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Camellia Williamsii Debbie
Save £5 on Camellia Williamsii Debbie

Save £5 on Camellia Williamsii Debbie

The delightful evergreen shrub, Camellia Williamsii 'Debbie' is a hardy plant that is resistant to cold weather and perfect for training up a north-facing wall or fence and its rose-pink flowers bloom for several weeks from April.

Homes & Property readers can buy one Camellia Williamsii ‘Debbie’ for £10.49, or save £5 when you buy two for only £15.98, including p&p.

How to order: send a cheque made payable to TMYP Ltd and quoting MRES52, to Evening Standard Offers, Dept. MRES52, PO Box 99, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2SN, or visit Plants are supplied in 9cm pots and will be delivered from late March. Your contract for supply of goods is with TMYP Ltd. Offer applies to UK mainland only and is subject to availability. Offer closes 30 April, 2009.

Strawberry Flamenco plants
Readers can save £10 when buying two Strawberry Flamenco kits

Save £10 on Strawberry Flamenco kits

Strawberries have become synonymous with the British summer and now with this specially designed strawberry planter, growing your own couldn’t be easier. The Strawberry Flamenco plant is a modern variety that will crop from mid-summer to early autumn, and is ideal for growing in a container.

One kit includes eight plants and a planter, and costs £24.95 including p&p. But Homes & Property readers can buy two kits for the special price of £39.90, and save £10. The planter has eight planting holes and six drainage holes, ensuring a good supply of fresh home-grown strawberries year after year.

How to order: call the credit-card order hotline on 0870 950 5914, quoting R19311HP, or send a cheque made payable to Mr Fothergill’s Seeds to The Standard Strawberry Kit Offer (R), Rookery Farm, Joys Bank, Holbeach St Johns, Spalding, PE12 8SG. Prices include p&p within the UK. Offer closes 31 March, 2009.

Stone Globe lights
Stone Globe lights are the latest outdoor lamps from designer Joanna Wallis

Go with the glow

Stone Globe Lights are the latest design in outside lighting by lamp designer Joanna Wallis. The new lights, made of fibreglass and resin to resemble weathered stone and priced at £498 a pair, will create a stunning impact when lit up. For more information, visit

Event: 19 March

National Trust Quality of Life debate on whether Britain has become indifferent to beauty
Speaking for the motion: philosopher Roger Scruton and historian David Starkey. Speaking against: Germaine Greer. Chair: Simon Jenkins, National Trust chairman.

The debate will be held at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7, from 6pm to 8.15pm. Tickets cost from £12.50 to £30. To book, call 020 7494 3345.

What to do in your garden this week

* Scatter hardy annual seeds such as poppies to give a natural growth pattern in the garden.

* Mulch flowerbeds and hoe regularly to retain water and remove weeds.

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