laburnum archway
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Underneath the arches

Written by Beth Bright

An archway is a gateway and an invitation. It can entice you down a path, mark an entrance or exit and encourage you to explore. But which

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Bench by lake
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Sitting pretty

Written by Beth Bright

It’s lovely to get outdoors now the warmer weather is here. Comfort and good support is just as important in the garden as the home, so

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child in hat painting fence
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How to stay ahead over the Bank Holiday

Written by Beth Bright

Summer’s coming and early May is a good time to take a real hard look at what needs doing at home and in the garden. Fence

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wild summer flowers
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How to get more from the great outdoors

Written by Beth Bright

May is almost here and that (hopefully) means more time outside. Here’s how to have fun in the sun. Outdoor living We know how up and

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painted eggs in a row
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Happy Easter!

Written by Beth Bright

The weather is set fair, the sea is calm and the shops are full of chocolate goodies for what is promised to be one of the

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Different coloured hand prints
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Welcome to our latest team member: Hilary Hansford

Written by Beth Bright

How a shed led to a whole new career When Hilary Hansford, 23, walked into John Bright’s country store to buy a shed, she never dreamed

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rabbit in field of daisies
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School’s out. Our guide to happy Easter holidays

Written by Beth Bright

Schools break up for Easter today so here’s our take on what to do in the holidays with the kids and grandkids. Table talk The RSPB’s latest birdwatch

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Orange and yellow tulips against a blue sky
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Spring. Blooming lovely

Written by Beth Bright

It’s been a week of beautiful weather when spring really is in the air. The garden is full of birds busy from dawn till dusk, while on the

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Tree of hearts illustration
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Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day, Sunday 31st March

Written by Beth Bright

Mum. A word that says home, love, laughter, support. Sure, you do the occasional eye roll when mum states the obvious: it’s cold, you look tired or that lawn could do with

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Shamrocks
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Go green this St Patrick’s Day

Written by Beth Bright

St Patrick. From slave to bishop The Patron Saint of Ireland died on 17 March, 461 in Saul, County Down and is buried in the grounds of

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West is best

Written by Beth Bright

For all your country living We’re headed to the West of England Game Fair at the Royal Bath and West Showground on 16th and 17th March for a

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