A New Pond

Most of us have a favourite thing in our garden which we wouldn’t want to be without. For some this might be a neatly mown lawn or  a beautiful fine leaved Acer and for me, my garden is not complete without open water. So after sketching at least a dozen permutations of layouts for a …

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Recipe – Lemongrass & Ginger Braised Ox Cheek

Lemongrass & ginger braised Ox cheek with a warm autumn slaw (serves 4) Ingredients Red cabbage slaw ½ small red cabbage, finely sliced 3-4 spring onions sliced on the angle 1 large carrot peeled & cut into rough matchsticks 2 tbsp rapeseed oil Juice of one lime ½ tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp honey …

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Flavours of Herefordshire Festival 2013

Top TV chefs PAUL HOLLYWOOD and THE FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS are set to tickle the taste buds of Herefordshire audiences on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November. This year’s Flavours of Herefordshire Festival will be held in the heart of the historic City and around the iconic Cathedral Close with some fantastic treats lined up from food and drink …

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Summer’s End

Summer’s end comes every year with inevitable regularity, a part of the world’s natural rhythm, and full as always in equal measure of sadness and exquisite beauty. In the garden the lowering light softly illuminates those gentle colours which the intense midsummer sun bleached out. Powder blue asters contrast with the first of the soft …

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SUPER SOUR SWEET SEVEN DAY CHALLENGE

“Mega-Sour sweets are so sour that we challenge anyone to suck one without pulling a face.”Says Daniel Pearce of Tudor Sweets in Ross-on-Wye. Sue and Daniel Pearce, owners of the traditional sweet shop are inviting everyone to visit the shop between Monday 12th and Sunday 18th August between 12noon and 4.30pm to take part in …

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Sculpture Gardens a blooming success!

The term “Hidden gem” has been used many times over the past few weeks at Wyndcliffe Court. “Magical”, “stunning”, “glorious” – are just some of the words used by visitors in their feedback. The reaction from the public since the Grade II listed gardens opened to the public on 3rd May has been one of …

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