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Blooming Lovely – Top tips from Oakhurst Garden Centre

After a long winter we turn our attention back to the outdoors.  Our gardens have been ignored since we tidied them up in the autumn but with summer just around the corner a bit of preparation is essential.  The team at Oakhurst Garden Centre in Cockermouth share their top tips for this time of year. […]

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Our bugs, birds and beasts need you!

Wildlife gardens We realise that we need to do our bit to help native wildlife but not many people know we need to protect their food sources too.   When I was a kid, a drive in the summer with my parents would produce a dazzling array of bugs splattered over the windshield.  Have you […]

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Landlords need to get energy efficient

Buy to let investors in England and Wales who own particularly cold homes are being targeted by new regulations. Since April this year, landlords who own some of the coldest privately rented homes have been required to improve these properties with energy efficiency measures where support is available to cover the costs. But new measures announced […]

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Croft View Construction set their sights on 2019

When it comes to the building trade no two jobs are ever alike.  They are all unique and each project needs to be considered carefully and approached in a way that will best suit the customer’s needs.  There’s no such thing as a small job because what many may consider a minor alteration could be […]

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Home Lettings Cumbria

There’s No Place Like Home

Home is where the heart is, which is why Home Lettings Cumbria Ltd. specialise in residential lettings of all shapes and sizes, in locations throughout Carlisle and the surrounding areas.  Originally part of established Carlisle Estate Agent company, Homesearch, about a year ago, under the direction of Barbara Barker – who had been with the […]

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Happy Campers Keep Their Caravans Safe With Blue Flame

With caravanning season just around the corner have you checked if yours is gas safe? With the Bank Holiday bringing with it the hope of warmer weather, many caravaners will be taking full advantage of the long weekend and stealing a few days away in their home away from home. But after months of neglect […]

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Carrs Billington Have Just the Right Tool for the Job

Whether the outdoors is your hobby or your profession, Carrs Billington have got just the right tool for the job.    Now in its 15th year, the Cockermouth branch of Carrs Billington is the go-to place for any rural dweller in west Cumbria. The agricultural suppliers are there to help you get a handle on your outdoor jobs this spring – with […]

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A Room With A View 

If you’re looking to utilise your outdoor space, while improving your indoor living, a garden room offers a sanctuary no shed can provide.  Offering the luxury of leisure or work space just steps from your back door, they may not be a necessarily new concept, but in recent years the number of people looking to invest in […]

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Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

After a long, cold winter, your garden may well be in need of some TLC. The team at Moota Garden Centre give us the lowdown on what to do now that spring has sprung to ensure that by the time summer comes, your garden will look, well, blooming marvellous.     Grow Your Own  Plant seed potatoes, onions and […]

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Oakhurst Garden Centre  Continues To Grow

Oakhurst garden centre, Cockermouth, is blossoming once more after the passing of its owner last year.    The sudden passing of owner John Hughes in September, left locals unsure what the future held for the much-loved Oakhurst Garden Centre. However, it seems that the garden will continue to grow, with John’s daughter, Nanette Dolderson taking over the reigns.   After […]

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