Ester and Erik candles are elegant and stylish but also burn more evenly and longer than cheaper options. We also stock locally made Noble Bee beeswax candles from Hythe, Hampshire.  Each candle is themed on a local area. Cornish made St Eval candles in many styles and fragrances. Mabel and Alma have now introduced hand…

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We are pleased to offer our fabulous Sunday Roasts again from Sunday 1st November. We do get very busy and recommend that you book a table. To see our menu click here. To book a table click here.

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Shopping locally is much nicer than battling the crowds at a large shopping complex, especially during these challenging times. By spending money with local businesses you are paying for a friend or a neighbour’s salary. Local independent shops have locally-produced items which aren’t available elsewhere. At Fairweather’s we support local artists and designers. Mabel &…

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There is so much to do in December – presents, parties and delving into the tub of chocolates you have been patiently waiting to open! Don’t feel guilty this time, did you know the colourful wrappers of Quality Street sweets are compostable? They are made from cellulose, derived from wood pulp, so rather than chuck…

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November is a perfect time to plant a tree, when dormant the tree will establish more successfully than during summer. Now is a good time to wash, dry and store any used pots, seed trays and containers to remove overwintering pests and diseases that may infect your plants next year. Whilst you have your tidying…

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In late October, cut back asparagus stalks to the ground. Mulch 3 to 4 inches with well rotted manure. Prepare your vegetable beds for spring by removing all debris and digging over the plot, leaving the soil open so the frost can get into the soil. Cover with well rotted manure. Lift and store Begonia,…

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Plant out wallflowers and tulips now for a wonderful combination of spring colour. Divide and replant perennials to ease any congested areas. Continue sowing hardy annuals for early flowering next year – Calendula, Centaurea, Papaver rhoeas, Papaver somniferum, and Scabious can all be direct sown now. Remember to keep them weed free as they germinate.…

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Water in the morning and evening, trying to avoid wasting too much water on leaves. Using a soak hose ensures water is deposited next to the roots. Cut back perennials that have finished flowering to help them recover from the drought. Cut back Lavender leaving at least 2 pairs of leaves below the point you…

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Continue to plant half-hardy annuals such as Cosmos, Nicotianas, Zinnias and Cleomes for autumn colour. Prune English Lavender that has flowered in June. Remove stems leaving 2/3 pairs of leaves below the cut. Early flowering Geraniums like ‘Sabani Blue’ and ‘Johnsons Blue’ can be cut back to the ground and fed with Chicken Pellets to…

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Thin out hardy annuals leaving 30cm between plants to allow them to develop fully. Provide pea sticks as support for Cornflowers and Ammi. Sow Wallflowers and honesty for flowering next spring. Mulch borders with bark to reduce water evaporation. Stake and tie up taller perennials such as Delphiniums and Peonies. Divide Primulas, Primroses and Cowslips.…

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