HOME & GARDEN

Keeping it green

How green is your garden? Gardening is the most naturally sustainable activity – you just need to remember a few simple dos and don’ts to embrace an eco garden...

Faded Glamour: Pearl Lowe on interiors

“To me, an object that was once the height of elegance but is now a bit battered has far more allure than something brand new,” says Pearl Lowe, the Frome-base...

Herbal magic

Jane Moore follows the herb trail from field to fork and talks to two chefs and two thirsty gardeners, asking them all about their favourite herbs – from rosem...

July garden pleasures

Jane Moore meets Nyla Abraham, a Bath gardener whose garden has seen her through some hard times and has provided vital sustainance to her health and wellbeing...

Roses: simply the best

“He that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose,” said Anne Brontë. Jane Moore has grasped plenty of thorns in her time and her love of roses s...

Gardening: Scents for
all seasons

Jane Moore picks her favourite fragrant shrubs and explains why scented plants are an integral part of any green space In the whole panoply of garden flora ...

Get your garden in gear

Spring has sprung! And it’s time to get this gardening show on the road, says Jane Moore If you’re anything like me you’ll have spent the winter bumbling al...

Architecture:
Georgian refresh

How do you rework a Georgian property in a contemporary way? Architect James Grayley explains his firm’s design approach to a Lansdown Hill property whose desi...

Kevin McCloud: A man with grand designs

Kevin McCloud is a familiar face in our homes as the presenter of Grand Designs, and he’s just been awarded an MBE for his work on sustainability and energy sa...

Avalanche season

Jane Moore is charmed by the swathes of snowdrops popping up in the darkest of winter days I have yet to meet someone that doesn’t love snowdrops. These cha...

January Gardening:
bleak but beautiful

There are a number of small but vital garden jobs to be done in January, says Jane Moore, ranging from feeding the birds to pruning your wisteria back or build...