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Food Glorious Food! Recipe: Vegetable Curry Table Talk: The Wiltshire Yeoman

Bank holiday bonanza! Trowbridge - At the heart of Wiltshire Minety Music Festival

Cycling in Wiltshire A Good Read - book reviews

Wonderful woodlands at beautiful Bowood

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Welcome to our May edition. Leaving behind the cold winds of April we look towards the warmer weather of May and its two bank holidays. The Lilac trees are blooming with their lovely hanging tressels of flowers, filling the air with their gorgeous scent. So I just couldn't resist the picture of the sweet kitten sitting amongst the lilac for our front cover this month! Where do we start? There's so much going on this month. Chippenham in particular are really busy with their Soapbox Derby and The Folk Festival – great for a day out. If your musically minded, Minety Music Festival is coming up in July so you will need to secure your tickets now. Check out the Diary Date pages for more events. The Kings Arms in Castle Street, Trowbridge will be hosting a Quiz night on Sunday 19th May in aid of Mayor Dennis Drewett's chosen charities. Check out the website for more details; www.trowbridge.gov.uk/events/ quiz-night-for-mayors-charities/ If your looking to go further afield, why not hire an electric bike and pedal the countryside! We have two lovely advertisers who can help organise the bikes and a day out for you. Or take a walk amongst the woods of Bowood and see the beautiful display of rhododendrons. Of course, don't forget Calne duck to home, gain race! Closer inspiration for decorating ideas in our home interiors feature or if your green fingered get out in the garden, we show you how to use containers for beautiful displays. As usual we have some scrumptious recipes and our Table Talk this month is The Wiltshire Yeoman in Trowbridge.

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MALMESBURY LEAGUE OF FRIENDS BUYS 14 LAPTOPS FOR JULIA’S HOUSE

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Malmesbury League of Friends (MLOF) has purchased 14 new laptop computers, at a cost of £7,500, for use by nurses at Devizes-based charity Julia’s House. The new laptops will enable the nurses’ IT equipment to be upgraded, providing improved access to its patient database, wherever they are working. This will allow the nurses to access each child’s bespoke care plan and to update notes immediately.

Chippenham Amateur Radio club in the new headquarters at Kington Langley Village Hall has a strong and dedicated training team and continues to offer full training and support for any potential new members wishing to explore the world of Amateur Radio. There are three nationally recognised RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) courses available to people of all learning abilities. Once licensed it will allow the operator with their own dedicated International approved callsign to contact people all over the world by radio.

Julia’s House has been caring for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in Dorset for 15 years and, in 2017, helped by a donation of £25,000 from MLOF, it opened its second hospice in Devizes. Mark Edwards, Julia’s House Chief Executive, said: “ We are enormously grateful for this second donation from MLOF. By increasing our efficiency, reducing administration and working smarter, our wonderful nurses will be able to devote even more time to the children and their families who so desperately need our care.” David Hide, MLOF Chairman, said: “ We are delighted to provide further funds for this amazing charity, which currently supports more than 30 families in Wiltshire with expert care, including two local Malmesbury families.” 4

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Chippenham Amateur Radio Club are currently running a fully subscribed Foundation Level course for people interested in getting started in Amateur Radio, but are pleased to confirm it will be running another Foundation level two day course over the weekend of 20th and 21st July. The course includes ten hours of learning and basic practical assessments followed by a short multiple choice exam.  The club has over 70 members of all ages, all with a common interest in radio. The club is recognised for training and development of new and existing members and currently holds a 100% pass rate. For more information visit: www.chippenhamradio.club  or email training@chippenhamradio.club


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The NPLQ course is open to anyone aged 16 or over with an interest in lifeguarding and will run from 29th July to 4th August 2019, costing £230.00 (which includes all course materials). The Sports Centre offers courses throughout the year during school holidays including NPLQ, Rookie Lifeguard and First Aid, as well as the upcoming Easter and summer children’s sports camps. To apply for a place on this course, please pick up an application form from the Centre, or download an enrolment form from our website www.smcsports.co.uk and email it to sportscentre@stmaryscalne.org. The places for this course will be sought after, so get in touch while they remain available. For further information, please contact Craig Ewles, cewles@stmaryscalne.org or call us 01249 857335.


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MOVIOLA @ GRITTLETON VILLAGE HALL Wednesday May 29th

GREEN BOOK [12A] When Tony Lip ( Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley ( Mahershala Ali), a world-class pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for AfricanAmericans. Confronted with racism, danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Winner of Best Film, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay at this year's Oscars Tickets £6 adults from Lesley on 01249 783157 or email l_palmer@btinternet.com Doors open 7pm, programme starts at 7.30pm

THOMAS HOBBES DAY SYMPOSIUM Saturday 1st June 2019 Time: 10am to 5pm

A Symposium on the theme of Thomas Hobbes, Machiavelli and Italy will be held at The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury. Tickets: £22.50 (Student tickets available only on EventBrite at £10) Followed by an evening concert of 17th century English and Italian baroque music performed by a young trio from the ensemble Music for Awhile under the Artistic Directorship of Professor Margaret Faultless in the Julia and Hans Rausing Building (formerly the Moravian Church)

Time: 7:30pm - 10pm

Tickets: £15 / Individual and combined tickets (£32.50) are available from The Workbox, Malmesbury High Street or on-line at hobbes. eventbrite.com. For details of both events please visit: www.thomashobbesofmalmesbury.org

WESSEX MIDSUMMER VINTAGE SHOW Nr Semington, Trowbridge on A361 15th & 16th June 10am to 4.30pm Supporting Children’s Hospice South West Fun for All the family. Engines, Tractors, Steam, Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Vintage Horticultural Machinery, Commercials, Plus many new attractions. Adults £5 / Accompanied Children (under 14) Free Find us on Facebook www.wessexec.org - 01225 754374


Bank Holiday

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It's that time of year when we've just had Easter Monday, and now we have two bank holidays in May. Us Brits certainly like to celebrate the arrival of spring. But as a nation we're a funny old bunch (and that's without mentioning Brexit!) and we tend to panic at all this extra time off. What on earth will we do with it?

So here iS my BritS' guide to Bank Holidays... We ask

everyone else what they're doing, kind of like Christmas! As a nation we get excited about the prospect of a longer than usual weekend. We make vague plans about weekends away. According to my immediate circle of friends The Cotswolds are all 'lovely at this time of year...' But we will always leave it too late, or

won't agree on a destination, or discover every hotel has suddenly doubled its prices, so we never actually go. At least one friend will remind you in bitter tones that they will be working while you are relaxing. Sympathise with them, and maybe buy them a bottle of wine. Without these people the country would grind to a halt.

We check the weather forecast repeatedly and rejoice equally in headlines which read IT'S GOING TO BE A SCORCHER or IT'S GOING TO BE A WASHOUT...because Brits love weather‌all weather!

We buy paint in anticipation of giving a room a facelift. Bank holidays were absolutely designed for repainting the sitting room! We buy bedding out plants, compost and 'garden features', because Bank holidays were absolutely designed for prettying our little plot of land. We tentatively suggest a barbecue to family and friends because as well as being obsessed by weather we are also eternal optimists about it. And if it rains, we still barbecue because that's what you do on a bank holiday in May, and well...it gives the guests something to talk about while they sip their beer, 'Looks like it might brighten up later...' as the hail slams into the awning. We plan a film night. When we finally face the reality that there isn't going to be a heatwave, and the weather is more barmy than balmy we hit Netflix or Sky Movies and dial a pizza with extra pepperoni and a large garlic bread. Because Bank holidays and carbs were made for each other. Finally, we have the Sunday blues on a Monday night. Bank holidays are gone in the blink of an eye and all too soon it's back to work. But cheer up, it's only four days until the weekend again!

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over 10,000 visitors per year, an Armed Forces Weekend, the Town Museum, which is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment, and a busy Information Centre.

It has recently become one of the ambassador towns on the Great West Way. The county town is a great hub for tourists who are keen to explore the rest of the region, including Bath and Salisbury. The town has plenty to offer the visitor, with grand old buildings originating from the town’s association with the woollen industry, to modern shopping areas, and leisure facilities including popular restaurants, entertainment facilities including the Trowbridge Civic, an Odeon cinema complex, the Arc Theatre and a thriving arts scene at the Town Hall. Facilities managed by the Town Council include its splendid town park, which hosts events throughout the year including a free Active Festival hosted by Active Trowbridge, which welcomes

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Join Highway Hill for

Open Farm Sunday on 9th June, 10am to 3pm!

We are opening up our farm to the public in conjunction with Dave & Ewe – come and learn about farming and the outdoors with us. Expect a fun-filled, family-friendly day with activities such as sheep shearing demonstrations, goat racing, tractor rides, animal handling, and more. Kalahari Kitchen will be selling delicious South African food so you don’t need to think about a thing, just turn up and enjoy yourself! Entry is free but booking your place is essential – please follow this link to confirm your attendance: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/JWP Follow Highway Hill on Facebook or Instagram for more information.

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L A C O L S EVENT

May Coffee Morning with Craft Stalls and

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4th May 2019

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St Mary’s Church, Calne

Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra in

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HOME FOCUS The devil’s in the detail Sometimes it’s just the smallest of details that can really make or break the design of a home. Whether it’s the crispness of the paintwork, fastidious cleaning so that mirrors shine and skirting boards are dusted, there are quite a few things you can do to achieve a quality finish in your home that doesn’t cost the earth. 1.

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Take a look at how many decorative items you have out on display and consider whether they could be organised differently, or reduced. Rather than having lots of cherished items on the side, pick only two or three and let the space around them highlight their importance. Think of this a little bit like a beautiful plant in the garden - if it was crowded out by bushes and trees you up the photos will look so much better and wouldn’t see it properly to enjoy it. Grouping will demonstrate your attention to detail in similar items looks stylish, such as vases, jugs your home. or picture frames. Also consider investing in a charging station 2. Use a tray or platter dish for smaller electronic items. You can hide this away in a basket that has an access hole Displaying items on a plain tray or ceramic so that the main cable can be connected to a platter dish is a great way of defining the socket. Then at night all mobile phones, space for your belongings. Plus it makes it tablets and kindles can be safely charged, easy to lift them out of the way when you away from the bedroom area and neatly need to clean your counter tops or shelves. stored so your home doesn’t become a visual You can easily make an attractive tray by mess of gadgets. repurposing a deep display frame. Simply remove the glass, add a couple of handles to 4. Plump your cushions the frame and cover or paint the backing Once a week, strip your sofa of all the board for the base. cushions, even if they’re foam filled. Give it a 3. Watch those cables! good hoover underneath and dust the back if it’s a leather piece. Treat each cushion to a Wall mounted electronics, particularly televisions, are great ways to save on space. good puff and prod before placing them back neatly in position. Turn any cushions that you But what a shame to let a trailing lead spoil the aesthetics of the wall. It might seem a bit can so that they wear evenly on both sides and be aware of any colour fading from the of hard work, but get in a qualified sun on leather items. You can purchase tradesperson and let them sink the cables leather restorer products to keep on top of back into the wall for you. You’ll be glad to have them gone and if you ever come to sell the colour and condition of the sofa.

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Co-ordinate your colours

Try and avoid too many colours in your room (unless you are purposely going for a bright and rainbow feel). Stick to a palette of two or three colours at the most and you can more easily co-ordinate your soft furnishings and accessories around your more expensive items such as your carpet or sofa. By only using a couple of colours, or tones of one colour, you’ll encourage a feeling of seamlessness across the space and indeed if you follow this through around the house it’ll create a style that’s cohesive and calm.

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Chippenham Soap Box Derby Chippenham Connected in partnership with Chippenham Town Council are thrilled to announce the third annual Chippenham Soap Box Derby, taking place on Sunday 19th May and are calling for hopeful racers to take their place on the starting line. Chippenham Soap Box Derby has quickly become a favourite annual event in the town since its first appearance in 2017, both with community and school groups, and also local businesses taking part. Nicki Milne, 2019 title sponsor from Eagle One, owners of Emery Gate Shopping Centre said, “We are proud to be supporting this year’s crowd-drawing Soap Box Derby. It’s fantastic to see so many local businesses enter their creations and take part in the race.” The event includes 50 races in handmade, nonpower assisted karts along Chippenham’s High Street, overseen by the infamous Super Mario. Groups of all ages and abilities are invited to take part, because as Mario himself says: it’s not F1, it’s just for fun! Kathryn Crosweller of Chippenham Connected said, “As soon as the event was over last year, we were receiving messages and emails from people wanting to take part in 2019! This is a hugely popular event and it’s wonderful to see the town brimming with people on a Sunday. Both businesses and community groups took part last year, and we’re excited to see what Chippenham has to offer this time round!” Councillor Sandie Webb, Leader of Chippenham Town Council said, “We are pleased to see the return of the popular Soap Box Derby that last year so impressed with the imagination, effort and enthusiasm that was put in. Many of the vehicles were worthy of a medal just for their originality and so we can’t wait to see what the teams make this year.” Six shining trophies are up for grabs again this year, and there’s all to play for. The judges will be looking not only for speed but also for ingenuity and creativity. There are prizes for youth and adult karts, as well as the best business kart. This year’s Soap Box Derby will take place on Sunday 19th May from 12-4pm on the High Street. All the races are now full, but be sure to head along to witness the fun yourself on 19th May! www.chippenhamconnected.com/whats-on/ chippenham-soap-box-derby.aspx

Monkton Park Scarecrow Trail Fairytale and Myth characters are set to fill Monkton Park at annual scarecrow trail weekend During the weekend of 11th and 12th May, people from Chippenham and the surrounding villages will descend on the Monkton Park Estate to enjoy the eleventh annual Scarecrow Trail organised by Friends of Monkton Park School (FOMPS). The estate will be covered with princesses, knights, dragons and more, with scarecrows depicting characters from Fairytales & Myths.

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Starlettes reunited at Chippenham Museum talk

Betty Hooper (middle, back) and members of the Starlettes at Chippenham Museum (Top l-r: Sue Swell nee Thatcher, Val Smith nee Pearce, Ursula Cosentino nee Faulkner, Betty Hooper nee Payne, Karen Saunders, Neil Bishop, Ron Coole. Bottom l-r: Sharon Wedlake nee Kilmartin, Janice Thorne nee Kilmartin, Pauline Iason nee Cole)

Former members of the Chippenham Starlettes were reunited with its founder, Betty Hooper, when they came to hear her talk at Chippenham Museum on Friday 29 March. As part of Chippenham Museum’s Objects in Focus series of free talks, Betty spoke about a portrait of herself and her husband Bill, on show in the museum, and told of its presentation to her on the night of the last Starlettes show in November 1979. Betty went on to share tales of her time running the Starlettes and spoke with affection of the group’s very successful 25 years. Museum Assistant Elaine Davis said “This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Starlettes’ last performance so it was wonderful to have Betty take part in our series of talks and have former members join us in the museum. We would like to celebrate the anniversary further and want to hear from anyone who has memories of the group or memorabilia which we could use in a display.” 36

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The Chippenham Starlettes were formed in 1953 by Betty and Bill Hooper as a dancing school for children. The group held their first performance, ‘Dick Whittington’, at the Neeld in 1954 and continued to stage popular performances both in Chippenham and at the Theatre Royal in Bath. ‘Starlettes Remembered’, a book of memories and photographs charting the success of the group, is available from Chippenham Museum’s shop (£6.95).

Elaine continues “We started the Objects in Focus lunchtime talks programme to run alongside our current exhibition which explores what we do behind the scenes to look after the museum’s collection. However the talks have been so well received that we have decided to add a few further dates later in the year, with a talk planned in May to focus on objects related to Chippenham Folk Festival.” Chippenham Museum, a Chippenham Town Council facility, is free to visit and tells the story of the people and history of Chippenham and surrounding villages from prehistoric times up until the present day with a varied programme of exhibitions and events. The museum is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, including Bank Holidays.

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A perfect family, living in a perfect house, in a perfect little American town called Shaker Heights. The Richardsons, led by matriarch Elena are pillars of their community. A community where everything is carefully planned, from the road layout to the colour of the houses, and everyone knows their role in life. Elena has one simple guiding principle: you play by the rules. As this intriguing novel begins there is a fire at the Richardson’s house. The three older children, all in high school, are discussing the cause. Their conclusion is unanimous; their younger sister Izzy is The Prisoner by Penny McKinlay Nearly two decades into the 21st century the days of the Second World War seem as remote as ancient history. For the younger generation today, with their phones, TV on demand, and Netflix, even the experiences of their own parents as children seem distant from today. This is why books like The Prisoner are so welcome. One of a series of ‘Historical Adventures’ this exciting story gives an insight into what life was really like during World War Two. Ten-year-old Bob and his friend Jack have had enough of the war. It has been going on for five years. Five years of rationing (Bob doesn’t know how much more cabbage he can face) and more importantly five years of no sweets. His Dad has been gone for a long time – a prisoner of war on the continent. Blackout blinds and ‘digging for victory’ are such a part of life that Bob cannot remember a time without them.

responsible. We then flashback to a year before and we are introduced to Mia Warren and her teenage daughter Pearl. Mia is a photographer from San Francisco; she and Pearl live an almost nomadic lifestyle. But when they rent a home from the Richardsons their plan is to settle down. But plans can change. As the stories unfold these two families are drawn together by the teenagers, and tensions arise when friends of the Richardsons try to adopt a ChineseAmerican baby. Elena and Mia find themselves on opposite sides of a divided community in a conflict that will have far-reaching effects for both families. This is an engrossing novel which will have you questioning the secrets you hold in your own lives, wondering if there are indeed times when it would be so much better if we just burn everything down and start again.

Naturally Bob is scared – this is the enemy. But as he gets to know him his feelings change. Bob starts to feel sorry for him and wants him to stay with them rather than in the prison camp. But ultimately the prisoner is an enemy. Can he really be trusted, or does he have another reason for seeming so nice? Designed to complement the Key Stage 2 History curriculum, this short novel combines facts and suspense in a story to keep every young reader on the edge of their seats.

But one day Bob and Jack meet an Italian prisoner of war working in a nearby field.

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Half-fill a saucepan with cold water and add the potatoes and carrots. Bring to the boil and cook gently for 8 minutes. Add the cauliflower florets and cook for a further 2 minutes. Drain everything in a colander and set aside. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan or wide-based saucepan. Add the onion, and cook over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring regularly until well softened and lightly golden. Add over the curry powder and cook for 30 seconds, stirring all the time. Add the tomatoes to the onions and cook for 2–3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the stock and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the partially cooked vegetables and peas and simmer gently for 5-10 minutes until everything is tender. If the sauce thickens too much, add a splash of water.

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Table Talk

by Fiona Scott

The Wiltshire Yeoman

The Wiltshire Yeoman is a Butcombe owned Brewery pub, situated in Chilmark Road on the Broadmead estate in Trowbridge.

It’s recently undergone a huge redecoration from the new landlady Heidi Loh and her father, landlord, Gerald Loh. Darcie, Heidi's 10 year old daughter who is unfortunately deaf, also lives at the pub, where they all moved in just over 9 months ago. Not of course forgetting, the family pet dog, Bruno. The pub, of course, is very dog friendly and you will find a 'doggie photo gallery' a special 'doggie' garden with dog treats and plenty of water available. Being family orientated, The Wiltshire

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Yeoman has outside space with a patio area and a large garden which is very popular on lovely summer days. With board games and beer mat games available, with a play area, there is something for everyone. Ample parking, is available, where also Camper Vans are welcome to stay the night so they may enjoy all that is on offer. A traditional country pub, the building was originally a farmhouse dating back to the 18th Century and it still maintains that heritage charm – priding itself on logburning fires to keep guests warm in the winter.

A recent review from a guest who booked for Mother’s Day said: “Had a fabulous Mother’s Day lunch today, had an extra grandson we didn’t book for, when I asked if we could make an extra

place on the table it was done with no problem. Service and food were excellent, such a lovely experience for us. All staff so friendly and helpful, even to the extent of taking family photo for us, 10 out of 10 highly recommended by all the family.”


Apart from being busy on special occasions like Mother’s Day and Easter, the pub maintains some traditional pub events with a ladies’ and gents’ darts teams and also a weekly Sunday night quiz – from 8 pm to 10.30 pm, where it's only a £1 a person to play. They also hold other events to support and encourage the community to come along – registration for these events is encouraged (see website below). This spring and summer that includes: *Saturday 4th May from 4 pm - live music from The Hammervilles.

*Saturday June 8 from 9 pm – live music from The 145's. As for the food on offer it is a good pub staple fare with starters from soup to garlic mushrooms, main courses - traditional fish & chips, 'proper' short crust pastry pies and homemade favourites like shepherd's pie , venison stew and not forgetting the 'Yeoburger'! Along with a children's menu, there are many gluten free options, such as BBQ chicken, chips & peas, and plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, such as their Mediterranean tart. As well as Butcombe beer, we offer a range of craft ales.

Wakes & family events can all be catered for with finger buffets starting at £6.50 per head. The bar opening times are as follows: Monday 4 pm to 11 pm /Tuesday to Saturday 12 pm to 11 pm / Sunday 12 pm to 10.30 pm. Kitchen opening times are: Monday 4 pm to 9 pm / Tuesday to Friday 12 pm to 2 pm & 5 pm to 9 pm / Saturday 12 pm to 2.30 pm & 5 pm to 9 pm / Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm Please note, Sundays are very popular, so booking is advisable. For more information visit www.thewiltshireyeoman.co.uk or call 01225 765370

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A vegetarian diet is more environmentally friendly. Much of the grain we grow is fed to animals raised for slaughter. As a rough guide it takes 2,500 gallons of water, 5.5Kg / 12lbs of grain, nearly 16Kg /35lbs of topsoil and the energy equivalent of 4.5L /1 gallon of petrol, to produce one pound of beef! A vegetarian diet can sustain many more people, so is a more efficient use of resources. Finally, a vegetarian diet is cheaper. Eating vegetables, grains and fruits in place of beef, chicken and fish would cut individual food bills by an average of £500 per year. If you are thinking about becoming vegetarian, or even just incorporating more vegetarian meals into your normal diet, there is lots of information and some great recipes on the website www.nationalvegetarianweek.org

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exercise. In the over-65’s this drops to 17% of men and 12% of women, and in Scotland the figures are even less! The trainers at your Gym will discuss the best way to get you back into shape. If you haven’t exercised before or for a long while they will advise that you start slowly and build up gradually.

Good instructors

And Beyond...

Attention over-fifties! When was the last time you visited a gym? You kind of know you should be making an effort, right? But do excuses such as ‘too expensive’; ‘lack of time’, and ‘no motivation’, sound familiar? Or maybe like me you have a pathological fear of lycra? But assuming you have no major health problems we can tackle this issue in bite-size chunks. As an over-fifty myself (quite a lot over if I’m honest) I overcame my own gym-phobia and have been reaping the rewards since.

Motivation

This is the key. You need a specific goal. I wanted to achieve a healthier lifestyle with improved cardiovascular fitness.

Time

Look in your diary and you will find a spare hour at least once, or better still, two or three times a week.

Cost

Can be as expensive or affordable as you want. A ladies-only gym with a personal trainer can be expensive, but a mixed gym membership in off-peak

hours brings the cost down considerably and you can still get instruction and advice from an on-site trainer. Most gyms now take membership fees on a monthly direct debit basis.

are enthusiastic and well-trained and will arrange a set of exercises to suit to you. Before you know it, you’ll have a routine e.g. 5 minutes bike, 5 minutes treadmill, 5 minutes weights. It will only take a few sessions before you improve and begin to compete with yourself. You’ll notice the benefits of improved posture; glowing skin; improved breathing, zest and vitality almost immediately. We are all living longer but perhaps we should also be aiming to live more healthily too.

Clothing

Lycra isn’t compulsory, but clothes must be comfortable, and this includes your undergarments. Remember, it’s not a fashion parade and chafed tender bits will put you off exercise forever! If you’re feeling hesitant repeat to yourself, “I can do this; I want a healthier and fitter me; I have the time to do this”. This is your Mantra. Say it often enough and you will start to believe it. Don’t be put off by glum folk who say it’s all a waste of time. Mix with positive people who will encourage you and improve your self-esteem.

Metabolism

This slows down as you get older and this can lead to weight gain, but exercise helps keep weight on an even keel because you build lean muscle. You also improve your immune system and cardiovascular system; reduce bad cholesterol and boost brainpower. Research shows that only 32% of men and 21% of women aged over 50 in England undertake some form of regular

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Fitness & Friendship Clubs

ormation for older er organisations on a A fortnightly social club for older people with housing, finances, an emphasis on keeping active with exercises, games & Tai Chi—seated or standing - to maintain flexibility, strength and balance & including ment of Work & light refreshments.

and to do this within a friendly, social setting. It aims to improve strength and balance, flexibility and energy levels so you can carry on doing the things you enjoy as well as undertaking all the tasks of daily living.

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fit application relating What is a Fitness & Friendship Club all about?

We all recognise general health and wellbeing can make a big to people who have difference to our quality of life, whatever ted, lacking in age we are. Eating well and being active are important, ccess community as is meeting up with other people for motivation and support.

We need strength in our muscles to get up from a chair, walk upstairs, push a shopping trolley, pull open doors, open jars and walk on a windy day.

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A fortnightly social club for older people with an emphasis on keeping active with exercises, games & Tai Chi—seated or standing - to maintain flexibility, strength and balance & including light refreshments.

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Funeral Directors Established 1881

The team at C. S. Bowyer Funeral Directors are here to give you our uncompromising kindness and support, to help make a difficult time a little easier for you and your family. We understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same unwavering quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost. Our caring services start from just £1,995.00 (Plus third party fees) • 24-Hour Service. • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death. • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family’s needs. • Local expertise and knowledge. • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site. • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures. • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest. • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options. • Prepaid funeral plans. 2 Bull Pit Bradford-on-Avon Wiltshire BA15 1NB 01225 863208 52

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We need an efficient heart and lungs to go walking and cycling, mow the lawn, clean the house, play with the grandchildren ‌ A healthy heart will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. And good balance reduces the risk of falls. Other health benefits of regular activity include improved mood and confidence, reduced anxiety and depression and increased social interaction; better sleep and more, not less, energy!

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How can we do this? LIFT exercise and activities can be easily accompanied and enjoyed by anyone, including individuals with limited mobility, reduced range of movement and balance problems because they can all be done seated in a chair whilst those who can, will be encouraged to stand during the session where possible. The overall aim of the session is to gently progress to moderate intensity exercise and then return slowly and relax. This means every session commences with a warm-up to help mobilise joints, warm muscles and raise the pulse a little. This then takes you into the main activity period which can include cardio exercise, stretches and strength

Residential and Specialist Dementia Care All rooms with En-Suite facilities Caring, Professional staff and a lively environment Regular trips on our Minibus Eden Alternative registered home Visitors always welcome Lansdowne Crescent East, Derry Hill, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 9NT Tel: 01249 815555 Fax: 01249 818928 E-mail: kingston@greensleeves.org.uk For further details, please contact the Home Manager Registered Charity No 1060478

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exercises, all of which should help you to work harder without feeling uncomfortable. There will also be the opportunity to play games, such as indoor boules, if club members would like to. This is followed by cooling down, remobilising the joints slowly, gently stretch the muscles and to relax, and can be achieved using moves derived from Tai Chi. There is then time for a chat over a cuppa and biscuit! Don’t worry if there is a wide range of ability in the group, you will be helped to exercise at a level that is right for you. Because we run fortnightly, we can Club provide information about the exercises you may like Swindon to continue at home in between sessions. Old Town

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When attending for the first time, we will need to ask Memorial Hall, Station Thursday Royal you for some information about your current health Trowbridge Wootton St James Road, Church, Union St, Tuesday Royal Wootton 10am— to make sure we are aware of anything that is relevant Trowbridge, BA14 8RU Bassett Bassett, SN4 8EN 2pm—4pm Club Venue Time 12pm and to receive your consent to keep your personal Swindon Christchurch Community Wednesday details such as an emergency contact and how you Warminster OldCivic Sambourne Centre, Cricklade Street, Tuesday TownCentre, 2pm—4pm Swindon prefer us to contact you in case of cancellation etc. Civic Centre Road, Warminster, BA12 2pm—4pm This will take a few minutes at the start of your first 8LB enquiries@ageukwiltshire.org.uk Swindon Toothill Community Centre, Tuesday session and all the information that you provide will Dunwich Drive, Swindon, Toothill 10.30am— Warminster Lakeside Centre, SN5 8DH Weymouth Thursday 12.30pm be held confidentially and not shared with any third St, Warminster, BA12 9NP Lakeside party. Trowbridge St James Church, Union St, 2pm—4pm Tuesday There is a small charge per week to cover room hire and help meet any equipment or other costs. Winsley

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Information and Advice Providing reliable and up to date information enquiries@ageukwiltshire.org.uk for older people, their families, carers and other Other Age UK Wiltshire services organisations on a wide range of topics including Information and Advice care, housing, finances, leisure, help at home enquiries@ageukwiltshire.org.uk Providing reliable and up to date information for older Hometheir visits and benefit people, families, carers andchecks other organisations on a As an alternative office tocare, thehousing, Department of wide range of topics including finances, Work help & Pensions leisure, at home we can help with any benefit

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Want to live longer and independently in your own home? In our lifetime, we take around 250,000 journeys up and down stairs. So it’s no wonder that over time, we may find ourselves needing a bit of help on the stairs. Stairlifts are a popular choice to easily overcome this problem. Having one installed, means that people can remain in the home they love and use the stairs safely. A recent independent study has also found, that having things like a stairlift fitted, can delay going into a care home by 4 to 7 years.

Local Calne firm 1st Choice Stairlifts have transformed over 4,500 people’s lives with a stairlift, and see what a difference having one can make. “I wish I had it sooner” is something they often hear, from people who have unnecessarily struggled for years, when the problem could easily and quickly have been resolved with one phone call.

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Funeral Director Jennifer Dip FAA, Dip FD and the team at E. Wootten & Son are at your service and set the highest standards for the funeral profession in terms of care of clients and their loved ones. We help our families through one of the most difficult times in their lives with compassion, respect, knowledge, openness and personal care. Our caring services start from just £1995 (Plus third party fees) Bereaved families can rest assured, knowing that their loved one is being cared for within our purpose built premises, which include:

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Let Simply Stairlifts create your home for life The friendly team at Simply Stairlifts have one mission: providing you with the means to live your life conveniently, comfortably and independently in your own home by supplying, installing and maintaining a reliable stairlift to suit your needs. We’re an independent, trustworthy family-run business, operating across South West. We pride ourselves in taking the time to work with you to find the best stairlift solution to suit your pocket, staircase and requirements. Our highly experienced team not only understand the tech but the needs of our customers. Deciding to fit a stairlift is a big step, so we make sure you are fully informed about the choices available to suit your situation, assisting you from ordering to installation. Simply Stairlifts offers a superb after-care service with a 24-hour helpline, so we are there for you even after you have had your stairlift installed. If you’re ready to find out more, don’t delay: contact us to arrange for a no-obligation consultation. We look forward to meeting you! Website: www.simplystairlifts.co.uk Email: info@simplystairlifts.co.uk Phone: 01666 822060

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Chippenham Soap Box Derby Chippenham Connected in partnership with Chippenham Town Council are thrilled to announce the third annual Chippenham Soap Box Derby, taking place on Sunday 19th May and are calling for hopeful racers to take their place on the starting line. Chippenham Soap Box Derby has quickly become a favourite annual event in the town since its first appearance in 2017, both with community and school groups, and also local businesses taking part.

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Nicki Milne, 2019 title sponsor from Eagle One, owners of Emery Gate Shopping Centre said, “We are proud to be supporting this year’s crowd-drawing Soap Box Derby. It’s fantastic to see so many local businesses enter their creations and take part in the race.”

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The event includes 50 races in handmade, nonpower assisted karts along Chippenham’s High Street, overseen by the infamous Super Mario. Groups of all ages and abilities are invited to take part, because as Mario himself says: it’s not F1, it’s just for fun!

So if you fancy a go on an electric bike we’ll loan you one for a test ride or if you want to go further join us for 2 to 3 hours on a Sunday morning. Our E-motional Social rides happen on the 1st Sunday of each month and take in a new route each time. To book a place or for more details please call me. Happy cycling . . .

Kathryn Crosweller of Chippenham Connected said, “As soon as the event was over last year, we were receiving messages and emails from people wanting to take part in 2019! This is a hugely popular event and it’s wonderful to see the town brimming with people on a Sunday. Both businesses and community groups took part last year, and we’re excited to see what Chippenham has to offer this time round!”

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Councillor Sandie Webb, Leader of Chippenham Town Council said, “We are pleased to see the return of the popular Soap Box Derby that last year so impressed with the imagination, effort and enthusiasm that was put in. Many of the vehicles were worthy of a medal just for their originality and so we can’t wait to see what the teams make this year.” Six shining trophies are up for grabs again this year, and there’s all to play for. The judges will be looking not only for speed but also for ingenuity and creativity. There are prizes for youth and adult karts, as well as the best business kart. This year’s Soap Box Derby will take place on Sunday 19th May from 12-4pm on the High Street. To register your team and read the entry guidelines, For more information visit the Chippenham Connected website: please call Liz on www.chippenhamconnected.com/whats-on/ 0844 8000219 chippenham-soap-box-derby.aspx

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malaga Molina Lario **** Superior Located opposite the cathedral and within walking distance of the port and the Picasso Museum, this hotel consists of two 19th century buildings whose façades have been lovingly restored. The move to more modern aesthetics includes an internal courtyard where guests can enjoy alfresco dining. From spring, the rooftop terrace can be enjoyed with a small outdoor plunge pool and a bar with spectacular views of the cathedral. 3 night price from £679 per person from Cardiff Airport

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navigates the ship along the river and through locks as you cruise towards Dürnstein during dinner. Day 4: Visit the town of Dürnstein in the morning, then following lunch visit the remarkable Melk Abbey. Dinner is then served during your final part of cruising upstream. Day 5: Reaching Linz, you will have the choice to stay in the city and take a guided walking tour, or alternatively you can take the coach to visit Salzburg on a full day excursion. Day 6: Today, we reach, what for many is their highlight; Vienna. In the morning you will have a guided tour

and the afternoon is free for you to explore as you wish. After dinner on board you will be treated to a private classical recital by a Viennese quartet. Day 7: Enjoy a leisurely morning as you cruise into Budapest. After lunch you will enjoy a tour of this captivating city. This evening’s Gala Dinner closes with a Hungarian Folklore show. Day 8: You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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Increasingly, I work with teenagers and children who may have experienced issues like bullying or low selfconfidence. Issues around anger, grief and self-image can crop up too. During a session with a child, we may use toys to help them express themselves and process their emotions. We may also discuss favourite movies or books as metaphors to help them gain perspectives and insights. Using simple props, I explain the key parts of the brain and their reactions, for example, the amygdala is the part of the brain that is on 'high alert' when we are anxious. The use of creative exercises helps children and teens find strategies to feel stronger, more confident and in control.

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Life coaching is a service that helps you create positive change in your life. It helps you to move beyond your limitations. It empowers you to manage your life in the best possible ways for you as an individual and it recognises that we are all different and unique. One of its key benefits is that it provides practical techniques and strategies to help you rise to challenges, both now and in the future. In a nutshell, coaching helps you to be the best possible version of you in the face of whatever life throws up at you.

Who uses the services of a life coach?

Clients are everyday people who purposefully choose to focus on changing something about their lives; this can be their external world or how they are experiencing the world internally. Some may be facing difficult situations like redundancy or divorce and want to feel better equipped to deal with these circumstances; perhaps they want to feel more positive or clearer about how they move forward. Others want to work on feelings like low confidence or anxiety; both can seem overwhelming and paralysing. Some clients wish to change career or enhance their performance at work. I also encounter clients who just feel ‘stuck’ in their lives and need some help working out what needs to change and where to start.

Why is life coaching so effective?

Life coaching is so effective because it is totally focused on you and the outcomes you want to achieve. It involves the use of tried and tested practical techniques, first developed in the seventies and refined and enhanced since that time to optimise their effectiveness. These techniques help us access the subconscious, so that we can get to the root of your thoughts and feelings. Coaching also involves specific skills such as deep listening, acuity (reading facial expressions and body language), detecting negative language patterns and skilful questioning. A good coach works as your ally, confidante, supporter, empathiser, challenger and progress monitor! At the heart of coaching lies a compassionate yet objective, professional relationship. >>>

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I visited a life coach myself a couple of times in my life and found it so empowering that I wanted to learn more about it. I previously had a corporate career which had its rewards however everything clicked into place when I started my life coaching training. I knew I had

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Warmer weather than usual, in the run-up to the 2019 season at Bowood’s Woodland Garden, means it will now re-open a week ahead earlier than originally anticipated. With the annual six-week season now set to start on Friday 19th April, members of the public can look to the Woodland Garden for an Easter outing and the most picturesque of family walks.

“It was as recent as 2017 when the garden first opened for Easter,” comments Bowood’s owner, Lord Lansdowne and the driving force behind the Woodland Garden. “What looked like an exception to the rule then, with spring arriving well ahead of itself, may well become the norm.

“From the blossoms on the blackthorn in the hedgerows to cherry trees in front gardens, the landscape is coming back into colour. At Bowood, our azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons are burgeoning with flower buds. If we escape the potential threats of hail, frost - and maybe even snow - 2019 looks set to be another magical year.” Each year the public is encouraged not to miss out

appearance of the azaleas. With the season being a short one, and now beginning sooner than expected, an Easter visit should be seized upon. Whether highly knowledgeable about horticultural or simply keen to enjoy nature’s beauty and the great outdoors, Woodland Garden visitors can not fail to be enthralled by it. Children (up to 12 years) enjoy free admission and dogs on leads are welcome too. Bowood’s spring Woodland Garden is unique to Wiltshire. Its positioning on a narrow strip of green sand, running between Poole and the Wash, is the reason behind why it flourishes as it does and is so very special. Originally laid out in 1854 by the 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne, the Woodland

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This is only the second time ever that Bowood’s highlyacclaimed 30-acre display of rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas will be open for the four-day spring holiday, thanks to Easter arriving later and the garden coming into bloom earlier.

on discovering Bowood’s magnificent display of rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas that burst forth in colour for just six weeks and usually from late April. There are three distinct stages: the early flowering, the bluebell flush and then the

Garden at Bowood - home to the Lansdowne family since 1754 - features some of the earliest known hybrids in the UK. A passionate gardener - with the Woodland Garden being his particular pride and joy


OODLAND - the present 9th Marquis of Lansdowne has continued the planting pursued here by his forebears.

In 2013, Lord Lansdowne unveiled the new, additional four-acre ‘Jubilee Garden’ - a seven year labour of love. Shaped by a small natural valley with magnificent clumps of yews at each corner, this particular plot fulfills what he believes was the intention of his great-grandfather over 100 years previously. Returning to Bowood after serving as Viceroy of India from 1888-94, the 5th Marquess considerably expanded the rhododendron garden. The present Lord Lansdowne in turn took his cue from these corner markings.

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The “Walk of the Week” signs lead visitors of all ages (including dogs on leads) around particular ‘hot spots’. Two miles of pathways meander through beautiful sun dappled glades and around the family Mausoleum, built by Robert Adam around 1762. One can make steady progress along these pathways – signposted with various Lansdowne family names, such as ‘Lord Shelburne’s Walk’, ‘Lady Lansdowne’s Walk’ and the ‘Fitzmaurice Walk’ – or wander more leisurely, stopping along the way to sit, relax and simply while away the time here. Allow a minimum two hours to ensure you enjoy the Woodland Garden to the full.

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The laser has a multitude of uses ranging from chronic osteoarthritis, to traumatic wounds and In 1925, aerial photography detected rings of even ear infections. By changing the settings on the dark spots in a crop of wheat and excavations laser, we can target different tissues and therefore revealed them to be the long-vacated holes for six create different responses. concentric rings of timber posts, thought to have once supported a ring-shaped More recent With laser treatments there building. are no side effects. As excavations also suggested least five with all treatments, someatanimals willstanding respond stones, now gone. better than others but there are no negative effects in the short or long term. There are certain areas of Today concrete markers fill the old post holes. As with the body that we do not want to laser, such as the Stonehenge, human remains have been found here, eyes, thyroid and lumps but as long as we don’t along with pottery and other artefacts. apply the laser directly to these areas, we won’t cause Larkhill any damage or stimulate lumps to grow. Between and Amesbury, and protected byThe majority of insurance companies will cover laserto English Heritage, Woodhenge is completely open thetherapy. public. We ‘ve had some fantastic success whilst There’s a small, free parking area by thestories site – but be using the laser, lives ofgate. a number careful crossing theimproving road to thethe entrance of our clients and their beloved pets. If you would any visit further information please speak to Forlike details www.english-heritage.org.uk/ one of our Client Care Team, or please email me: visit/places/woodhenge dogandcat@georgevetgroup.co.uk

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The warm weather can mean more parasites. Please check your pet regularly for ticks and fleas in the spring season. As pets are more likely to be outside in the spring months and our dogs will be dipping in rivers and streams infectious diseases become more of a worry. Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date. We start to see more insect bites and stings as the weather warms up. Reactions to bee stings can include mild swelling and tenderness; some pets are allergic to bee stings and will need emergency veterinary care.

Spring is an exciting time however there are a few hazards to look out for this season to keep pets safe. Spring flowers such as daffodils and bluebells can cause serious harm to your pets. They cause a wide range of symptoms including vomiting, lethargy and abnormal breathing. Bulbs are also dangerous if eaten, as the toxins are more concentrated in the bulbs. If you think your pet has swallowed a flower or a bulb, please ring us immediately.

Dogs and cats can have seasonal allergies too. Their symptoms include sneezing, scratching, licking and chewing. This can be very distressing for our pets. Please get in touch and we can discuss the best way of controlling these symptoms. Take care in your garden if you feel tempted to use pesticides or fertilisers. If ingested by your pet they can become very unwell. They are best avoided altogether but if you must use them please keep your pet well away from any areas. If you feel the need to have a big spring clean, the products you use are likely to contain harmful chemicals such as, ammonia, bleach and chlorine. Keep your pets in a separate room until all surfaces are dry.

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Self Contained How to use pots and planters in your garden to your advantage hether you have an W acreage or a balcony, using containers in your garden can be a hugely practical, or cosmetic step and can transform your green space in a way that (in my opinion), no other garden ‘accessory’ can.

First of all, let's take a look at the practical aspects of using containers. Drainage is the number one priority if you are planting up a container (as opposed to using it for a water feature etc) to prevent your plant roots from drowning. If your chosen pot does not come with holes, you can drill these fairly easily yourself - 3 or 4 holes should be sufficient. Next you may want to fill the base with some shingle mixed with a few bigger stones. Make sure that these are larger than the holes you have created so that they don’t drop through. There is an argument from those who are well-versed on soil science that adding crockery or other drainage material is actually, (excuse the pun), potty. Without going into it too much, it’s all to do with the way soil drains and the natural water table. Water will drain out of the holes in the bottom of your pots whether the additional stones were there or not and it would seem they make little difference to your plants. But it would be amiss of me to not include this age-old step in our container process, simply because I know my grandad would probably turn in his grave if I decided to omit it. Back to our containers. If you have a garden with questionable soil, a pot will 76

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give you the opportunity to pick exactly the right type of compost your plant will require, allowing you to ‘mix and match’ around your garden. Without planters, you’re a bit more restricted with what you can successfully plant, and maintain. From a practical point of view, if you are limited on outside space, container gardening is perfect if you want to grow your own produce. Carrots and tomatoes will generally thrive happily in a grow bag or pot that has enough depth for the carrot to plough down, and if you have some canes or similar, tomatoes will wind their way up them and fill the air with that beautiful smell that only a tomato plant can throw off. Siting your plants is important - just because you can move a planter around doesn’t mean that the plant will be happy anywhere. Be mindful of the location required for

the chosen plant and bear in mind that most vegetables will be happiest with lots of sunshine and a bit of shelter so that they don’t get hit with cold winds. You can add a bamboo screen if you’re high up - not only with this give you and your plants some protection but it will look really stylish too. A watering regime is a must for container planting as the plants won’t be able to draw on the moisture available from the ground. In hot weather, give your plants a really thorough water early in the morning or before bed. It’s important to water more than you think to ensure there is sufficient to travel down to the roots. If you want to be a bit quicker with the watering or know you’re going away, pop in an irrigation system to do them all in one go. They are easy to get hold of now from most garden centres and not too tricky to set up.


ake sure you plan the M layout of your containers carefully so that you have good access for watering and harvesting.

I particularly like the flexibility of a container because, as I do inside my house, I like to move things around when the mood takes me. You can pretty much redesign your garden in an afternoon if you so choose. Just make sure that you use a trolley to move anything particularly heavy, or pop your pots onto wheels to trundle them around. We recently visited a café in London where they had created a complete oasis in a courtyard with stunning ferns and palm trees in giant pots that came up to our waists. The whole effect was tropical, private and yet not one plant was in the ground.

If you removed everything what you’d be left with would be a plain patio. Imagine what you could do with a small outside space and some incredible pots! Container planting is also good for those of us who want instant gratification and can’t be patient enough to wait for things to grow. You can get a tree or a bush already planted up from the garden centre. All you have to do is get it in a car and bring it home. Bear in mind that this option is going to be more expensive because you’ve allowed someone else to do the nurturing for you, but the advantage of this, particularly if you’re not very green-fingered, is that you’re likely to purchase something that is good quality and shaped well. All you have to do is get it back and continue

tending for it! A Japanese Acer is a good example of a ready-made plant that works well in a container. Expect to pay several hundred pounds for a good specimen but these will add a real focal point for any outside space, particularly one made up of an array of gorgeous pottery.

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Avonfield Gardens is a Garden Centre based in Hilperton near Trowbridge. They supply a high quality range of trees, shrubs, conifers, alpines, and herbaceous perennials, complemented by a range of key gardening products such as composts, fertilisers, tools, seeds, terracotta & glazed pots, and garden sundries. New additions include some beautiful stone statues, sundials and birdbaths. With over 40 years industry experience, they pride themselves on offering only the best quality plants to their customers. They grow many plants themselves in their on site nursery, and source beautiful plants from the best nurseries in the UK. If you are stuck with a problem area, need advice on how to help your plants thrive, or would like them to help you create beautiful containers and baskets just speak to one of their expert members of staff.

There is also a dedicated cafe on site - Avonfield Kitchen which offers a homemade, locally sourced, delicious food. The cafe is open from Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday from10am-4pm. The Nursery, Marsh Road, Hilperton, BA14 7PL Tel: 01225 571331 www.avonfield-gardens.co.uk

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l l a W e h t Scaling - Clematis GARDEN VIEW

What do you think of if I say ‘clematis’? I think most of us would think of the large, purpleflowered, “Jackmanii” or the rampant, bronzeleafed, pink-flowered montana rubens. They are both terrific plants, but I think they are a little over-used. My husband teases me that I tend to give my ‘clematis lecture’ when visiting friends’ houses and see one scrambling over a trellis. For your benefit I’ve written it down here. Clematis is known as the ‘Queen of Climbers’. It can be utterly spectacular and should definitely not be relegated to trellis. It can used for covering fences and arbours, old tree stumps, sheds and even in beds and borders. Choose wisely and you can have flowers from early spring until late autumn. For beds and borders you don’t want anything as vigorous as montana, which will smother everything it touches. Instead choose a daintier one such as a variety of texensis or viticella. The flowers of the texensis hybrids look like finely cut bells. “Etoile Rose” is a beautiful dark pink edged with paler pink and “Princess of Wales” is a beautiful rosy red. Both of these will scramble through shrubs and flower all summer. They die back in winter so can be tidied up then. Viticella hybrids produce flowers which look like little pixie hats as they open. “Minuet” has purple and white flowers suspended on fine stems while “Purpurea Plena Elegans” produces double blooms which open into little purple rosettes. One of the most difficult sites to find climbers for is an east or north facing site. My absolute favourite clematis thrives in this situation and flowers in early spring. Clematis alpina “Pink Flamingo” produces nodding, semi-double, creamy flowers veined with deep pink. It has the added bonus of producing beautiful fluffy seed heads after the flowers fade. Clematis prefers its feet in the shade and its head in the sun. Make sure the plant’s roots are shaded: pieces of broken flagstone are ideal, or an old cracked upside-down terracotta pot with the bottom knocked out. When clematis is happy it will flower prolifically.

Large-flowered clematis tend to produce a second flush in the autumn, but others like tangutica and orientalis wait to flower until then. Both of these are very vigorous and are great for covering unsightly sheds or old trees. Finally, if you have a sheltered spot against a wall try cirrhosa balearica. This is a beautiful, winter-flowering variety with ferny foliage and pale-green flowers spotted with crimson. So, there it is…my clematis lecture. Hopefully you took notes and are ready to branch out into a whole new world of climbers. Happy gardening, Rachael Leverton


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By Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring journalist

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gear selector has been replaced with a rotary dial. This little change in details unfurls some additional storage room, too.

The e-Niro’s 451-litre boot is larger than the ubiquitous Nissan Qashqai's, but it's less than the 510-litres in the Seat Ateca. Mind you, it's still a good size, and you can store the charging cables under the load floor.

Check out the new Kia e-Niro. The Korean automaker has ushered this car into the automotive arena in the hope of putting to rest the reservations of electric-car naysayers. The cynics tend to think that vehicles without combustion engines don’t have the range or the performance of ‘regular’ cars – and they always slam the price. Well, after having a first drive of the e-Niro in South Korea I’m pleased to report that Kia will probably turn these disbelievers into believers. Why? Well, the e-Niro is more credible than any electric car to date, including Hyundai’s own mechanically related Kona Electric. While the two vehicles have similar powertrains and platforms,

the Kia houses its ingenious technology in a more traditionally-designed and more down-to-earth bundle. The pure-electric e-Niro looks almost the same as its plug-in and hybrid bedfellows even though there are some restrained alterations. Look intently, and you’ll spot the sleeker front bumper, a fared-in grille and 17-inch alloys. The rear of the Kia wears a modified trim to complement the nose, too, helping to provide a more slippery shape. Inside, the car is like other Kia Niros. The dashboard is bland yet functional, there’s an ultra-modern infotainment system, and importantly, there’s space for five-up. The most obvious difference, though, is within the centre console. The usual

At the time of writing, there’s just one trim level to select – and it’s called the First Edition. Okay, it’s not very original, but who cares when you get a car as well kitted-out as this? The e-Niro in this guise comes with a reversing camera, heated leather seats, lane keep assist and forward collision warning. The Kia doesn’t possess LED headlights, though – and that’s a shame. So, yes, the e-Niro is all very orthodox; that is until you examine the powertrain. The Kia gets a 204ps motor that propels the front wheels. This, as well as the 64kWh battery pack, is used in Hyundai’s Kona Electric. However, unlike the Kona, a 136ps, 39kWh variant won’t be sold in the UK. The motor’s power output boosts the Kia e-Niro’s athleticism well above the current plug-in and hybrid Niro models.


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What about the all-important range then? Well, Kia claims that the e-Niro can manage 282 miles on one charge. More impressively, the official figure is higher when driving around town. That means many e-Niro drivers will only need to charge up once a week - at the most. Granted, the topping up process isn’t as straightforward as a quick fill up at the pumps, but connect the Kia to a 100kW quick charger and less than an hour later (54 minutes) you’ll have charged the battery pack from next to nothing to 80 per cent. That’s enough energy for the e-Niro to cover between 226 and nearly 300 miles, depending on how you

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01249 720888 enquiries@wessexauctionrooms.co.uk www.wessexauctionrooms.co.uk Westbrook Farm, Draycot Cerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 5LH

100 The Town Crier Magazine | MAY 2019 Located just off junction 17 of the M4

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Town Crier Magazine May 2019  

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