Snippets of life: Heather.

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They lay on their heathery beds and listened to all the sounds of the night. They heard the little grunt of a hedgehog going by. They saw the flicker of bats overhead. They smelt the drifting scent of honeysuckle, and the delicious smell of wild thyme crushed under their bodies. A reed-warbler sang a beautiful little song in the reeds below, and then another answered.
— Enid Blyton, The Secret Island

165. How Does Your Garden Grow? Chawton House Library & Gardens

165. How Does Your Garden Grow? Chawton House Library & Gardens

The Gardens include: a terrace (inspired by Edwin Lutyens), English memorial rose garden, a walled garden containing fruit, vegetables, herbs & flowers, a Wilderness with paths to explore, a Fernery and lawns with a Ha-Ha.

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Independent Magazine Swap

Independent Magazine Swap

These magazines I can never throw away, for to me there are just the same as books, a thing of physical beauty to be treasured, to come back to and enjoy time and time again. But my bookcase groans, I can't bear to throw any away but I would love to discover new reads, and so I wondered if anyone would be up for a magazine swap?

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Features: Upton House & Gardens

Features: Upton House & Gardens

In 1939 the owners of Upton House moved out and their family-owned bank moved in. Driven by the need to protect bank staff and assets from the London air raids, M. Samuel & Co., moved into the house for the duration of the Second World War. When you visit Upton House you join that story and step back in time to see how the bank staff lived and worked in their new surroundings.

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