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Greenhouses, orangeries and conservatories, a short history

Greenhouses, orangeries and conservatories, a short history

What’s in a name? Come with us on a short – but fascinating – journey into the history of three garden buildings that, although often interchangeable in name, have their own unique story to tell.

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Kitchen gardens: growing your first one

Kitchen gardens: growing your first one

Caroline Beck, flower farmer and garden writer for the likes of Gardens Illustrated and House & Garden, talks about the history of kitchen gardens and where to start if you’re growing your first one.

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The fifth room - how to make your garden work harder

The fifth room - how to make your garden work harder

Garden styling advice from our home design expert, Simon.

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Historic houses to visit in 2020

Historic houses to visit in 2020

Together with the team at Historic Houses, we’ve gathered together six homes across the UK topping our must-visit list this year.

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Growing your own: scent garden

Growing your own: scent garden

This time, our very own writer cum gardener looks at how to build your garden based on both sight and smell.

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Growing your own: container garden

Growing your own: container garden

Our resident green-fingered writer shares a few easy tips on using pots and planters to great effect.

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Kitchens gardens: designing an actual outdoor kitchen, really?

Kitchens gardens: designing an actual outdoor kitchen, really?

Michelle Ogundehin, the internationally-recognised authority on design, interiors and contemporary culture, and former editor-in-chief of ELLE Decoration, shares her views on the design trend for kitchens in your great outdoors.

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Your living room with the roof down

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 outdoors in. But how about taking the indoors out?

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Creating flower arrangements with scale

Creating flower arrangements with scale

A how-to on creating arrangements with volume and scale, from our resident floral expert, Hannah Redman.

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The rise of the dahlia

The rise of the dahlia

Once only found on allotments and in the gardens of serious growers, dahlias are a now a staple of many British gardens. Here’s why they shot to fame...

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

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

Because when the sun goes down, it should never mean that the lights have gone out.

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How to make an entrance: repainting your front door

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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