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Flower pressing creations

In our last journal post – ‘Autumnal flower pressing’ – Izzi Hudson, founder of florist, Flower and ...

Izzi Hudson - flower pressing
Autumnal flower pressing

Izzi Hudson, founder of florist, Flower and Press, gives us a step-by-step guide on flower pressing ...

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A late autumn walk

Whether you go solo, with those you live with or with one socially-distanced friend, a walk this tim...

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Biophilia and connecting to nature

Most of us feel good in nature. Ask people to imagine a place where they feel happy and relaxed, man...

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For the love of the humble bee

Over the summer, while our roads and streets fell silent, it wasn’t only the birds whose presence be...

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What to plant in autumn

Autumn in the garden is a season of two halves: on the one hand, there are lots of plants that look ...

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Teak – a silver fox

Teak. The timber that’s favoured by lots of brands who make outdoor wooden furniture. Us included. B...

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Kitchens gardens: designing an actual outdoor kitchen, really?

Say kitchen garden and you’d probably imagine neat rows of vegetables grown from seed, or perhaps a ...

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Growing your own: container garden Easy-to-follow advice for beginner gardeners

Whether your garden is large or small, chances are containers (from terracotta pots to metal tubs an...

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Talking to Hannah Redman

It’s a lovely coincidence that when you need to speak to an expert on a certain topic, it turns out ...

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Your living room with the roof down

Every year, when spring and summer start to shine, we all start talking about how to bring the outdo...

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A place beyond the pines

As the months edge ever closer to midwinter, it feels like the perfect time to appreciate the beauty...

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The rise of the dahlia

Not so long ago, dahlias had a reputation for being a bit fussy. They were mostly grown by competiti...

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England’s ancient oaks

As part of Blenheim Palace’s Festival of Literature, Film and Music, we went along to listen to Aljo...

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How to: create an autumnal arrangement

There are many ways that we can reference the current season in our homes. Paint is one, textiles ar...

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Keeping your garden well-lit – after the sun has set

When summer shows its face, you can’t move for talk about bringing the outdoors in. But, you might’v...

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How to make an entrance: repainting your front door

Do you always notice when a house has a lovely front door? We certainly do....

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The garden picnic

It’s a simple fact that fresh, summertime food tastes better outdoors. A slice of peppery frittata. ...

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Basket case

Basket weaving is a craft of old. For thousands of years, people have been weaving grasses, rushes, ...

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Why we love the humble garden bench

Outdoor seating almost always starts with a dining table and chairs. The idea of eating al fresco is...

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The gift of flowers

This year, a present in the post is a much more likely turn of events, and what's more of a welcome ...

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Succulent succulents

Succulents have grown and grown (no pun intended) in popularity over the last few years as a way to ...

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On our doorstep: Hagbourne Copse

Only a few minutes’ stroll from our Wiltshire head office is a pocket of woodland called Hagbourne C...

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I’ll be in the potting shed

Is there a better way to step back from the fast pace of everyday life than heading out to a potting...

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Garden zoning

At Neptune, we talk a lot about seeing your garden as another room of your home. You might’ve notice...

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Books for garden lovers

“A room without books is like a body without a soul,” said the Roman philosopher Cicero. At Neptune ...

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A slice of garden for your great indoors

Bringing the outdoors in is a familiar theme at this time of year, when the weather’s still a bit un...

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The herb garden

Perhaps you dream of a garden where the lavender grows waist-high, or of a camomile lawn that’s soft...

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Winter beaches

This autumn, our interiors anthology, Stories, turned ten-issues-old. So, to mark our entry into dou...

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March’s flower

For many of us, daffodils mark the beginning of spring. While snowdrops and crocuses may be the firs...

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Summer flowers, styled and potted by Hannah Redman

In our ninth volume of Stories, Stories for summer, our resident floral expert, Hannah Redman, fresh...

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Growing your own: scent garden Easy-to-follow advice for beginner gardeners

Think of your garden and the chances are you’re remembering how it looks, rather than the scents you...

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Taking mirrors al fresco

Arabella St John Parker, freelance gardens editor, shares her home-grown ideas for all the different...

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Getting creative with tester paint pots

Have you ever ordered a tester pot (or two, or ten) to help you decide what colour to pick for your ...

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Three garden layouts with our designer, Fred

Is your garden a modest courtyard patch or something more sprawling? Either way, it deserves to be t...

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Garden hosting: tips from a stylist

Entertaining in your garden doesn’t always need to be a case of sun’s out, barbecue’s on. Neither do...

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Outdoor dining: your FAQs answered

No sooner does the thermostat climb into the mid-twenties than we’ll all be found rushing outside to...

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The garden furniture guide

Choosing furniture for your home, whether it’ll live inside or out, is a balance between what looks ...

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Our design team’s favourite furniture couplings

A few articles ago, we looked at how many styles of furniture to have in the same room so there’s ju...

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How to prepare your dining room for a gathering

With Easter on the horizon, we’re looking at the different ways that you can dress your dining area ...