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GET YOUR BARBECUE GRILLING READY

It’s getting to that time of year where we can finally enjoy the long summer evenings, friends and family get together’s’ and of course the traditional outdoor barbecuing! Alfresco cooking and dining has become a quintessential British summer past time and it is showing no signs of changing. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love sitting in the garden, barbecue on the go, drink in hand and enjoying everything the warm weather has to offer. Now, that’s not saying that you [...]

KOKEDAMA – A QUICK GUIDE

Kokedama in English, literally means  "moss ball" and is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan, where it is a combination of both bonsai and kusamono planting styles.   Kokodama encapsulates the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi, which can be explained as an appreciation of nature’s imperfections and the transience of natural beauty. Characteristics of Wabi-sabi include simplicity, warmth, earthy, irregular, rough, natural, acceptance and observation. Like Bonsai Kokedama [...]

PICKING THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE

Christmas rolls around only once a year and we understand the importance of picking the perfect tree. But with so many varieties, sizes and shapes on offer – where do you start, and what should you look for? Our tree expert Rachel Patey at Capital Gardens, has put together a handy guide to help navigate both newcomers and seasoned experts through the joy of Christmas tree shopping: Picking the tree variety… One for families… Our Fir varieties (Nordman, Fraser and Noble) may [...]