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Visit The Sitting Spiritually Garden

Safely visit our stunning garden in Dorset and try our seats for yourself.

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The Invisible Problem by Katherine Crouch

The Invisible Problem by Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on October 20th 2020

There is a great decline in the insect population following a century or more of agricultural practices involving indiscriminately spraying DDT and other poisons to kill crop pests.

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Swinging, Swooping, Spinning (Spiritually) by Rebecca Lovatt

Swinging, Swooping, Spinning (Spiritually) by Rebecca Lovatt

Posted by Siobhan on October 16th 2020

For the lucky people that have a garden, the last few months have taught us just how fortunate we are and how much we need to treasure our outside domain and create an oasis of tranquillity and escape......

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Have a Seat With... Mark Lane

Have a Seat With... Mark Lane

Posted on October 14th 2020

An interview with Mark Lane, as a landscape designer, author and TV presenter Mark kindly took the time to chat to us about his new book.

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The RHS Gardens Are Good To Go....

The RHS Gardens Are Good To Go....

Posted by Siobhan on October 13th 2020

All four of the RHS Gardens have been awarded the official Great Britain and Northern Ireland “We’re Good To Go” symbol.....

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Looking to Spring 2021 with our bulb choices

Looking to Spring 2021 with our bulb choices

Posted by Siobhan on October 6th 2020

Jarmanmurphy have been busy planning our bulbs for a fantastic display next Spring.....

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Autumn Arrival.....The Affinity Accoya

Autumn Arrival.....The Affinity Accoya

Posted by Siobhan on September 30th 2020

Bringing you the newest addition to the Sitting Spiritually Stable......

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Stand & Deliver!

Stand & Deliver!

Posted by Siobhan on September 17th 2020

We're often asked about the delivery of our swing seats, so here we delve a little deeper....

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Have a Seat With... Our Rainbow Bench Winner

Have a Seat With... Our Rainbow Bench Winner

Posted on September 10th 2020

We created a raffle to raise money for the NHS with a unique rainbow bench, here's an interview with our winner Kate Robinson.

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Hanging a Swing Seat Without a Frame

Hanging a Swing Seat Without a Frame

Posted by Siobhan on September 8th 2020

Be Creative......Find Your Own Place to Hang Your Swing Seat....

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Your Perfect Spot

Your Perfect Spot

Posted by Siobhan on August 28th 2020

Looking for the perfect spot for your swing seat, let us guide you.......

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What to plant around your swing seat.....

What to plant around your swing seat.....

Posted by Siobhan on August 21st 2020

Looking to plant something around your swing seat for some shade, scent or just its beauty?

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Have a Seat With... Artist Lucy Young

Have a Seat With... Artist Lucy Young

Posted on August 14th 2020

An interview with Lucy Young, a local artist whose bright and uplifting harbour scenes capture the essence of movement and light found on the stunning Jurassic Coast where she lives.

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The Sitting Spiritually Garden in Late Summer

The Sitting Spiritually Garden in Late Summer

Posted by Siobhan on August 11th 2020

As we bask in a heat wave, the Sitting Spiritually Garden was even looking its best in the recent grey weather, we look at how and why.....

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr by Katherine Musgrove

RHS Garden Harlow Carr by Katherine Musgrove

Posted by Siobhan on August 6th 2020

Garden Manager Katherine Musgrove at RHS Garden Harlow Carr writes for us about late Summer in the garden there

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Choked! The garden in July by Katherine Crouch

Choked! The garden in July by Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on July 28th 2020

Looking back on the garden in July....

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Delivery and Lead Times

Delivery and Lead Times

Posted by Martin Young on July 23rd 2020

We're open and delivering!

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Gardens On Our Wish List Part 2

Gardens On Our Wish List Part 2

Posted by Siobhan on July 21st 2020

There are so many beautiful gardens to visit our wish list is ever expanding.....

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Gin & Tonic Gardening by Katherine Crouch

Gin & Tonic Gardening by Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on July 15th 2020

If there is any time of year to be wandering round the garden aimlessly, it must be in high summer.....

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Product Spotlight - The Trilogy....sharing a secret....a post Lockdown wonder!

Product Spotlight - The Trilogy....sharing a secret....a post Lockdown wonder!

Posted by Siobhan on July 7th 2020

As families come together again, we celebrate the versatility of The Trilogy....

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Our Favourite Garden Blogs.....

Our Favourite Garden Blogs.....

Posted by Siobhan on June 22nd 2020

Blogs are so much a part of our online lives these days, especially during these Covid-19 times, so we have done a round up of our current favourites.....

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Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor

Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor

Posted on June 18th 2020

An interview with Michael Caines, a famous chef and local celebrity.

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The Bench Gurus.....

The Bench Gurus.....

Posted by Siobhan on June 15th 2020

It was lovely to see one of our swing seats featured in The Telegraph on Saturday & we're really rather taken with our new title!

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National Gardening Exercise Day - 6th June 2020

National Gardening Exercise Day - 6th June 2020

Posted by Siobhan on June 6th 2020

National Gardening Exercise Day is observed each year on June 6 and encourages us to maximize the benefits we reap from gardening by adding some stretches and a few extra steps or squats. Gardening on its own is therapeutic, builds muscles and burns calories....

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National Gardening Week, Looking at Roses by Katherine Crouch

National Gardening Week, Looking at Roses by Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on June 1st 2020

This week we’re celebrating National Gardening Week and the enormous benefits nature can have on our wellbeing - particularly during these challenging times, and writer Katherine Crouch is focusing on a big favourite of ours, Roses......

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The Sitting Spiritually Garden

The Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on May 26th 2020

As we approach what would have been our second Open Weekend of the season.....

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Memories

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Memories

Posted by Siobhan on May 18th 2020

Today would have been Press Day at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.....

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Gardening During Covid-19  By Katherine Crouch

Gardening During Covid-19 By Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on May 4th 2020

Those of us with gardens have been rather lucky to be stuck at home in the sun all April. We have been messing about in the garden as much as circumstances will allow......

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Swing Seats from Trees

Swing Seats from Trees

Posted by Siobhan on April 27th 2020

No matter your age, nothing will replace the sense of pure joy you feel when you're swinging on a swing seat.....

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Your Favourite View from A Swing Seat

Your Favourite View from A Swing Seat

Posted on April 27th 2020

There's always that spot, that one place where you feel calm. The scene that you fill your eyes with and can't seem to get enough of.

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Product Spotlight - The Harmony Range

Product Spotlight - The Harmony Range

Posted by Siobhan on April 14th 2020

Wanting colour in your Garden Furniture? The Harmony could be the choice for you....

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Grow Your Own By Katherine Crouch

Grow Your Own By Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on April 6th 2020

A garden project will give you fresh air and exercise and something to amuse the children, (we hope), as well as dinner on the table

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10 Things to do with the kids in the garden

10 Things to do with the kids in the garden

Posted by Siobhan on March 23rd 2020

These are challenging times for families, but here are ten inspiring ideas for outside entertainment

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An Interview with Rosebie Morton

An Interview with Rosebie Morton

Posted by Siobhan on March 16th 2020

Rosebie Morton founded The Real Flower Company nearly 25 years ago with one mission in mind – to cultivate cut flowers with scent, as if they were just picked from the garden. We caught up with Rosebie to find out more…

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Garden Planning - by Marie Shallcross

Garden Planning - by Marie Shallcross

Posted by Siobhan on January 29th 2020

Marie Shallcross of Plews Garden Design writes for us on 12 tips for the first year of this new decade

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Exploring the Jurassic Coast on Foot

Exploring the Jurassic Coast on Foot

Posted by Siobhan on January 20th 2020

Guy Kerr, Programme Manager for the Jurassic Coast Trust writes about our stunning Jurassic Coast & the walks the trust offer....

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Why Buy in Winter?

Why Buy in Winter?

Posted by Siobhan on December 30th 2019

Why is Winter the perfect time to buy your Sitting Spiritually Seat?

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Christmas Wishes from the Sitting Spiritually Team

Christmas Wishes from the Sitting Spiritually Team

Posted by Siobhan on December 23rd 2019

The team are sending Christmas Wishes.....

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The Perfect Christmas Goes With a Swing.....

The Perfect Christmas Goes With a Swing.....

Posted by Siobhan on December 9th 2019

Our aim for this Christmas (& beyond) is to get children away from screens and keep them active outdoors – whatever the weather and here's how....

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Our Favourite Real Christmas Wreaths

Our Favourite Real Christmas Wreaths

Posted by Siobhan on December 2nd 2019

A wreath on your front door at Christmas will get everyone in the festive spirit & here we pick our favourites from West Country Makers....

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Fantastic Winter Colour by Jarmanmurphy

Fantastic Winter Colour by Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on November 25th 2019

Jarmanmurphy write for us on Winter Colour in the Garden

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An Apple a Day by Katherine Crouch

An Apple a Day by Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on November 18th 2019

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch writes for us on the joy of British apples.....

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Posted by Siobhan on November 11th 2019

On Remembrance Day, we are delighted to announce that we will to be giving all donations from our Open Weekends to The Royal British Legion......

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How to Restore Wooden Garden Furniture

How to Restore Wooden Garden Furniture

Posted by Siobhan on October 14th 2019

Summer is really starting to look like a distant memory now, but many of us love to use our garden furniture in the Autumn & Winter so it's a good time to give it a little attention.....

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The Master Ropemakers

The Master Ropemakers

Posted by Siobhan on October 7th 2019

The Master Ropemakers say...."we are delighted to have provided Sitting Spiritually with our British made rope for their swings for some time now. However have you ever wondered how it was made?"

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Sitting Spiritually at Lympstone Manor

Sitting Spiritually at Lympstone Manor

Posted by Siobhan on July 15th 2019

Lympstone Manor – A Sense of Place.....

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Sitting Spiritually at RHS Garden Wisley

Sitting Spiritually at RHS Garden Wisley

Posted by Siobhan on July 11th 2019

Peter Jones, Garden Manager for Hardy Ornamental, RHS Garden Wisley writes for us.......

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Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends

Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends

Posted by Siobhan on July 5th 2019

Information about our ever popular Open Garden Weekends.

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Where to see our seats

Where to see our seats

Posted by Siobhan on June 3rd 2019

Of course we realise that not everyone can come to lovely Lyme Regis to see and try out products, but did you know that you can find us in many places nationally?

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We’re Proud of our Local Heritage

We’re Proud of our Local Heritage

Posted by Siobhan on May 21st 2019

We have a strong belief in working with local businesses and local people and focus very much towards that. We have a diverse team of joiners who all work under license for us within the local area of Lyme Regis, Dorset.

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A Healing Garden

A Healing Garden

Posted by Siobhan on May 3rd 2019

Designers of the Sitting Spiritually Garden, Jarmanmurphy, talk about the healing powers of being in the garden....

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Posted by Siobhan on April 11th 2019

Sitting Spiritually in a Yorkshire garden By Katherine Musgrove, Garden Manager, RHS Garden Harlow Carr

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Sitting Spiritually on the Jurassic Coast

Sitting Spiritually on the Jurassic Coast

Posted by Siobhan on April 4th 2019

Guy Kerr, Programme Manager for the Jurassic Coast Trust writes about our partnership....

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How rocking helps adults sleep better

How rocking helps adults sleep better

Posted by Siobhan on February 26th 2019

Being rocked to sleep doesn’t just work for babies, recent research says that adults trying to sleep better may want to consider investing in a hammock to benefit from the same effect.

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A Pergola for Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

A Pergola for Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Posted by Siobhan on February 15th 2019

“One of the finest gardens I have ever visited” Alan Titchmarsh

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A New Perspective on the Knole Settee

A New Perspective on the Knole Settee

Posted by Siobhan on February 5th 2019

The Knole Settee remains a timeless classic, still popular today. Its striking form has been a source of inspiration to us in the design of our latest garden bench.

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Meet our Team of Makers

Meet our Team of Makers

Posted by Siobhan on January 14th 2019

Meet our Team of Makers, all based within five miles of Sitting Spiritually HQ....

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A festive gift: £250 voucher

A festive gift: £250 voucher

Posted by Martin Young on December 12th 2018

We're spreading the Christmas cheer by giving you a £250 voucher to go towards any of our swing seats, day beds, rockabyes, benches or pergolas.

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Finance Options Now Available

Finance Options Now Available

Posted by Siobhan on November 5th 2018

We are delighted to be working with V12 Finance on providing our customers with a 12 month finance option available on swings seats

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Places to See Our Seats......

Places to See Our Seats......

Posted by Siobhan on October 25th 2018

Whilst we have our own Show Garden at Lyme Regis where our swing seats can be viewed, did you know that there are a large amount of places around the UK that you can also see & try out our seats that may be much closer to you?

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The Evolution of an RHS Licensee

The Evolution of an RHS Licensee

Posted by Siobhan on October 11th 2018

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has been licensing products for more than 25 years. Its licensing team works with carefully selected companies, often leaders in their fields, to develop products meeting the highest standards of quality and design

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The Glamping Show

The Glamping Show

Posted by Siobhan on September 10th 2018

We are seriously gearing up for the Glamping Show next week.....

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September in The Sitting Spiritually Garden

September in The Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on September 5th 2018

Martin and Celia’s garden is blooming and billowing in their corner of Dorset heaven and with the garden open to the public this weekend it’s your final chance of the year to wander amongst the new plantings to see just how incredible the first year has been.

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Celebrating Summer.....

Celebrating Summer.....

Posted by Siobhan on August 23rd 2018

What a gorgeous Summer we're having..... It's been an incredible Summer so far. We've spent countless hours in the Sitting Spiritually garden swinging away in the sunshine watching the world go by....

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Gardens to Visit - Forde Abbey

Gardens to Visit - Forde Abbey

Posted by Siobhan on July 10th 2018

In an occasional series, we are looking at Gardens to Visit, some of whom have our swing seats. We would like to start this series with Forde Abbey, less than ten miles from the Sitting Spiritually Garden.

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Open Weekend Gallery

Open Weekend Gallery

Posted by Siobhan on May 11th 2018

Gallery of images from a beautiful weekend in the Sitting Spiritually Garden

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Open Weekends Update

Open Weekends Update

Posted by Siobhan on May 11th 2018

We were blessed with the most glorious weather for the first of our Open Weekends of the Summer here at the Sitting Spiritually Garden & have news about the forthcoming ones

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Open Weekend Coming up

Open Weekend Coming up

Posted by Siobhan on April 23rd 2018

The first of our series of three Open Weekends is on 5th & 6th May....

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Buying Weekend: 10% off all new orders!

Buying Weekend: 10% off all new orders!

Posted by Martin Young on April 13th 2018

Find out the details for our buying weekend and how you can receive 10% off all new orders.

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Guest Blog - Moods Boards with Jarmanmurphy

Guest Blog - Moods Boards with Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on February 27th 2018

The next stage of the Sitting Spiritually garden design is well under way with plants and trees having been ordered and work days booked in to layout and plant in newly prepared beds. Spring is on its way and we can’t wait....

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Our Story Revisited

Our Story Revisited

Posted by Siobhan on February 13th 2018

Many of you will know the story of Sitting Spiritually, but thanks to the rapid spread of Social Media, we now have many new followers and customers who have asked us to tell our story….

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Open Gardens Weekends & Chelsea Flower Show

Open Gardens Weekends & Chelsea Flower Show

Posted by Siobhan on January 22nd 2018

After ten years exhibiting our swing seats at Chelsea Flower Show we have decided to take a sabbatical for 2018. Curious? Read more....

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OFFER: 10% off for RHS Members

OFFER: 10% off for RHS Members

Posted by Siobhan on January 19th 2018

Enjoy 10% off all handmade swing seats,swinging day beds, benches, pergolas, rockabyes and rope swings by Sitting Spiritually

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Sitting Spiritually Buying Weekend Now On!

Sitting Spiritually Buying Weekend Now On!

Posted by Martin Young on November 24th 2017

THE BUYING WEEKEND HAS STARTED! 10% Discount on all NEW orders including rope swings. Give someone the perfect gift for Christmas!

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Garden Furniture Ideas for Christmas

Garden Furniture Ideas for Christmas

Posted by Siobhan on November 14th 2017

We have the perfect Christmas gift ideas for everyone. Whether it's a rope swing for the children or a relaxing garden swing seat for adults, see what we have available and when you need to order by.

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Ex-Display Swing Seats Coming Up For Sale

Ex-Display Swing Seats Coming Up For Sale

Posted by Siobhan on November 10th 2017

On Friday 17th November, around 10am we will be sending out a newsletter with several ex-display swing seats available for sale.

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Why Buy British?

Why Buy British?

Posted by Siobhan on October 23rd 2017

In recent years, increased awareness of climate change, a growing world population, political instability and the financial crisis – not to mention the ethical issues often associated with working conditions abroad – have forced consumers to think more carefully about where their produce comes from.

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Sitting Spiritually Garden Part 2 | Jarmanmurphy

Sitting Spiritually Garden Part 2 | Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on September 29th 2017

Looking at the next phase of the redesign of the Sitting Spiritually Garden.....

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In The Sitting Spiritually Garden with Jarmanmurphy

In The Sitting Spiritually Garden with Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on August 23rd 2017

In The Sitting Spiritually Garden with Jarmanmurphy

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Caring for Your Furniture

Caring for Your Furniture

Posted by Siobhan on July 24th 2017

How should I look after my furniture is a question we are often asked....

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Summer Care for Your Furniture

Summer Care for Your Furniture

Posted by Siobhan on June 20th 2017

Looking after your outdoors wooden furniture

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Blog

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Blog

Posted by Siobhan on May 23rd 2017

News from Chelsea....

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The Chelsea Story

The Chelsea Story

Posted by Siobhan on February 1st 2017

For 2017 you will find us on RHW295 & we will post further news as it happens.

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Meet Our Makers

Meet Our Makers

Posted by Siobhan on January 17th 2017

As we start a new year, here’s a bit of a heads up to our wonderful makers, who work quietly (well, mostly!) away in the background helping the wheels run smoothly....

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Sitting Spiritually.....of Lyme Regis

Sitting Spiritually.....of Lyme Regis

Posted by Siobhan on March 22nd 2016

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that we have a new "strapline". We are now officially known as Sitting Spiritually of Lyme Regis

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Guest Blog - By Simon Thomas Pirie

Posted by Siobhan on February 18th 2016

Guest Blog - By Simon Thomas Pirie, designer of our new range, talks about our collaboration

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Q&A with Martin Young

Q&A with Martin Young

Posted by Siobhan on January 26th 2016

A question and answer session with Martin Young, Founder of Sitting Spiritually

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Shade Solutions for Garden Furniture

Posted by Siobhan on June 18th 2015

Ideas to create shade for your garden furniture

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Which timber is right for you?

Posted by Siobhan on June 9th 2015

Whether buying your Garden Furniture from us or another company, we hope the following may help you choose the right timber for you & your family

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The Olympic Story

The Olympic Story

Posted by Martin Young on August 24th 2012

Sitting Spiritually Swing Seat presented to the winners of the Olympic Competition 2012.

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