Home and Gardens
Tips and advice on how to get the best out of your home and garden.
Making Your Home Naturally Cosy
January doesn’t have to be gloomy after the Christmas decorations come down, it can be the ideal time to revamp the home as Adele Trathan explains.
Watt The Heck: Light Up Your Festive Season
As the first frosts of winter bring a chill to the darkness, Robert Veitch takes a look at some ways to bring a little light into your life this season
Beautiful Berried Treasure
A selection of berried shrubs will bring colour to your garden during the dreariest time of year, writes Flo Whitaker
Spindles, Skewers and Toothpicks: The Euonymus genus
The euonymus genus contains over 150 varieties in the form of shrubs and trees, so there should be one type available to brighten every garden throughout the year.
Wonderful Workspaces: Setting up a Home Office
In today’s climate, home offices have never been more desirable. We've got this advice for designing your own stylish workspace
Blaze Away! A Look at Fiery Acers
Versatile and long-lived, no plants give better fiery autumnal colours than acers.
GARDENING: Winter Greens
It’s all go on the veg patch this month. Sow hardy winter greens and plant onions for a tasty crop next year.
Dressing Up: Create the perfect window display for your home
The right window dressing can transform the look and feel of a room without the need for a complete interior revamp. Take inspiration from the latest trends to redesign your window space,
Queen of the Blues: Agapanthus in Late Summer
Coming in every shade from darkest inky purple to purest white, no summer garden is complete without the extraordinary blooms of Agapanthus.
The Dirt on Hedges
Hedging is an important feature in many domestic and agricultural settings, designating boundary, providing habitat for wildlife and privacy for humans, and actually being a thing of beauty. Peter Erridge tells us more
Bring the Outdoors In
Add plenty of extra space to your home, with the addition of a light-filled garden room, conservatory or orangerie.
Caring for Houseplants
Were you gifted a houseplant at Christmas? Wondering what to do with it now? Hippeastrum (amaryllis) are extraordinary plants. Their huge bulbs can develop flowering spikes 60cms tall within six weeks. They are often sold as a kit, complete with flowerpot and compost.
Your Guide to Maximising Your Sale
Steaming coffee and the aroma of freshly baked bread does not guarantee a sale, considering that the majority of buyers will view several properties, every little bit counts to help your's fall top of the shortlist.
Seed sowing season begins
Garden centres are gearing up for the great seed-sowing season, but there are so many different types of seeds to choose from. What to buy? Flo Whitaker explains...