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CHILLI ON THE HORIZON: A TRIP TO THE THEATRE ANYONE?
Chilli Fiesta 2015 / Events / Summer

CHILLI ON THE HORIZON: A TRIP TO THE THEATRE ANYONE?

It’s nearly here! With the West Dean Chilli Fiesta just around the corner and celebrating its 20th year of scorching the tongues of countless iron stomached patrons young and old, what better way to begin our build-up of one of the biggest and best chili festivals in our green…(yellow and red)…pleasant land, than with a comprehensive … Continue reading

Mark Diacono has the builders in
Guest bloggers / Kitchen Garden

Mark Diacono has the builders in

So, after all the planning processes and architect’s meetings, it looks like the creation of the Otter Farm Kitchen Garden School will begin this summer. It’s hard to imagine diggers, cranes, be-hatted builders and daily deliveries will soon be busying over this space, but hopefully they will. A mobile home, much noise and considerable dust … Continue reading

Summer fireworks – hardy annuals
Flower borders / Hardy annuals

Summer fireworks – hardy annuals

Any group of plants that combines a cheerful, floriferous disposition with ease of culture should be hugely popular. But somehow annuals are still associated with those vast, formal bedding schemes, so popular with our Victorian forebears and whose dying embers linger on in the truncated tradition of “bedding out” in public parks. Unsurprisingly this has … Continue reading