What's the really hot news
in our part of the world right now? What's new in Cheshire? Is it that Crewe Alexander have
been promoted to League Division One? Or it that Macclesfield town hall has
been re-opened after a huge programme of refurbishment? Is it that top grocer
Fortum & Mason's are to have a presence at the RHS show at Tatton Park?
Or that the Chancellor of the Exchequer says that Cheshire
is one of the best places in Britain
for new businesses (he would, he's a Cheshire MP)? Is it even that a load of
peat fell off a lorry in the High Street in Frodsham and caused traffic chaos
No, none of these things even register. If this was the Nine O'Clock
News, the lead story would be that Combermere Abbey has one of the best teams
of gardeners in the county, and they are now offering plants for sale to
visitors to the Abbey's luxurious, self-catering cottages.
When you stay in the
glorious surroundings of Combermere you can take home more than just very happy
memories. A selection of estate-grown plants will be on offer - and payment is
via an honesty box (and we can only hope that birds aren't nesting in it, which
would really complicate things). The estate's home-made fruit juices are also
available to visitors; you can admire the fruit trees and then enjoy the
pressed juices from the very same trees. Just the thing for a long hot summer.
So there you have yet more reasons to book a break in the glorious surroundings
of Combermere Abbey.
Click here for lots more details, prices and availability.
Red hot horticultural and fruit
product-related news? I should say so. You'd think this blog was written by Huw
Edwards, wouldn't you?
The Combermere Abbey juices
are also available from Hungersheath Farm Shop (at Ashley
Heath near Market Drayton), Maynards Farm Shop in
Whitchurch, Whitchurch Market Café (run
by Tom at Berryfresh Bakery), and Cheerbrooks Farm Shop in