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  1. Heart of a Garden at Ambleside Sports

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    Yesterday Heart of a Garden were at Ambleside Sports, an annual event hosting traditional sports such as fell running, Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, cycling and hound trailing and a very popular and fun day out.  The sun shone for us and it was lovely to meet lots of customers, holidaymakers, locals and friends.  It was the first time we'd done anything like this - up to now we have only done online sales - but apart from being a busy and worthwhile day for us, the best thing was being able to see peoples reactions to our products and to be able to interact our customers face to face.

    Our garden wind sculptures were popular as ever and quite a show stopper especially as there there was a good breeze to help do what they are supposed to do - spin!  We also had interest and positive comments on all the garden ornaments, sculptures and gifts that I had taken and displayed.  

    It was also good to get to know locals and hear about their gardening projects, large and small.  I offer free local delivery whenever possible, please contact me to enquire.

    Heart-of-a-Garden-dispalying-garden-ornaments-at-Ambleside-Sports  Heart of a Garden displaying garden ornaments, sculptures and gifts at Ambleside Sports

     

    Our next venture out is to the Lakeland Country Fair on Sunday 16th August, so if you are local or visiting the Lakes and plan to come along please keep an eye out for Heart of a Garden and come and say hello! We have special prices for you on the day!

     
  2. Look after the birds in your garden this spring

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    Just arrived!  Some fantastic new garden products are now in stock to help attract more bird-life into our gardens.

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    Give the birds some bathing fun with the Echoes Terracotta Bird Bath

     

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    Somewhere safe to feed!  The Urban Bird Feeder - allows small birds to sit inside.

     

    bempton garden bird table with robin:Heart of a garden

    The birds will love to feed from the Bempton bird feeder which can hang from a tree

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    The Urban Nest Box.  A perfect place for birds to nest in an urban environment.
     
     

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     The New England Nest Box - Gorgeous bird nest boxes reminiscent of New England beach huts!
     
     

    bee and bug biome insect house for the garden:Heart of a garden

    Attract lots of beneficial insects to the garden with this award winning Bee and Bug Biome.

  3. Costa Blanca Flora

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    I thought I’d share with you some of the plants I’ve seen whilst walking and climbing in the Costa Blanca mountains recently.   With it being winter, I am always surprised at how many plants I come across which are in flower.  The best surprises have been found on rocky ridges or rock faces such as this pretty plant, Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia Maritima) which we saw on El Realets Ridge.

    lobularia maritima - el realets ridge costa blanca

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     The Friars Cowl (Arisarum Vulgare) is quite a common plant to the Mediterranean with shiny heart shaped leaves and striking flower head.   You can see why it gets its name!

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    Spanish Broom (Spartium junceum).  Again, a fairly common plant in Costa Blanca but it’s unusual to see them in bloom at this time of year.  This one was at the top of the Toix ridge where we were climbing.

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    Strawberry Tree (Arbetus Uneda)  This is one I saw last year, fruiting and flowering at the same time.

  4. New Wind Sculptures - the Wisley and the Versaille

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    We have now added two more models to our collection of beautiful and innovative wind sculptures - the Wisley and the Versaille.
    Wind sculptures have been our fastest selling products this year, and apart from the Hampton which is due back in stock in January, we have good stock levels of all models. 

    These popular items make great statement pieces for the garden and if you're looking for an unusual gift then look no further!   

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    Wisley Wind Sculpture - £62

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    Versaille Wind Sculpture - £90                                   

  5. A little bit of publicity in the Daily Mail Weekend Magazine

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    Our Garden Clock and Thermometer was featured in yesterday's Daily Mail Weekend magazine!

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    It was in the weekly gardening section 'Things to do this week' column, right next to Monty Don's article on carnivorous plants (well worth a read)!
    We've sold lots already and have more stock coming in this week to keep up with the demand. 

    A great idea if you're looking for a Christmas present for a gardener.