Tag Archives: garden

Three lighting hacks to make your garden twinkle, sparkle and flicker

By | April 4, 2018

After the sun goes down on a warm day it’s tempting to linger in the garden. You’ll need lighting to make the most of it but it’s time to move away from standard off-the-shelf options. Transform your outdoor space into a paradise with clever DIY lighting that sparkles, twinkles and flickers. Here are three simple… Read More »

Sharing garden space can offer you so many benefits

By | March 25, 2018

Sharing garden space has been happening for years, one way and another, possibly quite near where you live! It helps to knit a thriving neighbourhood together. It has many benefits and can be fun, so read on to see if any of these ideas might suit you. Sharing garden space has been happening for years… Read More »

How to create a reading nook, a cosy corner for you and your book

By | March 21, 2018

Reading takes you away from the here and now, expands your mind and challenges your views. Of course you can read anywhere, but having a special place for reading underlines how precious it is. A reading nook is much more than a window seat or an odd piece of unused space in the house. It’s… Read More »

Bring the outdoors in: how to make a room feel more like a garden

By | July 17, 2017

It’s that time of year when we really love being outside but sometimes we have to be indoors. What to do? One answer is to bring the outdoors in and create your own green oasis. We’ll give you some pointers. ‘Borrow’ the view from outdoors This is an old garden design trick and it works… Read More »

How to spring clean and care for your rattan furniture

By | February 21, 2017

It’s time to spring clean your rattan garden furniture! We’re in that undecided period of the year when it’s far from clear whether it’s spring or whether it’s winter. There’s evidence on both sides. On the side of Spring – snowdrops, daffodils, birds singing, earlier sunrise, later sunset. On the side of Winter – snow,… Read More »

On trend: revamp home and garden together

By | November 2, 2016

Revamping it all – home and garden – at the same time has a lot going for it. In the short-term, there’s only one set of mess and chaos to sort out and get over. And for the long-term, you can make sure that home and garden really mesh, giving you a much smoother living… Read More »

Add value to your home with a conservatory or garden room

By | October 17, 2016

Add value to your property with a conservatory, orangery or garden room. Fit bi-fold doors to open it up to the great outdoors and bring in more light. Rattan furniture will complete the look at no great extra cost. Add value to your property, or at least maintain it Whether you’re hoping to work your… Read More »

A garden room sounds lovely! Please tell me more!

By | October 15, 2016

A contemporary garden room has more glass than other rooms. It gives you views over the garden and easy access to it. It’s a relaxed space to use however you like. I’m a bit confused about where a garden room is exactly What it comes down to is this: a garden room can be attached… Read More »

Keeping Up with the Joneses – how to do it

By | October 7, 2016

The Keeping Up with the Joneses movie will be released shortly. How on earth do you keep up with impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated neighbours? We offer a few words of advice. Fitting in or not fitting in Do you want to own the same (expensive) objects and do the same things as your friends and… Read More »

Peace and quiet with plants – International Day of Peace

By | September 20, 2016

Peace. When arguing and discord stop. When fighting, killing and war cease. And we can get on with our lives in relative tranquillity. Growing plants will bring a little peace when world harmony seems far from our grasp. Tomorrow is International Day of Peace. Growing plants brings more peace into our lives When discord seems… Read More »