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Garden Notes

Each year we look forward to spring to see the end of the dark gloomy days of winter. This is when the garden starts to wake up and the first signs of colour appear. You’ll soon be caught up in a frenzy of seed sowing, growing, and nurturing your garden as it comes back to life.


The Wheels of History

The current job list for Kent firm Dolmen Conservation & Joinery ranges from the sublime to the prosaic: while some staff are working up in the roofs of Canterbury Cathedral almost among the angels, others have a more down-to-earth task restoring a rare treadwheel crane which was powered by mere mortals.


Welcome to Spring 2022

Welcome to the spring edition of Conservation News. Our team are really excited about this edition because spring is our favourite time of year and, judging by the weather we’ve had so far this year, this spring is going to be particularly gorgeous!

This lush chorizo and chicken stew recipe is inexpensive but delicious.
Try serving it with crusty bread.

Winter Warmers

Two’s Company is a book with a positive message that cooking for two is exciting, fun and worthwhile. More than that – free from the demands of family or guests, liberated from a strict timetable, you can follow your mood, whether you fancy something homey, a fake-away or a creative culinary adventure.


A Garden Transformed

Read how Sarah at The Garden Creative turned a grey, uninspiring garden into an idyllic low maintenance plant haven.


Vino Wine Shop & Tastings

Rowena Hawtin discovers a little gem in the heart of Faversham.


Fascinating façades

In recent times our town and city centres have been suffering an almost unprecedented decline as retail, tourism and the night-time economy falls foul of the effects of the pandemic and the accelerated move by consumers to buying online. During these challenging times it’s good to have a story to tell of optimism, vision and success…


St John, Rye

Marta Nowicka & Co has transformed a former St John Ambulance Station in East Sussex to create a family retreat featuring exposed brick walls and industrial-style finishes.


Winter warmers for outdoor spaces

The garden can be a great alternative space to ‘chill out’ with family and friends even during the colder months. So enjoy your garden this winter with these warming tips…


Kent Manor House

Leading south east architectural practice and listed building specialists, Clague Architects, were commissioned to remodel, restore and extend this splendid Grade II Listed manor house in the stunning Kent countryside.