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Trees Update

We are now in the fifth month of the year. The weather is warmer, the sea is calmer and Kathryn is busy planting lots of trees on behalf of Direct Moves to reach her goal of 300 trees planted this year. In February a total of 25 various trees were planted in the allocated spot, bringing the total number for trees to 46. This month Kathryn went back to her planting site and managed only a further 10 trees....

Update on UK Housing Market

With the squeeze on energy prices, food bills and other services are we likely to see a pinch in the market? The UKs annual inflation rate reaches 6.2% earlier this year which lead to panic among home owners and caused them to reassess their own mortgage needs. The Bank of England has also given indication this number is likely to increase to 10%.  Whilst it is fair to...

A Beginners Guide to a Wildlife Friendly Garden

This year, our attention as a business is very much focused around Wildlife. So this is anther nature base blog on the different ways you can increase the wildlife in your back garden. One of the easiest ways to increase wildlife in the back garden is to leave your grass area free from mowing. No Mow May is an initiative set up to give your grass a break from mowing, this gives wildlife, insect and...

Reduce your energy bills.

On April 1 2022 the UK energy cap is set to increase for approximately 22 million people. The increase is due to the record high in global gas prices with wholesale prices quadrupling. The price cap was introduced in January 2019 with the idea of keeping energy prices at a fair value. Twice a year Ofgem - the company that regulates energy in Great Britain - will reasses the fair market value of...

Gardening in May

May is one of the best times of year when the garden really begins to change and flourish. This month is all about really keeping on top of the basic maintenance of the garden. Start to mow the lawn weekly but consider leaving some areas long for wildlife. Add any clippings to the compost heap. Continue to regularly hoe off any weeds and keep allotment area clear of weeds to...

What to do in Dorset this Easter.

There is lots to do this Easter in Dorset! Check out some of our ideas below. This Easter will be the first time in nearly two years of the UK not being imposed by various restrictions. It's exciting to see what businesses have organised and all the activities taking place. Easter Holidays at the Tank Museum Between the 9th and 24th of April. They offer free trails for...

Gardening in April

The days are beginning to warm and with that gardens come to life. So far March has been impressively warm so now is a great time to really delve into planting, pruning and sowing seeds! April is a great time to grow vegetables. -Directly sow carrots, peas, beetroot, winter cabbages, broccoli and salad crops.-Now is a great time so marrows, courgettes, pumpkins, squash...

Why move to Weymouth…

Thinking of moving to Weymouth? This blog covers the range of reasons to move to this sunny area of Dorset. Weymouth town center is set just seven miles South of the county town of Dorchester. Considered a gem to be found along the Jurassic Coast this town offers sandy beaches, period harbour and picturesque coastlines. With a population of Weymouth is just slightly shy of 70,000 which makes it the...

What to plant in March

Longer days and shorter nights means March is a great time to get stuck in to planting and sowing seeds for the year ahead. As the days warm so to does the soil and with that we are able to sow more seeds outside. However, some seeds will still require being sown inside or in a greenhouse. Sow seed indoors of sweet peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, celery, salads and globe artichokes.Sow seed...

Inflation in Taxes and House Prices

In the last couple of years we have seen a jump in house prices, aside from Covid-19 having an impact, inflation has also had a role to play in the hike in prices.  What is inflation? Inflation, in short, is the cost of goods increasing either monthly or annually. Whilst this may not be noticeable on a monthly basis this can have an impact on our affordability in the long run.  How is this...

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