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Contents<br />

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Maggie Alderson finds unique<br />

properties on the market now<br />


The latest news and events<br />


Once a convent, once a school,<br />

once part of a mansion,<br />

now a chic family home<br />


Make your home too cool for<br />

school with our furniture picks<br />


Three auctioneers reminisce<br />

about their most memorable sales<br />


A refreshing and charming<br />

30s Arts & Crafts house<br />


Steal some Green and<br />

Pleasant styling for yourself<br />

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121<br />


A master-class in styling prints<br />


Josephine Fairley recommends<br />

make-up for ageing skin<br />


Tips for post-hoilday skin care<br />



Sarah Maxwell explores<br />

water for wellbeing<br />



Nicci Gurr’s mediterranean<br />

recipes for sensational<br />

summer dining<br />


Veg garden stars for<br />

later in the season<br />


Sue Whigham’s autumn<br />

garden advice<br />

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A WISE MOVE?<br />

How older family members<br />

can help younger ones onto<br />

the property ladder<br />

PLAY & LEARN<br />

We explore why fun is important to<br />

child development with Hilary Wilce<br />

WHAT’S ON<br />

Your guide for what to do in <strong>August</strong><br />


Win a ZWILLING 8-piece knife<br />

block and a cookery course for<br />

two with Kent Cookery School<br />


Jane Howard on her marvellous<br />

wildflower meadow<br />


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PLOT OR NOT?<br />

If you think your land or property has development potential,<br />

why not give us a call without obligation and in confidence.<br />


Many of our clients retain our services and, in the majority of<br />

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Out of the<br />

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Redwood<br />

The dream: This characterful halftimbered<br />

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Special features: The superb pool<br />

complex is attached to the house by<br />

a corridor and there is a lovely tripleaspect<br />

study, with leaded windows,<br />

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Pleasing details: The first house we have<br />

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Should be compulsory in all homes.<br />

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£1,175,000<br />

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Has Whiskey become a better investment than<br />

Gold, Property and Stocks? Find out the answers...<br />

This headline is likely to ruffle<br />

a few feathers from avid<br />

investors in gold, property and<br />

stocks, but casks of whiskey<br />

are fast becoming the go-to<br />

investment for people looking to hedge<br />

against inflation and the uncertainties of<br />

the financial markets.<br />

Knight Frank has included whiskey in its<br />

wealth report for the first time in <strong>2019</strong>; a key<br />

indicator that this asset class is favourable<br />

with HNWI & UHNWI who are securing<br />

their wealth by owning casks of whiskey.<br />

This is not about being speculative and<br />

buying rare bottles of whiskey in the hope<br />

they go up in price. That style of investing<br />

requires skill and knowledge of the market<br />

whilst still being a gamble. This article is<br />

specifically about owning casks of whiskey.<br />


You buy casks of whiskey straight off the<br />

still. Because the whiskey is brand new, it<br />

hasn’t aged and therefore is far most cost<br />

effective. Whiskey must be at least three<br />

years old to be bottled and sold, and most<br />

would agree at least five + years old to be<br />

desirable and palatable enough to drink. The<br />

cost of maturation over five years can hurt<br />

distilleries, as it is quite a capital-intensive<br />

model.<br />

Some distilleries, therefore, opt to sell<br />

a small percentage of their whiskey right<br />

off the stills. They do this to cover running<br />

costs while the rest of their production<br />

matures over five years or longer. This opens<br />

up a great opportunity for investors to buy<br />

off the stills and hold for those five years,<br />

then releasing at a profit.<br />



Unlike most commodities, whiskey<br />

increases in quality and value as it matures.<br />

Its price increase is inevitable over time.<br />

It doesn’t tend to suffer the highs and<br />

lows of financial markets and it’s also a<br />

major exported product, where demand<br />

significantly outstrips supply.<br />

The Irish variety is the fastest- growing,<br />

brown spirit in the world. The International<br />

Wine & Spirit Record (IWSR), which is<br />

the global benchmark for alcohol data<br />

and intelligence, shows the growth of<br />

Irish whiskey will continue to outstrip<br />

that of Scotch and Bourbon for at least<br />

another ten years. What’s more, it has been<br />

outperforming both for the last twenty<br />

years. The Irish Whiskey Association<br />

(IWA) echoes the same data and statistics<br />

and predicts the rise to continue, as Irish<br />

whiskey comes back to where it once was on<br />

a global stage.<br />

So, Irish whiskey specifically offers a mix<br />

of stability and huge growth upside. The<br />

Whiskey industry in Ireland is set to soar<br />

above €1 billion euros per annum — which<br />

is predicted to double again by 2030. There<br />

simply isn’t enough mature Irish whiskey<br />

available to supply the demands of the<br />

market today — and especially not in five or<br />

ten years time.<br />

Join a growing number of <strong>Surrey</strong> residents<br />

who are choosing to secure their wealth with<br />

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Based in the centre of Richmond the club<br />

offers private clients the opportunity to<br />

invest in casks of Irish, Scotch or Bourbon<br />

Whiskey. The casks mature and increase<br />

in value over time, while safely secured in<br />

government-controlled bonded warehouses.<br />

Investors are seeing returns above 12%<br />

per annum with little downside risk as all<br />

casks are fully insured against fire, theft, etc.<br />

Single casks of Irish whiskey are being<br />

sold for between €5,500 and €7,850 by<br />

competitors. The model at Whiskey &<br />

Wealth Club is based on small margin,<br />

high volume. For an equivalent cask from<br />

the same distilleries, it buys in bulk and<br />

can sell to its clients for only €2,900 a<br />

cask. However, it requires a purchase<br />

of at least one pallet (6 casks) or more.<br />

This includes five years of storage and<br />

bonded warehousing fees, plus five years<br />

of insurance. Annual returns are being<br />

achieved above 12% and as high as 54.5% a<br />

year, depending on an investor’s chosen exit<br />

strategy.<br />



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What to do and see near you this month<br />



Who doesn’t love a new shopping destination? Not a moment too<br />

soon for summer garden furniture shopping, Bridgman have<br />

unveiled a brand new 3,000 square foot Showroom.<br />

At almost double the size of their previous <strong>Surrey</strong><br />

store, this new space is a great spot to explore<br />

your options for home and garden furniture<br />

and seek out inspiration. Rattan, sleek and<br />

minimalist or classic and timeless, their<br />

outdoor furniture is well worth a look (our<br />

regular readers will know their stuff can often<br />

be found in our pages), and there are also some<br />

great bargains to be had. You can find<br />

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The Epsom Trainers’ Open Day<br />

on Monday 26 <strong>August</strong> is an<br />

opportunity to go behind the scenes<br />

of the local racing yards at Epsom<br />

Racecourse. Plus there will also be<br />

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Pride is coming<br />

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out your spangliest, glitteriest,<br />

most fabulous outfit, get yourself<br />

a rainbow flag and come out to<br />

support LGBT+ culture and rights<br />

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Woking Town on Saturday 10<br />

<strong>August</strong> to catch the parade and<br />

then head over to Woking Park<br />

for a celebration of all things<br />

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A festival with a real classic<br />

British spirit. Politeness,<br />

kindness and cleanliness rule at<br />

this family friendly celebration of<br />

music and good times in the summer<br />

sun. Dancing Daleks, laserquest, a light<br />

railway train, a museum, axe throwing,<br />

morris dancing and psychedelic dip body<br />

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From prosecco to paella, Indian to ice cream.<br />

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all in the glorious setting of the historical Hampton<br />

Court Palace. Feast on delicious street food and<br />

insta-worthy cocktails, explore the gardens and<br />

maze, and learn something new with masterclasses<br />

and cookery demos. Foodie fun for the whole<br />

family. The festival will run from Saturday 24<br />

to Monday 26 <strong>August</strong>.<br />

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art, the attractions are completely wall but they somehow come together to<br />

create a colourful cocktail of a community that<br />

just works. It’s Friday 16 to Sunday 18 <strong>August</strong> at<br />

off-the-<br />

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Chertsey Show<br />

A great day out for all the family, and the only traditional<br />

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aims to raise awareness of farming and growing with<br />

arena events, demonstrations of countryside skills, farm and<br />

domestic animals, horticultural and floral tents, traditional crafts,<br />

shopping stalls and the Chertsey Horse Show and Companion Dog<br />

Show. The show will be at the Show Ground on Mead Lane, Chertsey<br />

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castle for a one day course on flowers, pollination<br />

and fertilisation. The course will be on Friday 30<br />

<strong>August</strong> and is perfect for those looking to expand<br />

their horticultural horizons. hevercastle.co.uk<br />

Visit Kempton Park Racecourse this month for a real hidden gem<br />

of an Antiques Fair. Often gracing the pages of elite blogs and<br />

magazines, Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park is a go-to<br />

source of inspiration for many of Europe’s top design houses, film<br />

studios and ‘London’s finest’. It’s like a hybrid mix of your favourite<br />

vintage store, a Parisian flea market and a secret off-the-beaten-track<br />

furniture shop, albeit with over 800 European traders stocking<br />

antiques, collectables, vintage items, fashion and retro goods.<br />

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Editor’s<br />

Letter<br />

Some of the most striking shots from this month’s interiors<br />

include a splash of one of my favourite colours – zesty<br />

yellow. It adds an uplifting summery vibe to both houses<br />

and is an accent that fits perfectly with pale and deep hues alike.<br />

Continuing with the sunny theme, Kate Watts collates chic<br />

holiday style with a focus on prints and chef Nicci Gurr creates<br />

three dishes that epitomise the simple pleasure of outside dining.<br />

Step into the vegetable garden with Jo Arnell, as she describes<br />

how to soak up every second of sunshine with late crops to<br />

plant out, whilst Sue Whigham picks the prettiest blooms that<br />

will keep dishing out vibrant colour throughout autumn.<br />

If bold botanicals are your thing, be sure to make a note<br />

of Leeds Castle’s Festival of Flowers (14th–19th September).<br />

You’ll find a truly impressive lineup of internationally award<br />

winning floral designers who will be taking over the castle rooms<br />

with magical arrangements to celebrate the 900th anniversary<br />

of the castle. Book your tickets online at leeds-castle.com.<br />

Elsewhere, turn to our <strong>Restoration</strong> & <strong>New</strong> <strong>Build</strong> Supplement<br />

for an overview of the freshest local new builds, plus advice on<br />

planning, choosing windows, the latest paint colours and flooring.<br />

In other news, SH journalist Maggie Alderson’s latest novel is out<br />

now! It’s set partly in Cranbrook, in a (fictional) architectural salvage<br />

yard owned by Tessa one of three sisters. Her sister Rachel works in<br />

London at a PR agency and Natasha is a make up artist in <strong>New</strong> York.<br />

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Previous pages: A cosy sitting room, used as a games room, features the original Delft tiles<br />

around the fireplace and stone-mullioned windows; opposite the fireplace, a refectory table<br />

provides the perfect place to set up a Monopoly board Above: At the other end of the<br />

house, a huge sitting room with French windows provides views of the lovely garden<br />

When you’ve lived somewhere for a while<br />

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past frequently that always catch your<br />

eye and make you wonder: what’s it like in there?<br />

For years now I’ve driven past a grey stone<br />

compound on Hastings’ northern limit, longing<br />

for a peep <strong>inside</strong> the intriguing line of roofs,<br />

gables and chimneys forming an almost circular<br />

arrangement of buildings behind high stone walls.<br />

I knew it had once been a convent and was<br />

now residential, but what and how and when<br />

and whom? And who lives there now? So it was<br />

with great excitement that I drove <strong>inside</strong> those<br />

walls and drew up outside to meet the owner of<br />

one of what is now seven dwellings on the site.<br />

And when Juliet Maingay-Cooper showed <br />

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This page: An usually long corridor is strung<br />

with coloured corded lighting cables from<br />

Dyke & Dean in Hastings<br />

me <strong>inside</strong> the house she shares with partner<br />

Jake Mintrim and their two daughters,<br />

my years of curiosity proved to be more<br />

than justified. The house is even more<br />

intriguing once you get <strong>inside</strong> it, with the<br />

family’s original style – and Jake’s skills as a<br />

landscape gardener – greatly adding to it.<br />

The first area you step into is an unusually<br />

long corridor with a striking arch at one<br />

end and high windows on the outside facing<br />

front door side. Adding to the drama the<br />

walls are painted black for about 40cm from<br />

the bottom, drawing the eye along. Above,<br />

coloured corded lighting cables are looped<br />

along the length of it, almost like bunting.<br />

“It’s a very long corridor,” said Juliet, “so<br />

I wanted to make something of it.”<br />

Walking to the left you come to the very lofty<br />

stairwell, opening up to a gallery on the first<br />

floor, where the looped, coloured cables – from<br />

Dyke & Dean in Hastings – are strung across<br />

the void as though ready for a circus trapeze act.<br />

The scale enhanced further by two extra large<br />

frames, one containing an old film poster found<br />

in another Hastings resource – one of the many<br />

brilliant junk emporia – the other a collage of<br />

Cuban posters from a book, which Juliet had<br />

framed together. “There’s so much space we<br />

thought we should have fun with it,” she says.<br />

All these clever details make it clear that<br />

Juliet and Jake were not at all daunted by<br />

the scale and special character of the house<br />

– even though they moved there from a<br />

two-bedroom flat in London’s Willesden.<br />

Sitting on mixed vintage chairs at<br />

the – genuine – marble-topped Saarinen<br />

pedestal table in the kitchen, Juliet tells<br />

me how they came to make it home.<br />

“We made the move four and a half years<br />

ago, when the girls were eight and five. I was<br />

born and bred in Willesden Green, but I knew<br />

this area because my grandparents lived in<br />

Winchelsea and I have family in Tenterden.<br />

“We love how close the real countryside is<br />

and the beach. It’s a great place for the kids<br />

and it’s a good commute up to London from<br />

Battle, only a 10-minute drive, which I need<br />

because I still go back up two days a week<br />

to my business. I run the Pitta Patta Dance<br />

School in Primrose Hill, teaching all different<br />

styles of dance for children up to 17 years.”<br />

But as well as the convenience and<br />

adjacent attractions, it was the quirky town <br />


This page: In one corner of the kitchen a funky<br />

bright-red vintage chair and lamp with a 1970s<br />

psychedelic print lampshade sit below a boldly<br />

coloured painting by Juliet’s mother on the wall<br />

itself that was right for the family. “It was an adventure to<br />

move here – people in Hastings don’t follow the rules.”<br />

And Juliet had an instant intro to that unconventional<br />

Hastings creative community, via Sam Bruce, owner of<br />

the fabulous In House Junkie online store for wonderful<br />

one-off decorative pieces. Her house was featured in<br />

Wealden Times / <strong>Surrey</strong> <strong>Homes</strong> June 2018 and her<br />

name comes up frequently as a source of wonderful<br />

items in many of the magazine’s featured houses.<br />

“I met Sam in London at a playgroup,” says Juliet. “We have<br />

kids of the same age. Then she moved to Tunbridge Wells and<br />

I moved to Hastings, but Sam’s mum Helen Bartlett lives here<br />

and Sam used to have her shop in St Leonards. So she was<br />

our intro to Hastings and the edgy, artistic, lovely people.”<br />

And handily, considering the number and scale of<br />

the windows in Holmhurst, Helen makes wonderful<br />

curtains – she’s made all of them for Juliet. But<br />

more of the soft furnishings to come, there’s plenty<br />

to look at in the first room we come to.<br />

Designed by Juliet and Jake, the working part of the<br />

kitchen is confined to one wall with cupboards in the most<br />

appealing dusty pink, with a geometric pattern in copper<br />

a feature on some of the doors and copper handles. The<br />

worktop is poured concrete and the wall lights are from<br />

eBay – but shift up one level above the white subway<br />

splashback tiles and a bold painting shifts the mood of the<br />

room from purely functional, to more of a hang out space.<br />

Which is exactly what you see when you turn around and<br />

take in the funky bright-red vintage chair and lamp with<br />

an outrageous 1970s psychedelic print lampshade, with a<br />

boldly coloured painting by Juliet’s mother on the wall.<br />

The tiles on the kitchen floor are from Lewes tile<br />

company Material Plans, put in by Jake – which is<br />

how they both like to do things. “We come up with<br />

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Above: The working part of the kitchen is confined to one wall with cupboards painted a dusty pink, some with a geometric pattern<br />

in copper. The worktop is poured concrete and the wall lights are from eBay<br />

the ideas together and then Jake does the work.”<br />

To see more of what Jake does, we head out of the<br />

kitchen through a large glass door into the garden, where a<br />

terrace runs along, with a lovely old stone arch to the right<br />

and a splendid old wellhead in the centre of the lawn.<br />

I didn’t know it while I was looking at this lovely artefact,<br />

but it’s actually a key to the history of this whole group<br />

of buildings – which I have since unearthed online.<br />

The wellhead is from Venice, brought over by the<br />

eminent Victorian travel writer <strong>August</strong>us Hare. It forms<br />

a centrepiece in the garden of the mansion he built here,<br />

extending from existing buildings dating back to the<br />

16th and 18th centuries, with the money made from<br />

his very successful series of illustrated travel guides.<br />

He noted in his journal: ‘It is an early Venetian font<br />

or wellhead, which came from one of the houses pulled<br />

down when the new street was made from S. Moise<br />

to S. Marco. It is not later than 12th century.’<br />

So a pretty amazing thing to have in your garden –<br />

and how fitting that it should now belong to someone<br />

whose profession is making the most of outdoor<br />

spaces, which Jake has done so cleverly here.<br />

Solving the topographical problem of near vertical<br />

slopes, which affects so many Hastings gardens,<br />

as the town is built over a series of hills, Jake has<br />

created a flat lawn which leads onto a large deck.<br />

It’s immediately clear what a great entertaining space<br />

this is, high up so it gets the sun and with lovely views<br />

looking out over an adjacent tract of ancient woodland,<br />

set off by a thicket of giant bamboo that was already there.<br />

Crucially, Jake has treated the wood of the deck so it doesn’t<br />

become a slippery death trap in damp British weather.<br />

Next to it is a splendid border, designed by Juliet’s mother<br />

and stocked as advised by eminent garden designer<br />

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This page: The lofty stairwell opens up to a gallery on the first floor, where more coloured cables from Dyke & Dean are strung across<br />

the void. Two extra large frames, one containing an old film poster, the other a collage of Cuban posters from a book, hang on the walls<br />

Tony Howard, of Harborough Nurseries, who Jake works<br />

with on landscaping projects. The lovely magnolia tree<br />

next to the wellhead was already perfectly in place.<br />

The garden has a very special contemplative air – perhaps<br />

enhanced by the nuns’ graveyard, which is still there in<br />

another area, through the stone arch – and appreciating<br />

its huge potential was one of the many things that attracted<br />

Juliet and Jake to the property when they first came along<br />

to view it.<br />

“We weren’t going to look at the house when we first<br />

saw the listing, because it was attached on both sides,<br />

but when we did we couldn’t believe it. The garden was<br />

in a state of rack and ruin, which apparently put other<br />

potential buyers off, but for us it was an opportunity.”<br />

After the garden tour, we head back into the house<br />

via a French window, which is – although, once<br />

again, I didn’t know it at the time – a clue to the next<br />

stage of Holmhurst’s history, when in the early 20th<br />

century the house became a convent and school.<br />

With <strong>August</strong>us Hare long departed from this<br />

world, it was by then a ruin, but that didn’t put<br />

off the redoubtable Mother Mary Agnes, founder<br />

of the Community of the Holy Family, at all.<br />

An Italiophile, like Mr Hare, she loved the ruined<br />

building because she appreciated the way he had attempted<br />

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This page: A generously proportioned room is now used as<br />

a guest bedroom. Translucent linen blinds keep the space<br />

light and airy and accents of black, pink and gold contrast<br />

with the pale walls and carpet<br />

was the perfect place to found a school dedicated<br />

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a few decades on, was called Joanna Lumley.<br />

The huge sitting room Juliet and I have stepped<br />

into – through one of the three French windows in the<br />

bay, each topped with another multi-paned window,<br />

drenching the space in light and views of the lovely<br />

garden – was once called the Edgeworth classroom.<br />

Although it is hard to imagine, with that enticing<br />

outlook, how any of the girls ever paid attention.<br />

While it is easy to imagine that huge room, furnished<br />

to scale with a huge sofa that was very handily given<br />

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party guests, wandering in and out through those<br />

windows, there is another sitting room with a very<br />

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the way along that corridor and through the arch.<br />

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This page: A corner of the master bedroom<br />

special atmosphere. A friend of Juliet’s who attended the<br />

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the atmosphere of joyous refuge remains. “This is the<br />

grown up room, with no TV. We play games in here.”<br />

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Upstairs, the arrangement of space is the same<br />

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This page: Doors from the kitchen lead out into the garden,<br />

where a lovely magnolia tree grows next to the wellhead<br />

can be seen from the huge bed which Jake built. “He’s tall<br />

and has always wanted a bed big enough for him with a<br />

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Like the Snug below, the bedroom has a very<br />

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Juliet’s friend, who was a pupil at the school, told<br />

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<strong>August</strong><br />

Wednesday 7th<br />

Antique &<br />

Collector’s<br />

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Wednesday 21st<br />

Antique &<br />

Collector’s<br />

inc. Silver<br />

Wednesday 21st<br />

Garden Furniture<br />

& Statuary<br />

Thursday 22nd<br />

Militaria, Stamps,<br />

Books & Maps<br />

Friday 23rd<br />

Movie Posters<br />


Wednesday 11th<br />

Jewellery, Watches<br />

& Coins<br />

Thursday 12th<br />

Japanese works<br />

of art<br />

Thursday 12th<br />

Silver & Fine Art<br />

Friday 13th<br />

Antiques, Clocks<br />



Wednesday 2nd<br />

Antique &<br />

Collector’s inc.<br />

Jewellery & Silver<br />

Wednesday 2nd<br />

Toys & Models<br />

Thursday 3rd<br />

Entertainment<br />

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Thursday 3rd<br />

Movie props<br />

Friday 4th<br />

Vintage Posters<br />

Thursday 24th<br />

Decorative Arts<br />

Thursday 24th<br />

Contemporary<br />

Art & Modern<br />

British PAINTINGS<br />


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Antique &<br />

Collector’s<br />

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Thursday 7th<br />

Vintage Fashion,<br />

Textiles & Sewing<br />

Wednesday 27th<br />

Jewellery,<br />

Watches & Coins<br />

Thursday 28th<br />

Silver & Fine Art<br />

Friday 29th<br />

Antiques, Clocks<br />

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Antique &<br />

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Jewellery & Silver<br />

Thursday 19th<br />

Fine Wines & Spirits<br />

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Wednesday 11th<br />

Auction Sale<br />

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Wednesday 16th<br />

Auction Sale of<br />

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Collectors Items<br />


Wednesday 27th<br />

Auction Sale of<br />

Antiques and<br />

Collectors Items<br />

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Wednesday 4th<br />

Old Masters,<br />

British & European<br />

Paintings<br />

Tuesday 17th<br />

The Warner<br />

Collection of<br />

British Delftware<br />

Wednesday 18th<br />

Tribal Art &<br />

Antiquities<br />


Wednesday 2nd<br />

Furniture, Works<br />

of Art & Clocks<br />

Tuesday 15th<br />

English & European<br />

Ceramics & Glass<br />

Wednesday 16th<br />

Design<br />

Tuesday 29th &<br />

Wednesday 30th<br />

Fine Silver &<br />

Objects of Vertu<br />

Thursday 31st<br />

Fine Jewellery<br />

November<br />

Tuesday 12th &<br />

Wednesday 13th<br />

Asian Art, Chinese<br />

Paintings &<br />

Japanese Works<br />

of Art<br />

Wednesday 20th<br />

Medals & Coins,<br />

Arms & Armour<br />

Wednesday 27th<br />

British Art Pottery<br />

December<br />

Wednesday 11th<br />

Modern British &<br />

20th Century Art<br />

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Greenwell recommends using a smaller 2cm (¾-inch) brush,<br />

to apply powder. “This is small enough to make it easy<br />

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And avoid ‘tawny’ shades for cheeks. Adds Ariane: “We<br />

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in our hair but it’s more difficult to notice the change in<br />

the skin so women will often continue using their matte<br />

brown shades, but this will age you. You want that pop of<br />

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because eyes present very different<br />

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feet, others crêpiness or hooded lids.)<br />

My best advice would be to make<br />

like Goldilocks and try out several<br />

different makeover options at your<br />

nearest department store, see which<br />

eye look pushes your buttons, and<br />

try to mimic the technique, then<br />

possibly – deep breath – investing<br />

in those exact products. But unless<br />

you’re 110% happy with what you<br />

see in the mirror, don’t be pressured.<br />

You’ll almost certainly need<br />

to define the shape of your eyes<br />

differently, as you age. ‘Using a dark<br />

powder shadow to create the “crease”<br />

in the socket, as you might have done<br />

when you were 20, just won’t work,”<br />

advises Terry de Gunzburg. Her preferred<br />

technique is a sheer wash of eyeshadow – for<br />

instance, a mushroom-y shade – over the<br />

lid, then focusing on eyeliner and mascara<br />

to frame the eyes. Or try Mary Greenwell’s<br />

approach: she recommends applying a light<br />

toned rose-pink on the bottom half of the<br />

top eyelid (closest to the lashes), to open<br />

up the eye area. And, Mary adds, “Don’t be<br />

frightened to play with shimmer or worry about<br />

highlighting lines and creases. It’s all about<br />

the placement and technique. Matte colours<br />

can sometimes be ageing, whereas shimmer<br />

adds luminosity and softness to the skin.”<br />

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using a mirror that’s a good 60cm away, so she<br />

can gauge the effect from the distance most people<br />

see you from. (Then use a hand mirror while you use<br />

a blender brush to ensure the edges are seamless.)<br />

Don’t let your brows fade away. Oh, this is one of the<br />

biggest ‘age-rs’ of all: Disappearing Brow Syndrome. As the<br />

years roll by, brows become more sparse or go grey, causing<br />

the face to lose definition – because quite simply, brows<br />

are your face ‘architecture’. I often have my brows tinted<br />

(they are literally invisible naturally), and it takes me from<br />

‘Where’s Jo?’ to ‘There’s Jo!’ When the tint fades (as it does<br />

after two weeks), I have an entire arsenal of products to fill<br />

them in. But you need to balance your brows with your<br />

eye make-up. More on your eyes means subtler brows’ less<br />

eye make-up means that you can play up your brows.<br />

Eyebrow product preference is incredibly personal. Today<br />

there are powders, gels, pencils, in many different shades.<br />

So I honestly cannot recommend too highly that you<br />

take yourself off to a Benefit counter – they’re the ‘brow<br />

kings’ – and ask a consultant there to show you which are<br />

your key products for brow enhancement in their range.<br />

They offer almost a dozen different products and a wide<br />

shade spectrum. Personally I couldn’t live without their<br />

Benefit Gimme Brow, £18, which is a tinted brow gel that<br />

grooms wayward hairs while sweeping on subtle colour, and<br />

Precisely, My Brow!, £21.50 a really fine propelling pencil<br />

for light, feathery strokes – brilliant for filling in gaps.<br />

But a PS: if you powder your face, always brush<br />

brows through afterwards with a brow brush (or an old<br />

toothbrush repurposed for the task); Mary Greenwell<br />

notes: “Otherwise, they can look dusty and dirty. And<br />

‘clean’ brows are very important at this time in life.”<br />

Accentuate your lash-line. Forget liquid liner at this time<br />

in life. It’s fiddly and difficult to get right, even when you’re<br />

twenty-something – never mind when you have to factor in a<br />

slight shake of the hands. Use a liner pencil instead – and as<br />

Mary Greenwell advises, “apply it along the natural lash line,<br />

getting right into the roots of the lashes.” She adds: “When<br />

using an eyeliner, always build the liner up slowly, focusing<br />

on the outer corners of the eyes. Step back and take a second<br />

look, and you can always add more until you’re happy with<br />

the overall shape.” (Echoes of Lulu’s wisdom, above.)<br />

Avoid eyelash clump. The No. 1 Baby Jane/Barbara Cartland<br />

make-up nightmare. Be sure to work the mascara into the<br />

roots of your lashes – try a zig-zaggy movement – because<br />

that’s what really creates the illusion of length. But the big<br />

challenge is that eyelashes tend to become more sparse over<br />

time – hence the risk of spikiness, because there are simply<br />

wider gaps between the lashes. This is the time to get into<br />

the habit (if you haven’t already) of wiping your mascara<br />

wand on a tissue before applying to your eyes. If you do get<br />

clumps, don’t touch them; if you try to wipe mascara away,<br />

your fingers are more likely to push the lashes together. Invest<br />

in what’s called a ‘spool’ brush, which looks like a mascara<br />

wand, to sweep through – or thoroughly wash and dry an old<br />

mascara wand and keep it handy for tarantula emergencies.<br />

Watch – and learn. I’d also point you in the direction<br />

of some fab online tutorials for older faces. Lisa<br />

Eldridge does these particularly well; she has a raft of<br />

watchable and instructive how-to videos on her website<br />

lisaeldridge.com. Prop an iPad up in front of your<br />

mirror, and follow her make-up lessons. Genius.<br />

And remember: less isn’t always more. There’s one<br />

exception to the rule, according to Bobbi Brown.<br />

“If you’ve never worn make-up, it’s never too late<br />

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Holiday skin<br />

Nourishing our skin is always important, never more so than when<br />

we return from a sunny holiday, to prevent dry skin and premature<br />

ageing and to prolong your sun-kissed glow.<br />

Henrietta Norton shares her top 5 tips for post-holiday skin care<br />

A healthy diet will<br />

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A healthy diet will show on the<br />

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Eating seasonal food rich in vitamin<br />

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cells, provide antioxidant protection<br />

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has been exposed to the elements.<br />

Support your levels<br />

of hyaluronic acid<br />

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a gel-like<br />

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HA has a unique ability to retain water<br />

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Always choose products with clean<br />

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and fragrances, phthalates and sodium<br />

lauryl sulfate (SLS), to name a few,<br />

are best avoided. If you are unsure, a<br />

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information about ingredients and how<br />

to make your own simple products.<br />

Herbs for your skin<br />

Gotu kola and ashwagandha are<br />

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We often need time to recover from our<br />

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1. What causes excess weight?<br />

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surroundings. A change in the types of food we eat,<br />

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promotes weight gain.<br />

2. Is excess weight a problem?<br />

Yes, excess weight is a significant contributor to a wide<br />

range of cancers and to other conditions such as type<br />

2 diabetes, hypertension, infertility. Excess weight can<br />

shorten life expectancy.<br />

3. Will diets and exercise programs resolve<br />

excess weight?<br />

This is definitely the first step to take. The most<br />

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Bariatric surgery is a form of treatment for people<br />

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Yes, bariatric surgery is extremely safe. Everything has<br />

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Fitness, Mind & Body<br />

Sarah Maxwell breaks down the sometimes daunting<br />

prospect of exercise into easily manageable activities<br />

that can be slotted into a busy lifestyle<br />

this summer i will be heading<br />

to the beach to reap the many<br />

benefits of the seaside. Fresh<br />

sea air, the sand between your toes<br />

and the ability to switch off from the<br />

stresses of daily life can all contribute<br />

to increased wellbeing – and the<br />

beach itself offers the perfect location<br />

for exercise outside of the gym.<br />

So if you’re going on holiday this<br />

summer, by the sea or pool, use this<br />

opportunity to feel your very best and<br />

increase your wellbeing both physically<br />

and mentally. Kick off your trainers or<br />

sandals and go barefoot, as not only will<br />

this give you a better workout on the sand,<br />

walking on both wet and dry sand will<br />

challenge your body in different ways.<br />

Scientists continually say that it takes<br />

more energy to walk or run on sand<br />

than it does to move at the same pace<br />

on hard surfaces, and that energy is used<br />

to strengthen all the lower body muscles<br />

– especially your calves, quadriceps and<br />

glutes. The drier the sand, the harder it is.<br />

Regular runners may prefer wetter, firmer<br />

sand in order to maintain proper form.<br />

You can also expect to burn a lot<br />

more calories on sand than you would<br />

on hard ground and all the while<br />

you are getting a free foot exfoliation<br />

from being barefoot in the sand!<br />

Walking in the surf: Just walking in<br />

ankle deep water is a great challenge,<br />

working against the ebb and flow of the<br />

tide and you have yourself a great lower<br />

body workout as you engage those core<br />

muscles to stay upright! The deeper you<br />

go the more challenging you can make it.<br />

playing in the waves: Jumping up and<br />

down in the surf is great fun and a<br />

challenge to your entire body. Diving<br />

under waves and swimming against the tide<br />

is a great way to work out, with the ocean<br />

providing extra resistance, working your<br />

muscles and improving your fitness levels<br />

But not only is the beach good for<br />

physical activities it can also help to<br />

increase your mental wellbeing. Spending<br />

time in the sunshine can increase your<br />

levels of vitamin D and research has shown<br />

that this can help to improve calcium<br />

absorption, stress levels and your mood<br />

(an especially great advantage if you find<br />

that family holidays often turn out to be<br />

rather stressful!)<br />

Now we’ve spent all that time in the<br />

water, and by the water, we need to<br />

focus on drinking water! We all know<br />

drinking plenty of water is important,<br />

we all (probably!) know we should be<br />

drinking more than we actually do, but<br />

do you know how crucial water is to<br />

everything that is going on in our bodies?<br />

It helps to flush out waste and bacteria,<br />

it assists in weight management, leads to<br />

increased energy levels and it naturally<br />

plumps and hydrates our skin. This is<br />

particularly so in the warmer weather<br />

when it’s essential to stay hydrated<br />

(even more so if we are exercising)<br />

Learn to listen to your body: yawning<br />

and daytime fatigue can quite often be<br />

signs of dehydration. Often we mistake<br />

this for being hungry, so before you reach<br />

for that sugary snack have a glass of water<br />

first and you will probably find that ‘pang<br />

of hunger’ just disappears! Make carrying<br />

around a water bottle your new habit<br />

and make sure you refill it frequently.<br />

For advice on how to keep safe in the<br />

water this summer, and water safety<br />

in general, see Royal Life Saving<br />

Society UK’s website rlss.org.uk<br />

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multiple award-winning<br />

Fitness and Lifestyle<br />

coach and mum of two<br />

who juggles a lot of balls.<br />

Find out more about<br />

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at sarahmaxwell.com<br />

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Exercise of<br />

the month:<br />

Jumping<br />

Jacks/star<br />

jumps<br />

(In waist<br />

height water<br />

– sea or pool –<br />

or on the sand)<br />

This is a great exercise for<br />

the whole body and much<br />

more fun in the water!<br />

Jump with your legs<br />

apart, at the same time<br />

raise your arms and create<br />

a star shape with your<br />

body. (Keep knees soft<br />

and your core engaged.)<br />

Aim to do 30 seconds;<br />

rest 20 second; repeat 3x.

Serves 6 Prep time: 30 mins<br />

No cooking required<br />

Ingredients<br />

• 600g of 3 dips – hummous,<br />

pesto, tzatziki<br />

• 300g of 3 types of cold cooked<br />

meats – chorizo, ham, chicken<br />

• 600g of 3 types of veg – celery,<br />

carrots, yellow peppers, etc<br />

• 300g of 3 types of fruit – tomatoes,<br />

dried apricots, blackberries<br />

• 300g of 3 types of cheese – cubed<br />

Cheddar, mozzarella balls, Kent Blue<br />

• 300g olives – large green perello<br />

and black marinated, pitted<br />

• 1 x loaf of sourdough bread – we use<br />

Light House Bakery Black Russian<br />

• 600g biscuits for cheese, 3 types –<br />

Bath Oliver, poppyseed, breadsticks<br />

Sharing Platter<br />

Gap filler ideas:<br />

• Vegetable crisps<br />

• Pistachio nuts<br />

• Pretzels<br />

Putting it together<br />

1Begin by choosing a large platter<br />

and using 3 points, start by<br />

placing the elements in all 3 areas.<br />

2Decant your dips into 3 small<br />

bowls and place in a triangle<br />

formation on or near the board.<br />

3Next start with the meats<br />

and snuggle each one<br />

into little mounds.<br />

4Slice the peppers and place near<br />

the first meat you put down.<br />

Baton the carrots and place closely to<br />

the second meat. Wash and cut the<br />

celery into long strips and place into<br />

a glass placing by the third meat.<br />

5Next, put the tomatoes next<br />

to the pepper, the blackerries<br />

next to the batons, and the apricots<br />

next to the glass of celery.<br />

6Using the fruit as a barrier<br />

add the cheese. I like to cube<br />

the cheddar and place near the<br />

pepper, slice the Blue and place<br />

next to the blackberries and put<br />

the mozzarella near the apricots.<br />

7Put the olives into two<br />

bowls or jam jars.<br />

8Now slice your loaf and<br />

arrange your biscuits.<br />

9The final stage is to fill the gaps<br />

with the crisps, nuts and pretzels.<br />

There are no rules here. But<br />

10 this is a guide to variety<br />

and weights. Consider colour and<br />

different heights with the carbs<br />

and seasonality when buying<br />

your vegetables and fruit.

A taste of the<br />

Mediterranean<br />

Nicci Gurr adds a burst of sunshine to outdoor dining with a colourful<br />

selection of dishes that are made for sharing with friends<br />

Words: Nicci Gurr from Home Gurr’own<br />

Photographs: David Merewether<br />

Styling: Lucy Fleming

Serves 6 Prep Time: 40 mins + overnight resting<br />

• 1kg courgettes (grated)<br />

• 2 tsp salt<br />

• 50g grated cheddar<br />

• Salt and freshly ground<br />

pepper for seasoning<br />

• 1 tsp Nigella seeds<br />

• 1 beaten egg<br />

•<br />

For the filo pastry:<br />

• 100g flour<br />

• 50ml hot water<br />

• 30g of hot smoked<br />

rapeseed oil<br />

• 5g salt<br />

Courgette Spanakopita<br />

Courgette Preparation:<br />

1Grate the courgettes<br />

and sprinkle with salt.<br />

Cover with a tea towel and<br />

leave overnight in a colander<br />

with a bowl underneath.<br />

2The next day, submerge<br />

the courgettes in water<br />

to rinse the salt from them.<br />

Then gather in a clean tea<br />

towel and ring out to get<br />

rid of any moisture. Mix<br />

the courgettes with salt and<br />

pepper and grated cheddar.<br />

Method to make filo pastry:<br />

Place the flour, hot water,<br />

hot smoked rapeseed<br />

oil and salt into a mixer<br />

or bowl and stir until<br />

incorporated, then knead<br />

for 5 mins. Cover and rest<br />

overnight in the fridge<br />

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Garden<br />

Late season crops<br />

Jo Arnell proves that, with a little planning, there’s still plenty<br />

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I’m hoping it means you’ve been able to celebrate<br />

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I grow a few stalwarts to last the winter; kale, Swiss chard<br />

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order to provide a decent crop. Short carrots, beetroot, radishes,<br />

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‘Nature abhors a vacuum’ so Aristotle is rumoured to<br />

have said, which when translated to the vegetable garden,<br />

means that any bare soil will be filled immediately –<br />

with weeds. If you are not keen on growing lots more<br />

vegetables this year, then beat nature to it and fill your<br />

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and pests. At this time of the year there are less pressing tasks<br />

elsewhere in the garden, the soil is warm and receptive and<br />

the weather is often kinder too. Let’s get growing (again).<br />

Top: Jo Arnell’s garden at Hornbrook Manor<br />

Above: Rows of lettuces make for a pretty combination of colours<br />

Vegetables to sow in <strong>August</strong><br />

Carrots – try growing short Chantenay,<br />

or Nantes carrots that won’t take as long<br />

to grow as longer roots. These can even<br />

be grown in containers and that way<br />

kept out of reach of pesky carrot flies.<br />

Beetroot – grow some tasty ‘baby’<br />

beets in around 12-14 weeks.<br />

These are best lifted before the<br />

end of the autumn, as they tend to<br />

become woody in cold weather.<br />

Dwarf beans – because these beans<br />

don’t have to spend time climbing up<br />

poles and sticks, they start flowering<br />

and setting pods earlier than climbing<br />

varieties. From an early <strong>August</strong><br />

sowing you could be harvesting green<br />

(or purple) dwarf French beans by<br />

the beginning of October. Don’t<br />

leave sowing any later than this<br />

though, as they are a tender crop<br />

and may be hit by an early frost.<br />

Peas – the quickest peas to grow<br />

are the sugar-snaps and mangetout<br />

varieties, as you are harvesting the<br />

whole pod and not waiting for the<br />

peas <strong>inside</strong> to swell and ripen.<br />

Kale – this is probably one of<br />

my ‘desert island’ vegetables; it<br />

stands tall and impervious to<br />

the winter weather, nutritious to<br />

the end. Protect from pests.<br />

Swiss chard – as beautiful as it is<br />

good for you, chard is available in a<br />

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a white one ‘Fordhook Giant’ may<br />

be the best culinary variety.<br />

Rocket – Reliable, quick (as its<br />

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will also self-seed around the<br />

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Oriental greens – crops like pak choi,<br />

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‘Spark’s Variety’. Anyway, this plant has<br />

a long flowering period and deep purple<br />

hooded flowers. Like most monkshoods,<br />

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shade provided it is provided with a<br />

good fertile soil, which is really the same<br />

for all aconites. Give the plants a good<br />

mulch in the spring to retain moisture.<br />

To continue the late flowering season<br />

with these plants, try A. carmichaelii<br />

‘Arendsii’ which goes through <strong>August</strong><br />

and into September. This is a tall plant<br />

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self-supporting, upright stems. You’ll<br />

need a bit of space for this but there are<br />

shorter forms worth trying. Aconites look<br />

marvellous grown with late season grasses.<br />

And then there are the Agastache,<br />

brilliant for flowering late and for<br />

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October. These are perennial plants with<br />

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foliage through to the way that they<br />

attract bees and hoverflies. They like a well<br />

drained soil – good for a Mediterranean<br />

planting in gravel garden perhaps. Two<br />

worth mentioning are A. ‘Blue Fortune’<br />

with dark bracts and violet blue flowers<br />

and A. ‘Blackadder’ with spikes of furry<br />

violet blue flower and dark calyxes.<br />

I took a photo this morning of the buds<br />

of a Japanese anemone. How pretty they<br />

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I read somewhere that they reminded<br />

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This is the way to see them at their<br />

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Oh, another one that is rather<br />

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var. japonica ‘Pamina’ which has rather<br />

elegant grey black stems. Bees love<br />

Japanese anemones so grow them!<br />

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Garden<br />

that all her friends’ gardens should be<br />

blessed with the plant. She apparently<br />

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Eryngiums are great late flowerers<br />

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Eryngium planum ‘Blaukappe’ as its<br />

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while to establish and colour up but are<br />

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E. pandanifolium ‘Physic Purple’ from<br />

the Chelsea Physic Garden. Tall, very<br />

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And late flowering shrubs? Buddleja of<br />

course are brilliant for late flowering<br />

colour and for providing food for<br />

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cultivars but I love B. davidii ‘Dartmoor’<br />

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Bupleurum fruticosum is a shrubby late<br />

flowering evergreen with masses of green<br />

umbellifer flower heads. It is lovely for<br />

“Visit William Dyson’s salvia<br />

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to see his amazing, ever<br />

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cutting. It doesn’t seem to mind having<br />

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You really do have to remember to bring<br />

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I almost forgot to mention the shrubby<br />

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Our children need to explore and have fun, it’s a key part of<br />

their development, as Hilary Wilce explains...<br />

For all of us, summer is a time of play. Children play<br />

in the long days free from school. Adults play on<br />

the beach, or round the barbecue, or at outdoor<br />

festivals – the year I went to Glastonbury, my first thought<br />

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pretending just like the children they had all once been.<br />

Play is great. It helps us to develop communication skills.<br />

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beings. It helps us<br />

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socialise, grow<br />

and develop”<br />

encouraged to do things for yourself and find things out.<br />

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school, participants were asked to run to one<br />

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whether they preferred talking on the phone<br />

or by email. The resulting clusters showed how few people<br />

were genuine extroverts, and how many were naturally more<br />

shy and unconfident. I’m not sure that life’s that simple,<br />

but I’ve never forgotten that visual picture of the prevalence<br />

of human uncertainty underneath our brave facades.<br />

Playing is essential to our co-operative human nature.<br />

We can do it in a million ways – through singing, drama,<br />

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Children & Families<br />

Sat 3, Sun 4, Sat 10<br />

& Sun 11 Aug<br />

Painshill, Portsmouth Rd,<br />

Cobham KT11 1JE<br />

Children’s Theatre<br />

at Painshill<br />

The Cat’s Grin Theatre<br />

Company brings entertaining<br />

and enlightening productions of<br />

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland<br />

(Saturday 3 and 10 <strong>August</strong>)<br />

and The Wind in the Willows<br />

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the beautiful award-winning<br />

landscape gardens of Painshill.<br />

Entry: Adults £12.50, children £10<br />

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Wed 14 Aug 2-3.30pm<br />

Bourne Hall Museum, Spring<br />

Street, Ewell, <strong>Surrey</strong>, KT17 1UF<br />

Who wants to be an<br />

archaeologist?<br />

Budding archaeologists can<br />

discover how to unlock<br />

the mysteries of the<br />

past, how objects are used<br />

to date sites and support<br />

documentary evidence, and what<br />

you can learn from bones, pollen<br />

and even snails. Kids can<br />

even hold objects from<br />

prehistory to medieval times<br />

in their own hands and try<br />

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Sat 24 – Sun 25 Aug<br />

Hever Castle, Hever Road,<br />

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Immerse yourself in different<br />

periods in history from Romans,<br />

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weapons displays, experience<br />

medieval life with demonstrations<br />

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and weaving, watch archery<br />

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Festivals & Fairs<br />

Sat 10 Aug<br />

Woking Town and Park<br />

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Fri 16 – Sun 18 Aug<br />

The Rural Life Centre,<br />

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The perfect last hurrah of the<br />

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has all the most mouthwatering<br />

goodies you can imagine, all<br />

in the glorious setting of the<br />

historical Hampton Court<br />

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food and insta-worthy cocktails,<br />

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Fri 30 Aug- Sun 1 Sep<br />

Woking Town Centre, adjacent<br />

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Three free days of delicious<br />

feasting, fun entertainment and<br />

interactive activities that all the<br />

family will enjoy. There will be<br />

live cooking demonstrations,<br />

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talks, tastings, signings, music, and<br />

special celebrity guests (including<br />

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Music and Theatre<br />

Sat 10 Aug<br />

Gatwick Aviation Museum,<br />

Charlwood, Gatwick, RH6 0BT<br />

Open Air Cinema:<br />

Back to the Future<br />

A magical outdoor screening of<br />

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in support of Kent, <strong>Surrey</strong> and<br />

Sussex Air Ambulance. Plus<br />

you can explore the Aviation<br />

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Opera on the Vineyard<br />

Seren Singers will be performing<br />

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wonderful all summer but more than ever before it’s<br />

been buzzing with bees, and birds and butterflies have all<br />

taken advantage of the many different flowers and seeds on offer.<br />

We made the meadow five years ago. It was a huge<br />

project that involved turning back the clock and accepting<br />

it would be less productive in terms of the amount of<br />

grass it produced, but it has been worth every penny.<br />

I don’t imagine you ever give it a second thought but the<br />

fact is almost all the fields of grass you see round and about,<br />

will in recent history have been ‘improved’. Over 97% of<br />

original Wealden meadows which would<br />

“Over 97% of<br />

original Wealden<br />

meadows have been<br />

ploughed and sown<br />

with high yielding<br />

grasses, such as<br />

perennial rye grass”<br />

have supported about 50 different species<br />

have been ploughed and sown with high<br />

yielding grasses, such as perennial rye<br />

grass, a fast growing, tough thug that<br />

doesn’t let any others get a look in. This<br />

kind of intensive grass production while<br />

supporting more sheep and cattle leaves<br />

little room for plant diversity or wildlife.<br />

<strong>New</strong> wild flower meadows are called ‘semiimproved’<br />

and it’s much harder to make one<br />

than you might imagine. To get rid of the rye<br />

grass we had to spray it off in the autumn<br />

not one, not two but three times and then as though making<br />

turf, a machine was brought in to slice and remove the top few<br />

inches of rooty soil. This created a house size pile which we put<br />

in the woods much to the delight of the pigs who thought we’d<br />

built them their very own piggy Alton Towers. It was then left to<br />

overwinter as a sad, bald patch of land. In February, seed from<br />

a host of different species of clay-loving wild flowers and grasses<br />

were sown and ever since it has been an annual riot of colour.<br />

But it’s gang warfare out there and to prevent the bad<br />

boy grasses, thistles and docks, from moving back in we<br />

have to make every effort to keep the soil fertility low. And<br />

one of the key heroes in this ongoing battle is yellow rattle,<br />

a semi-parasitic annual plant that attaches<br />

to the roots of the vigorous species and<br />

takes nutrients, thus preventing them outcompeting<br />

the gentler wildflower species.<br />

Often known as the meadow maker it’s such<br />

an important plant that it has a whole line-up<br />

of regional names, including pots and pans, hen<br />

pennies, tiddlibottles and shacklecaps. And while<br />

on the subject of monikers there may be many<br />

ways I didn’t get 10 out of 10 for my parenting<br />

skills – no piano lessons, too busy to take them<br />

to museums or make things with egg boxes and<br />

sticky-back plastic – but I did teach my girls the<br />

names of all the wild flowers they came across. And even if it<br />

won’t feature on their CVs I remain immensely satisfied, maybe<br />

if I’m honest a touch smug, that they can tell Jack in the Hedge<br />

from Herb Robert and Ladies Bedstraw from Yellow Archangel.<br />

Another way to keep the fertility down is to cut the meadow<br />

every year for hay. In the other fields on the farm we cut hay<br />

in late June and later spread muck taken from the cow sheds<br />

the winter before. But the meadow gets left till late summer,<br />

usually the end of <strong>August</strong> when all the seeds have dropped and<br />

having been mown it gets not so much as a sniff of manure.<br />

Talking of aromas it also produces the most delicious<br />

smelling hay, a heady mixture of vaguely medicinal<br />

Meadowsweet, mingling with the soporific scent of Ladies<br />

Bedstraw (which was why it was used to stuff mattresses)<br />

and the slightly vanilla scented sweet vernal grass.<br />

And it’s not just the smell, evidently if you’re a cow<br />

or sheep you really can taste the difference. Open a bale<br />

of that on a cold wet February morning in the sheep<br />

shed and it’s a race to get there first. Cue music and sexy<br />

voice, “It’s not just any hay, it’s late-cut meadow hay”.<br />

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