Christmas tree decoration with hat
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Brighten up your Christmas!

Written by Beth Bright

It’s over a month to Christmas. Don’t panic, we’ve got lots in store to make this Noel extra special. Save the date: Trees on sale 1st December

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Black Ouessant sheep
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Vive la France: Ouessant sheep come calling

Written by Beth Bright

We’ve been feeling very Francophile all week. It started with an order for some hay racks and foot shears for a flock of Ouessant (Ushant) sheep in

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Incinerator in garden
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The heat is on

Written by Beth Bright

As Guy Fawkes weekend approaches, it’s the perfect time to get out in the garden and do a little burning. All those prunings, thorny stems and weeds

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array of pumpkins outdoors
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Peanuts, pumpkins and pies

Written by Beth Bright

The clocks go BACK an hour this weekend and that always make me stop and think: soon it’ll be December 21, the shortest day, start of the winter

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beech tree in autumn
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Leave autumn to us

Written by Beth Bright

The Mamas & Papas had a hit song about it, John Keats wrote an ode to it and Americans call it something completely different. Autumn is here. Or Fall if you’re from

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Shed at night with table and chairs outside
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Shed sale now on: he shed, she shed or we shed?

Written by Beth Bright

Should I get a shed? You wonder about it then end up wondering how you ever lived without the extra space, place to store stuff and

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tub
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Tubtrug: bucket, basket or box? You decide

Written by Beth Bright

You know how it is, there are jobs to do but before you get started you need the right bucket, box or basket. You spend ages

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Water droplet clouds
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Soggy September. Jobs for the garden

Written by Beth Bright

In the garden it’s been a month for waterproofs and water butts. One minute, glorious sunshine then the sky darkens and the heavens open. Time to pop

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Iroko hardwood gate
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Your guide to the perfect wooden gate

Written by Beth Bright

There’s something about the click of a gate. Remember as a kid when you waited for the postman on your birthday? Or the much anticipated arrival of

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dog in a hat
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Hats off! Bridport Hat Festival

Written by Beth Bright

Tomorrow is officially ‘Haturday’. To the uninitiated, it’s the start of Bridport’s Hat Festival on Saturday 2 September. The whole town turns out in an array

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Beth Bright holding winning trade stand trophy
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Our winning Melplash Show team

Written by Beth Bright

We’ve been at the Melplash Show for thirty years. We first had a stand back in 1987 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, hurricane force winds

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Goats go to The Melplash Show
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Countdown to The Melplash Show

Written by Beth Bright

The grass has been mowed, the weather looks good (fingers crossed) and we are all set for show time on Thursday 24 August. The Melplash Show

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