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Thursday, September 22, 2016
One of the most expensive houses sold in Suffolk in August 2016

Four homes in Suffolk sold for more than £1million in July.

Rats. Stock image. Credit: PA

An allotments site in east Suffolk is said to have descended into “anarchy” with a rat infestation that is feared to be affecting nearby homes.

Andrew Brogan is dwarfed by his plants! Photo: Belinda Roll - www.facebook.com/BelindaRollPhoto

Alan Titchmarsh called it “like Belize come to Beccles”. Just two more chances to visit in 2016. Grab them!

A house for sale in Woodbridge that has several castle attributes and was designed and built by local architect William Maj.

They say an Englishman’s home is his castle but rarely could the saying be more accurately applied than in the case of this Suffolk citadel.

John Brown and a pair of his prize winning onions

They call him the veteran gardener – and when he grows, he grows to win.

Prema Leathers is opening up her

Passion fruits, chillis and strawberry guava plants were just some of the exotic crops on display at an Ipswich resident’s open garden this weekend.

Hampton Court Flower Show opened it's doors to the press on Monday 4th July. Beautiful sunshine poured down on the incredible gardens.
L-R Cassandra Hodges,Alex Parker,John Triggs.

The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is a glorious tribute to the garden, featuring a number of Suffolk and north Essex designers, growers and suppliers, as Lynne Mortimer and photographer Sarah Lucy Brown discovered today.

Old Dower House - master bedroom

The Old Dower House is an interesting historic home, Grade II listed, in the heart of the village of Coddenham.

'I look after the garden but in tandem with all the bugs and beasties that are in it,' says Hazel Buchanan

‘My daughters call us The Hobbits...’ Hazel Buchanan’s one of the folk opening their gates to the public for Boxford’s big day

Southwold

House prices have risen by more than 400% in some parts of Suffolk over the last 20 years, new figures show.

Pictured at the garden, left to right, Jonathan Hodgson (Pro Corda assistant director), Elizabeth McEneany, Andrew Quartermain (CEO and artistic director), Shiry Rashkovsky, Sarah Falk (Chair of Trustees), Susie Herman.  Picture by Shuvaseesh Das www.das-photography.co.uk

Growers and garden designers from across the region were among yesterday’s medal winners at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Jermyn Cottage, Rushbrooke

If you’re looking for a little project - no major renovations required, perhaps the chance to operate a business from home - then this former almshouse could be just the ticket.

Bawdsey

People who love historical homes, gorgeous gardens, or those who just want to have a look round someone else’s country pile, will get the opportunity to visit some of Suffolk’s most wonderful private properties this year, thanks to the Invitation To View initiative

Fika Range £5 - £16
Oliver Bonas
www.oliverbonas.com

Adding plants to your home interior can help lift not only the décor, but also your mood, writes Amy Gallivan

31 Warrington Road, Ipswich

Snap-up this very nicely appointed family home, close to Christchurch Park and Ipswich School, on the market for £625,000.

The recent glimmer of sunshine with its hint of warmth has sent us into the garden where things are beginning to show signs of new life.

Voulnteers working in Abbot's Hall walled garden in the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket: 
Maria Child, Ben Fletcher, skills and participation manager Paul Palmer, Heather Seymour and Jo Biggs

When Heather Seymour moved from the Essex home she had lived in for years, she left behind not just a deeply-loved familiar place, or even somewhere with decades of happy memories. She also left behind the large garden that she had laboured over and loved for countless seasons. It was an enormous wrench to say goodbye and cross the county border into Suffolk, especially as 
her new home, less remote and 
close to her son and daughter-in-law in Needham Market, had only a 
small plot.

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