Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – August/September 20

A Ring Of Bells by Martin Blow

Bellflowers, known properly as Campanulas, are an amazingly varied family of plants. Nearly all have bell-shaped flowers, but they come in all sizes of plants from creeping carpeters for the rockery to stately giants for the back of the border. Some are woody-based clump-formers others are frankly invasive thugs, but with careful choice there’s a bellflower for most gardens. […]

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Interiors Column – August/September 20

Dining in the Kitchen by Katherine Sorrell

Design a comfortable, practical and stylish place to sit down and eat in your kitchen.

Preparing dinner while your children do homework at the table, or chatting to friends while you cook a tasty meal, is hugely appealing. […]

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Home Products – August/September 20

A New Look For Your Windows by Katherine Sorrell

Window treatments can complement a room’s architecture, disguise a poor view, link the inside to the outside and add texture, colour and pattern. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – August/September 20

Just Add Water by Nicki Jackson

A recipe for success in any garden, a water feature can bring many benefits. Here are our top 5 reasons (in no particular order) to ‘just add water’ to your garden…. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – June/July 20

Not So Humble Umbels by Martin Blow

Brilliant white cow parsley lining our roadsides in late spring is totally evocative of the British countryside. If you look closely at the flower heads you will see they are shaped like umbrellas and this is where the name for this type of plant comes from: Umbels. […]

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Eco Friendly – June/July 20

Don’t Be Water Wasteful

When you’ve been through a British winter, it’s sometimes difficult to appreciate the need to save water. However, cutting your consumption will bring both environmental and financial benefits. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – June/July 20

Potty About Pots by Nicki Jackson

There are any number of reasons why you might choose to put plants into pots but for the purposes of this article we’re going to be coming at the wonderful world of container planting from a garden design perspective. […]

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VE Day – Stay at Home Victory Party Ideas – May 20

When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved-ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – April/May 20

Growing Granny’s Bonnets by Martin Blow

“Granny’s Bonnets” or columbine are easy to grow, reliable and tough perennials that have popped up in cottage gardens from time immemorial. The proper name, aquilegia, comes from the Latin for “eagle” from the resemblance of the shape of the flower to an eagle’s claw. […]

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Interiors Column – April/May 20

Room To Play by Katherine Sorrell

Putting together a child’s play space is a great opportunity for imaginative design.

Children need their own space so it is beneficial to create a dedicated space in which they can work, play and relax. […]

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