May has sprung upon us, the days are getting longer and warmer which means that Summer is on its way and it’s time to tidy up spring plants, plant out summer flowers and get planning for autumn. It’s also a great time to plant herbs, as plants will establish quickly in warm soil, just remember to keep them watered if the weather turns dry.
With National Gardening Week behind us, our gardens should be a canvas of colour, you don’t need to be an expert in gardening, Charlie Dimmock and Alan Titchmarsh had to start somewhere!
May is the perfect sowing month, plants will be growing strongly in the higher temperatures and you will also be able to watch the bees, birds and butterflies in your organic pot. Why not take part in The Big Butterfly Count? Sit in your garden or the park for 15 minutes and see how many butterflies you see! Register your results here; https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/
What to plant in May outdoors
Direct sow sunflowers
Direct sow poppies
Direct sow Limnanthes to bring insects into your garden and vegetable pot
What to plant in May indoors
Sweet William in seed trays
Herbs and vegetables
Sow perennial herbs
Discover your new home in the quaint village of Yetminster. Upbury Grange is a stunning collection of two, three, four and five bedroom new homes.
Uncover the rare charm of Yetminster, Dorset at Upbury Grange. Set in an area of unspoilt tranquillity, enjoy picturesque nature walks through the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with road and rail links, Upbury Grange is the ideal home for commuters to neighbouring towns of Sherborne, Yeovil and Dorchester.
Developed by award-winning property developer Burrington Estates New Homes, Upbury Grange will be built to an exceptionally high specification. Each home makes the most of the impressive countryside views whilst offering a generous entertaining space, sizeable bedrooms and a British designed kitchen and dining area.
With homes eligible for Help to Buy* you can reserve your dream home with just a 5% deposit.
Prices from £220,000
The Ford is a superb two-bedroom home. There is a generously-sized living and dining room with French doors leading to the rear garden. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and family bathroom with bath. Bedroom one has a set of fitted wardrobes, great for storage. Bedroom two is a spacious double bedroom.
The Alcove has a classic cottage feel that marries perfectly with the contemporary interiors. The well-proportioned living room has a set of French doors leading out to the rear garden. In the open plan kitchen and dining room, where there is a second set of French doors. Upstairs you will find three generous double bedrooms, a study area and family bathroom. Bedroom one is the largest with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom.
The Milestone – Step inside this contemporary three bedroom property and you will feel right at home. From the hall, you can see directly through the bi-folding doors to the quality turfed garden at the rear. The ground floor boasts an open plan design. The living and dining area are generous spaces where you can relax. Upstairs, you can find three good-sized bedrooms, two doubles and a single, as well as a family bathroom. Bedroom one has an ensuite bathroom and fitted wardrobes. Selected homes have the added benefit of a garage.
The Gable – is a premium four bedroom home. The hallway leads through to the free-flowing kitchen, dining and family area. A set of French and bi-folding doors mean the family area is filled with light and provides great entertaining space. There is a separate living room with a further set of French doors to the rear turfed garden and patio area. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. The first bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom. This home has the added benefit of a separate garage.
The Oak is a spacious and stylish four bedroom home. The hall leads through to an open plan dining and kitchen area, complete withbi-folding doors to the rear turfed garden. A set of double doors lead to the living room, which has plenty of room to relax and enjoy family time. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. Bedroom one has a good-size ensuite bathroom and a set of fitted wardrobes. This home has the added benefit of an exterior garage.
*Please see a member of staff for the Help to Buy terms and conditions
Buying your new home before it has been built, often known as off-plan has become increasingly popular. Not only for individual home owners, but for corporate investors to achieve greater returns, but some are discouraged by the idea of buying a product they haven’t seen.
As the government drives to get more new builds onto the market, more people from major investors to first time buyers are weighing up the pros and cons of buying property off plan.
Off plan purchasers are becoming progressively commonplace, although it isn’t as straightforward as traditional house-buying, with advances in technology, developers such as Burrington Estates New Homes offer computer generated images (CGIs) so the purchaser can visualise the finished product, plus virtual tours bringing the homes to life using 3D imagery. The financial advantages of investment can outweigh any uncertainty, buying off plan enables purchasers to secure high quality properties before they are built at the most competitive prices as opposed to buying second hand, meaning the best potential profits. Buying this pro-actively during process also provides an option of personalisation, with more choice available such as kitchen ranges, flooring, bathroom and technology choices.
To view the latest developments of Burrington Estates and off plan sites, such as Upbury Grange in Yetminster, Dorset please visit www.burringtonestates.com/newhomes
On Monday 4th February the streets of Exeter saw students suited and booted ready for their week of work experience. The Burrington Estates New Homes team welcomed Ethan from St Luke’s Science and Sport College in Exeter.
Ethan is an eager 15-year-old, keen to learn the ‘ins and outs’ of the construction industry. With maths being his passion, he sat alongside Grayham, Wayne and Sam in the commercial team (which is managed by Grayham, Head of Commercial). The team implement the regional business strategy, enabling efficient cost control.
Ethan says; “I have learnt a lot this week from the Burrington Estates New Homes team, they have helped me gain an understanding of quantity surveying and have helped further my education”.
After Ethan’s work experience with Burrington Estates New Homes, he is determined to carry out an apprenticeship programming in Quantity Surveying.
For work experience opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A spacious three bedroom St Allen house type at Trispen Meadows boasts a large, L shaped open plan living, kitchen and dining space, with the ground floor area measuring an impressive 519 sq/ft this is the perfect, contemporary home for modern day living.
French doors lead out onto a turfed rear garden, ideal for evenings and entertaining friends. On the first floor there are three well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom boasts fitted wardrobes and an ensuite with Porcelanosa ceramic tiles and shower.
For more information on this beautiful home near Truro, please email email@example.com and visit our website.
Help to Buy and Part Exchange is available.
*Part exchange is available on selected plots only
*Burrington Estates are pleased to offer the Help to Buy and Part Exchange scheme subject to qualification. Please speak to your sales advisor for more information
Quote: TrispenJAN2019 upon enquiring *Feature image is of the show home at Penrose View