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Basingstoke show home offers interior design inspiration to house hunters

A brand new David Wilson show home which recently launched in Basingstoke is giving Hampshire homebuyers interior design inspiration for their own properties. The Peechtree style home at Gillies Meadow has been skilfully fashioned to suit family living, offering spacious rooms in a property that gives buyers a chance to put their own stamp on […]

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House builder calls upon Santa to ensure local children are on his list

The housebuilder behind brand new communities in Hampshire is taking action to ensure its homes are on Santa’s radar this Christmas.

David Wilson Homes, which is bringing new homes to the area …

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Gifts for Everyone- Two legs and four

Fart Blaster

This rude, crude and incredible fun gadget has four outrageous sound effects that are easily operated with the press of the nozzle.

Beer Freezer Pint Glass

No room in …

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What does your Christmas tree say about you?

Millions of trees are sold each year, but can they be linked to your personality?

The Natural Wholesome Tree Lover

With abundant dark green foliage and often decorated in traditional red, gr …

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Don’t leaf it to the last minute, prepare your garden for winter

New homeowners in Berkshire are being encouraged to give wildlife a helping hand through the harsh winter months by preparing their gardens for the cold weather.

David Wilson Homes has teamed up …

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National Tree Week

November 25th marks the start of National Tree Week, which in turn marks the start of the tree-planting season.

Considering that most of us in the UK have fairly small plots we do love our trees. …

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Allotment awards winners 2017

Following allotment visits at Newbury’s six allotment sites by Councillors earlier in the year, Newbury Town Council presented awards to tenants who were judged to have kept the best allotment plots …

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NEWBURY IN BLOOM JUDGING 2017

Newbury in Bloom judges has now visited all of the 42 entries received from local businesses, primary schools, places of worship, allotments, community projects and almshouses.

Councillor Sarah Gre …

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Is International Property a solid investment?

“May you live in interesting times”, so goes the supposed Chinese anti-proverb. The implication being that ‘interesting’ is the direct opposite of stable, harmonious and peaceful.

And indee …

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Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle stems emerge from the ground and grow slowly upwards until they find something around which to twine. At this point they romp away, scrambling up frameworks or trees decorating them with s …

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Take a Seat

This year I decided to buy an all-weather seat for my garden.
Bizarrely I didn’t actually have a permanent place to sit where I could admire my hard work.
There is an art to choosing and placing g …

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Jobs for June

There’s always something to be doing in the garden, whether it’s pruning, tidying or sowing, here are my tips for June.
Cutting back growth in hanging baskets can encourage new flowers and foliage an …

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Blooming Baskets!

The secret to growing a successful basket lays both in the way it’s planted but also in sensible aftercare.

Plant the basket with bedding plants at the beginning of May but don’t plant them out …

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Fuchsia Perfect

I love hardy fuchsias. They are some of the most rewarding plants to grow. They are easy to propagate, flower well and are not the least bit temperamental.

They are named after a 16th Century Germa …

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Step by step guide to a listed property Spring Health Check

Spring is the ideal time to take stock, to get out and check the condition of your listed building, and identify any maintenance that is required. The exterior of your building may have taken a batter …

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History repeats itself with a modern colour twist

WHILE Spring is the time to look forward, to clear the clutter and cobwebs away from our homes, this seasons decorating trends are harking towards a bygone era.

According to the experts at Crown De …

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Beautiful Birds

In the depth of winter garden birds bring us so much pleasure. Squabbling on feeders, their colours and songs brighten gloomy days.
The Big Garden Bird watch on January 28th and 29th.
Birds play a …

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Reputable Letting Agent

With so many legislative changes in the private rental sector, it has never been more important for you to have a reputable Letting Agent looking after your interests

Naturally, you may think we wi …

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Smart Ways to Keep your Empty House Secure this Season

Empty houses and piles of Christmas presents make December and January the months you’re most likely to be a burglary victim.

Homes across the UK are already filling up with presents while famili …

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How to Choose a Tradesman

Many years ago, the house I lived in developed a small wet patch in the dining room. We called out two plumbers to give us a quote. The first told us the drive needed digging up and that the total rep …

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