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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Six gorgeous gardens have scooped their owners our top Lockdown Garden prizes - take a look and see who won.

Gardeners are being challenged to recreate the floral elements of Newmarket’s July Festival in their own homes this year.

This beautiful eight-bedroom manor in Bury St Edmunds is currently on the market with a guide price of £3.5million.

Take a trip around this stunning property in Anglesea Road, on the market for £1.2million – and where Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was said to be a frequent visitor.

A Grade II listed country house set in approximately 14.5 acres is up for sale in Scole near Diss.

Ballingdon Hall provoked widespread attention in 1972 when its owners moved the manor half a mile up a hill – and now they have put it up for sale for £1.9 million so another family can enjoy the historic property.

Are you considering buying an antique but don’t know where to start? We spoke to Richard Barnes, owner of antiques and vintage store Suffolk Heritage, to learn where to start when buying an antique, how to spot a real antique from a fake and the amazing selection the shop has to offer.

Today we are showcasing more of the amazing gardens you have been tending during lockdown.

More of Suffolk’s talented gardeners are taking the spotlight today, as we publish another gallery of competition entries.

A special needs advisor from Ipswich has been using lockdown to practice a new skill and brighten up her garden.

A Suffolk woodland containing sweet chestnut, wild cherry, field maple, rowan, ash, birch and pine has come on the market with a guide price of £200,000.

Entries have flooded in for our competition to find the Best Lockdown Garden - but it’s still not too late to enter.

Take a look at these gorgeous gardens - just some of the entries so far for our Best Lockdown Garden competition.

Our Lockdown Garden competition is open, and some entrants are letting us know why their little patch of Suffolk is so important to them.

Whether it’s the unrivalled seaside views, the state-of-the-art style or the unique design, this five-bedroom home in Kessingland is certainly something special.

Ipswich is about to feel the benefits of a huge change looming in how people work and live, the developer behind a key waterfront building predicts.

Lockdown has provided people with the chance to spend more time in their gardens and now’s your chance to show off the fruits of your labour.

James Rice from The Mortgage Centres answers your top 5 questions about your mortgage during coronavirus, explains what help is available and why you shouldn’t be concerned.

A natural plant fertiliser firm is celebrating an accolade from Which? consumer magazine.

Since lockdown, many of us are working from home. If you’ve had to swap your office desk and chair for your kitchen table or sofa, your impromptu home office set up could be affecting your body more than you realise, resulting in back pain and bad posture.

Keith Bodsworth was all set to show off his new business last weekend but Covid-19 has drastically changed his plans.

With the weather looking good for the Easter weekend, it’s the perfect time to get your garden looking beautiful again – and don’t forget to sit out and enjoy it once the hard graft is done.

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Auction House East Anglia has moved its three April sales online and is offering Facebook users free virtual tours.

A 50ft Dutch barge has been put on the market with a freehold price tag of £49,900.

Catwalk star Claudia Schiffer and her movie director husband have scored a mini victory in a dispute with an East Anglian neighbour.

Plant to Plate deadline extended as schools close for the summer.

This impressive house near Woodbridge, which has stunning views over the Deben estuary, is on the market with Jackson-Stops for £1.5million.

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