Our Gardening Year – A Journey Around Some English Gardens

Our gardening year begins with this magnificent display of daffodils, which herald the arrival of spring in the UK.

SPRING

This field, near Whitegate in North Cheshire, was once a daffodil farm. Now it is opened to raise money for worthwhile causes. (Early April).

Ian Clarke

Daffodil field, Whitegate. Ian Clarke

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Old Crocks Presents…Just For Her


Here are some great presents for the woman who has everything

It would take ages to find these items in the shops

So we have personally selected them for you….it will save you heaps of time.

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Scented Wine Bottle Candle

Burn time 80+ hours

Natural soya wax

Recycled, flame polished wine bottle

 

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Old Crocks Presents….Just For Him

Here are some great presents for the man who already has everything!

It would take ages to find these items in the shops

So we have personally selected them for you….it will save you heaps of time.

Click on any product image to view further details and make a purchase.

 

Heavy Duty 7-in-1 Tool

Manufactured from stainless steel

Complete with canvas type pouch

Includes wrench, hammer, knife and combination pliers

Also has a saw, slotted screwdriver and a file

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Would Your Neighbourhood Benefit From A Community Shop?

Overview Of Community Shops

Community shops are springing up all over the country. Why is this? Many of our villages have become commuter dormitories for nearby towns, where villagers do most of their shopping.

Not so long ago, the village shop provided essential services at the heart of a vibrant local community. But many shops are closing….the figures speak for themselves with about 400 privately owned village shops putting up their shutters for good each year.

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My 20 Best Online Tools To Boost Retirement Income

I can vouch for the effectiveness of these online tools in boosting my retirement income as I have used all of them myself. Many of the tools are entirely free or offer a trial period.

In some cases I have included a link to a YouTube explanatory video. YouTube is a useful tool in its own right, as you can find information on practically anything.

So here is my current top twenty…….

 

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