots so you can create a style that is eye-catching! Location, location, location To determine the best location for your patch, go out into the garden and work out a location which is sunny yet sheltered, the spot where you might want to sunbathe – this offers the best of both worlds.


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To help growth, your kitchen garden will need plenty of food to fuel the growing process. That’s only possible in full sun, so avoid overhanging trees and shrubs and shade-throwing sheds and buildings as far as possible. As well as the sun, many plants such as tomatoes and cucumbers need shelter from the wind – they won’t grow well if their roots are rocked and their leaves will become discoloured with wind burn. The spade work Clear the soil of perennial and annual weeds before you plant, and if you want to be 100% organic, you’ll need to clear the grass and then dig it over, making sure you’ve got rid of any roots of weeds. Go to war with the weeds If the weeds are already cleared, and only annual weeds are your problem, it’s good to cover the patch for a couple of weeks in early spring to keep the soil warm so you can plant earlier. Use sheets of clear plastic which warm and dries the soil, and being transparent it helps the germination of weed seed – when you uncover these are easy to clear by hand or hoe. Another key to weed control is to use mulch to prevent weed seed drifting in from germinating in your soil – as you plant out your seedlings in a few weeks, lay a good 2” (around 5cm) of mulch.


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