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Floral delights from Hare and Hen Gallery and Craft Shop

Inspired by . . . flowers

Everything in the garden is blooming, and we’re full of glorious florals inside too.

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Ask the expert, August, EDP Norfolk

Ask the experts

From clever lighting to cool colour inspiration, our county’s interiors experts are on hand to offer their advice.

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Abutilon megapotamicum

Garden guide

As we move into high summer some groups of plants have already finished for the season, but there are many are which are still going strong. One such group is the hardy fuchsias which will carry on flowering right through until autumn if dead headed regularly.

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We all think of raspberries and blackberries in August, but how about the best of both of these delicious fruits in just one divine bite? The tayberry is a cross between the two.

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EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2014

It’s a tough job . . .

Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to search out the very best of this year’s food and drink for the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2014, in association with the East of England Co-Op.

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Sara Foster, chairman of the Norfolk Churches Trust has chosen her favourite view of Norfolk for the EDP Norfolk magazine. Pictured is Tittleshall church. Picture: Ian Burt

My favourite view

St Mary’s Church, Tittleshall

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Lord Townshend with his wife Alison at Raynham Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

Heart of Norfolk

Caring for Raynham Hall is what Charles Townshend, the eighth Marquess Townshend, says he was born to do. And he does care, very deeply, for the stunning mansion, which was built by his family almost 400 years ago. Townshends have lived on this land, at the heart of Norfolk, for at least 900 years.

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North Norfolk Railway's 1940s weekend. Saturday at Sheringham Station.

Pulling together

Get in the swing of the fabulous 1940s when Sheringham steps back 70 years in time this month.

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EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2014

Wonderful winners

Full coverage of this sparkling night of celebration will feature in our November issue, but first raise a glass to our brilliant and worthy winners.

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Jon Lawrence has written a book about the friendship between Robert Vaughan Williams and George Butterworth during WW1. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Rhapsody of loss

Exactly a century ago, as war convulsed the world, two of England’s greatest composers were in Norfolk.

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Lanassir, August, NFK

Norfolk by design

I always find it interesting the first time I visit a new client’s home and we talk about the items that they would like to keep in a specific room that they are considering revamping and what they would like to change.

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Organisers and volunteers of the Downham Market Water Festival. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Ahoy me hearties

It is quite a spectacle to behold – a fleet of brightly coloured dragon boats lined up on the river in the centre of town for the Downham Market Water Festival.

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Davenports Magic Kingdom

The trick to success

“My first memories are crawling around the back of our magic shop on Great Russell Street in London. As a toddler I would find masks and jump out at people visiting the British Museum opposite,” laughs magician Roy Davenport, owner of Davenport’s Magic Kingdom.

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Fields of roses at Whartons Nurseries, Diss

The flowering of Norfolk

Fragile and fleeting yet vibrant and bold, the poppy carries a heavy burden of meaning in its bright red petals on slender stems.

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Michael Cox from Cox and Son jewellers in Great Yarmouth.    Picture: James Bass

Out of office

“Understudy” to father Edward Cox, director of Cox and Son, 3 Northgate Street and 18 Market Row, Yarmouth,

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Richard Hughes step by step, Paris Brest.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Gateau Paris Brest

Only the French would invent a pastry to celebrate a round-the-clock 90-hour cycling event, pedalled over 1,200 kilometres. Gateau Paris Brest was created to honour the PBP – Paris-Brest-Paris – back in 1910. One of the oldest cycling events (the first was staged in 1891) it’s a gruelling test of human endurance for the non-professional of the sport, now staged every four years.

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