Spruce up your Spring garden with these 5 top tips

Grove Russell-Allen, head gardener at Littlecote House Hotel gets to the root of how to make your garden blossom this season.

Cutting the grass

The sun is out and that means one thing, the lawn is growing at the speed of light. If you’ve neglected your lawn over winter, it may now be long and thick, so it’s important to take the length down gradually rather than hacking all at once.

It is important however, not to cut the grass too short, as frosty Spring mornings can make the grass turn brown.

Start potting summer plants

Now is the perfect time to start sowing hardy plants such as Surfinia Petunias, Marigolds and to tender to bedding plants. A key tip from Grove is to keep vulnerable plants away from frost and slugs and to keep the plants in a greenhouse.

Water greenhouse plants

As April starts to warm up, remember to keep an eye on the temperature of the greenhouse to make sure it doesn’t get too hot. Plants should be watered first thing in the morning – why is this? , but not over watered. If the leaves are wet when the sun comes up, or the leaves are starting to look scorched, move the pots to a less location with less sun.

The first week of May is a prime time to get hanging baskets out from the greenhouse and dress the garden.

Sow tomatoes, chillies and courgettes

In order to get your produce ready for June, now is the time to get your tomatoes, chillies and courgettes ready in pots. Make sure the Tomato pots are placed where they’ll receive plenty of sunlight.

Protect the turf

April is the month to start repairing any grass or turf that has been damaged during the winter. April showers will help the new grass to establish roots in time to avoid dying in the frost or warm summer sun. It would also be handy to keep a large sheet to put over the bedding plants, just in case the temperature drops and frost occurs.

 

For all you green fingered gardeners, we hope you’re enjoying National Gardening week!

Your Guide To East-Anglia – Cheat Sheet (INFOGRAPHIC)

If you’ve booked a stay in one of our two Suffolk-based coastal villages (Corton and Gunton Hall) and you’re new to the area, you’ll find our East Anglia cheat sheet useful. As well as detailing information on the top 10 areas to visit, you’ll also find recommendations of places to eat, as well as a list of events running throughout the year. No trip to East Anglia is complete without hiring a boat on the Broads, while East Anglia’s best kept secrets are not to be missed.

So much to choose from:

This all-encompassing guide to East Anglia will provide you with must-know information to help make your trip a memorable one. Even if you’ve been here before, you’re sure to find some new gems to explore. That’s the great thing about East Anglia – there’s so much to do, you couldn’t possibly manage it all in just the one trip.

Events:

It doesn’t matter what time of the year you choose to visit us – there’s plenty going on throughout the year in East Anglia. From the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in May through to the Sandringham Flower Show in July and the Southwold Literature Festival in November, you may be spoiled for choice.

For those who want to explore further:

While we offer much in the way of fine dining and entertainment at each of our hotels and coastal villages, many of our guests enjoy exploring the surrounding area – and with the beautiful East Anglia on your doorstep, we can’t blame you for wanting to do so. Whether you choose to explore the history on offer at Bury St. Edmunds, prefer to get up close and personal with rare birds at Thetford Forest, or hire a day boat and discover the beautiful Broads, there’s something for all tastes.

For more information about holidaying at Corton or Gunton Hall coastal village, get in touch with us today and say goodbye winter, hello Warner.

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EMBED THE East Anglia CHEAT SHEET ON YOUR SITE: COPY AND PASTE THE CODE BELOW

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Calling all Gardeners! Win a break at one of our fantastic Coastal Villages!

Here at Warner we take great pride in maintaining the gorgeous gardens at our 13 UK properties enlisting the help of a fantastic team of extremely talented gardeners to ensure our gardens are kept pristine for our guests enjoyment!

We also know that many of our you; are fabulous guests, are green fingered yourselves producing beautifully designed gardens, and we want to see them!

Calling all gardeners! We are offering you the chance to win a fantastic midweek break at one of our lovely coastal villages!

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize simply submit a photograph of your creatively decorated garden to be in with a chance of winning!

Please find details of how to enter here:

http://www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk/introductory-offers/fb-comp.aspx

We can’t wait to see your very own gorgeous gardens!

 

Even more reasons to visit Warner this Spring…

We know that all our guests enjoy romance, live entertainment, delicious food and great company with new and old friends. Everything we do is tailored for the young at heart; from Spring daytime activities to dazzling live entertainment. Warner is perfect for those with a glass half full attitude who are looking to meet new friends and try unique activities. For those looking to be entertained by a major recording artist as part of a Warner Star break and those wanting a longer relaxing holiday, Warner is the place to be.

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Coming soon: Bucks Fizz on stage at Norton Grange!

Bucks Fizz is an English pop group which achieved success in the 1980s, most notoriously for winning the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Making Your Mind Up. The group was formed in January 1981 specifically for the contest and comprised four vocalists; Bobby G, Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston. If you enjoy their music then Norton Grange has got a treat for you… 

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Norton Grange Coastal Village History

A stunning seaside retreat with a twist or two…

The story of Norton Grange, a wonderful coastal village which gazes out over the glorious western Solent, begins appropriately with a double-first. For the understatedly pretty nearby port of Yarmouth was not only the first recorded town on the Isle of Wight, but also the very first port to be discussed in the Domesday Book.

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Nidd Hall Hotel, Harrogate won the Silver Gilt Rose Award

I’m really excited to share our success this year. Yorkshire in Bloom is a voluntary regional organisation that administers the Britain in Bloom Campaign in North, South, East and West Yorkshire, North and North-East Lincolnshire. Britain in Bloom is the largest horticultural campaign in Europe and each year it grows in size and importance and involves more people, groups and organisations creating lasting improvements to local environments.

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