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17th October 2017

Homeleigh Pumpkin Carving Competition 2017

Homeleigh Pumpkin Carving Competition 2017

Homeleigh Pumpkin Carving Competition. We are holding a carving competition for children aged 13 and under. The best pumpkin will win a great children’s Halloween hamper. Entries can be sent in from today with the closing date being the 28th of October at 5:30pm, with the winner announced 29th of October. We will announce the winner on our Homeleigh Facebook Page. Pictures must be submitted either in person in the Homeleigh Foodhall or sent to us on our Facebook page either on the post or in a private message, a Homeleigh official will decide the winner out of the participants. Good luck with your carvings, and have a very spooky Halloween! http://www.homeleigh.co.uk/article/97-how-to-carve-the-perfect-pumpkin

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10th October 2017

Homeleigh Plant Department October Blog

Homeleigh Plant Department October Blog

Homeleigh Plant Department Monthly Blog October 17 Jobs in the garden Autumn is well and truly here so it's time to remove any tired looking summer bedding plants, replace the potting compost and plant your pots with vibrant autumn plants. We have a superb range of locally grown pansies, violas, sweet williams, forget me nots and the ever popular, brightly coloured mini cyclamen. If you have dry soil we have fresh weekly deliveries of wallflowers. Sold in bunches of 10, planted in the borders now will bring delicious scent to your spring garden. Early flowering herbaceous plants may look past their best now and can be cut down to ground level and composted. Rake up fallen leaves and...

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10th October 2017

Crediton Blog

Crediton Blog

Here in Crediton we are rushed off our feet with plans for Autumn, Christmas and even next Spring! We have thousands of plug plants to pot up, bare root roses due in over the next few weeks, fruit bushes and trees will be arriving by the end of the month and on top of that we are preparing something quite special for our little shop, but we will leave that as a surprise! In a garden centre the transitions from Winter to Spring and from Summer to Autumn are the two busiest times of the year. With the Autumn changeover there is also the preparation for Christmas, which we plan to make very special this year so make sure you drop by, there’s always something different!

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9th October 2017

Fishing Blog Episode 4

Fishing Blog Episode 4

First, I apologise for a lack of blog over the last couple of months. There are two main reasons for this, the main being quite a large-scale refit throughout the shop. If you have yet to see it I highly recommend coming to have a look as we are all very proud of how we have got the shop looking. The second reason is I was hoping to write about angling exploits other than carp fishing. I am afraid I have failed on this front as all my spare time has been consumed chasing carp, apart from three hours spent chasing an early salmon which only resulted in numerous stunning brown trout. I have mainly been focusing on fishing Upper Tamar lake recently. Up until around a month ago I was having steady...

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6th October 2017

How to carve the perfect pumpkin

How to carve the perfect pumpkin

How to carve the perfect pumpkin Pumpkin carving doesn’t need to be difficult this year, Homeleigh Garden Centre has a few tips to help you in creating the Scariest Jack-O’-Lantern you possibly can. Follow our easy steps and hopefully it can be an enjoyable thing rather than a painful or tedious one. These are the steps to creating the most SPOOK- Tacular Pumpkin. Choosing the best pumpkin- You want to find a relatively large, round pumpkin with a flat bottom. Small or misshapen ones may look quirky, but they can be more difficult and annoyance to carve. Of course you want to find a fresh pumpkin without any blemishes as well (ones with large stems help)- the fresher you...

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19th June 2017

Charlie Bear Blog

Charlie Bear Blog

This week we have had a big delivery that includes some brand new bears as well as a few older bears that we have not stocked for awhile. Cloth Ears remains Bear of the month but his price has lowered. For more information and news from Homleigh Garden Centre, please check our website at www.homeleigh.co.uk or our facebook page at https://en-gb.facebook.com/Homeleigh.Garden.Centre Charlie Bears ALISON If you are called Alison, or know someone with this name, then this namesake bear is the perfect one for you or them. She is made from a curly, cherry red plush fur on her arms, legs and ears and her panda eyes are the same colour, along with her matching hand-stitched nose and...

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29th May 2017

Monthly Charlie Bear Blog.

Monthly Charlie Bear Blog.

New in stock this week we have Cecil, a squeaking bear who joins his family of sound making Bears. Also we have two new Minimos, Flute and Paws. For more information and news from Homeleigh Garden Centre, please check our website at www.homeleigh.co.uk or our Facebook page at https://en-gb.facebook.com/Homeleigh.Garden.Centre CHARLIE BEARS CECILCecil is the baby in the bunch and can be seen with his older siblings on page 20 of our catalogue in a land far-far away. He is loosely jointed so he can be easily posed in his new hug, his coat has been created using soft and subtle pale browns with soothing grey undertones. This fabric we have used has a slight twist which gives him his preloved appearance,...

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23rd May 2017

Monthly Fishing Blog (3)

Monthly Fishing Blog (3)

It was with great excitement, expectation and slight trepidation that I boarded the ferry. My destination was a large public lake in central France. At around 600 acres it wasn’t going to be a pushover but being in a very rural area I felt it was an ideal place to unwind in complete solitude and tranquillity while spending some quality time with my younger brother. An aerial shot of the lake After 9 hours on the ferry and 8 in the van we were both very happy to reach our destination on the Thursday evening. We didn’t commence fishing until the Friday morning as we had to sort out our regional fishing licences and get a few last-minute supplies. By around midday we had set...

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28th March 2017

Monthly Fishing Blog (2)

Monthly Fishing Blog (2)

This month I have well and truly had my carp fishing head on fishing three 48 hr and one 24 hour session. My time was invested fishing one of my favourite lakes, Upper Tamar reservoir near Kilkhampton. In my angling I always adopt the motto if it isn’t broken don’t fix, after two sessions and one bream to show for my efforts something definitely needed fixing. Before my third session I decided to up the anti by visiting the lake after work on Monday night and prebait a favoured spot. I must admit I was questioning my sanity as I stood in the lake introducing a couple of kilos of boilies surrounded by darkness and rainfall. Tuesday evening couldn’t come around soon enough. I...

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28th February 2017

First Monthly Fishing Blog

First Monthly Fishing Blog

Start of season Game anglers up and down the country are eagerly anticipating the start of the river season. With a few weeks left to go now is the time to check your kit. Here at Homeleigh we carry a vast array of products to cater for fly angles and fly tyers of all experience levels. Whether its your 20 year old rod and reel that’s in desperate need of an upgrade or just a few flies to complement an already extensive selection we have you covered. Time for something new It is very easy to become pigeon holed as an angler sticking to one discipline for a lifetime and missing out on a whole host of experiences. Why not throw yourself in at the deep end and try something new this season....

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