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Enlighten your garden with Owl Lighting

You've ordered a brand new Alitex glasshouse and are turning your thoughts to decorating it. Chances are one of the things you are most looking forward to is savouring the new experience in your garden... whatever the weather. We invest a lot of...More >
Tags: garden lighting, Owl Lighting, greenhouse, conservatory, garden, outdoor lighting, garden design tips
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Stir up sunday: Christmas cake

Stir Up Sunday: Christmas Cake Recipe

This weekend we're looking forward to 'Stir Up Sunday'. As the last Sunday before advent, it is traditionally kept free for the family to take part in stirring the Christmas pudding and cake. This tradition is said to have been introduced by Prince...More >
Tags: christmas cake, stir up sunday, weekend, Recipe, christmas pudding
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Mottisfont at The Pig near Bath

Alitex at The Pig near Bath

Last week we visited The Pig near Bath to see how our Mottisfont greenhouse was settling in. The greenhouse, one from our National Trust Collection , was first built at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016. It was then 'rehomed' in the kitchen garden...More >
Tags: the pig near bath, kitchen garden, greenhouse, national trust, Mottisfont
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What challenges an English Gardener?

My name is Birgit Bayer, I'm a Garden Designer with all of my heart and soul. I trained in the UK and fell in love with the country whilst I lived there. Unfortunately, I have moved back to Germany for family reasons but have chosen this opportunity...More >
Tags: Guest blog, Birgit Bayer, plant care, gardens, RHS Hampton Court
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Venus flytrap

Halloween Special: Carnivorous Plants

Thinking outside the box this Halloween, we've stepped away from carving the pumpkin (for now) and found the perfect centrepiece, the Venus flytrap, our guests won't be the only ones enjoying their dinner! It's the ideal spooky addition and an adept...More >
Tags: Halloween, venus flytrap, pitcher plant, witches brew, carnivorous plants, decorations
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Autumn Recipe: Pumpkin Soup

There's always a glut of pumpkins to use up this time of year. We love to make a big batch of soup which sees us through our weekday lunches. When you're scooping out the lovely pumpkin flesh for this recipe, don't get rid of the pumpkin seeds; they...More >
Tags: pumpkin soup, autumn, Recipe, alitex
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pumpkin patch

Do you love Autumn?

What's not to love about the arrival of autumn? For us it's the shiny conkers, those bright fiery leaves, the warming dinners and lighting the fire for those chilly evenings. But, there's more to autumn than the change in weather and season, we're...More >
Tags: conservatory, paint, Marston and Langinger, Marston and Langinger Paint, autumn, Halloween, pumpkins
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Winter Salad

Autumn in the Kitchen Garden

Often people think of Autumn as a time to reflect on the highlights of summer and prepare the garden to rest over winter. It's time to make the most of the glut of crops we've tendered through the summer months; apples and pears, pumpkins and...More >
Tags: jack lindfield, Guest blog, kitchen garden, autumn in the kitchen garden, autumn vegetables, autumn salad, courgette, marrow, lettuce, root veg, the pig hotel
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