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Waitrose 1904 - First shop opened in Acton Hill, London, by Wallace Waite, Arthur Rose and David Taylor

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Clematis 'Princess Kate'. New dainty flowered clematis, on quite a big plant. Part shade. June to Sept 1m x 3.5m

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Rich, velvety and vibrant, this roasted beetroot, ginger and coconut soup is there perfect winter warmer. Find this recipe and more on the Waitrose website.

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If only all supermarkets looked like this! Waitrose Supermarket, Halkin Street, Belgravia / Westminster, London. Posh.

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Lived in Byres Road in the Sixties used to go the The Byre Pub used to be in the Reo Stakis Steakhouse on Byres Road. Back in the good old days when I was at Glasgow University. Best dam institute of learning in the world.

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Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

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This highly scented evergreen Daphne odora will add winter interest to your garden

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Possibly the best lavender for edging paths and borders - Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'. Compact and low-maintenance - ideal for a small garden

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Erigeron karvinskianus 'Mexican fleabane' Masses of small daisies, emerging white, then turning pink, with yellow centres, give this plant an unusual, two-tone effect. It has a long flowering period, from May to October, and is amazingly versatile, being low-growing, happy in su sun or partial shade and thriving in any well-drained soil. It's also tolerant of coastal conditions. Try it as an edging plant in a mixed border, alongside paths, in a gravel garden or spilling over walls.

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