HOME & GARDEN

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...

Gardening: Grand Designs

Make the most of the autumn lull by re-arranging your garden in preparation for the year ahead. Take stock and make brave decisions about plants you’re unsure o...

Gardening:
Artistic Leanings

Sculpture in a garden needs careful positioning, but while there are some basic things to consider, pretty much any style goes as long as it gives you pleasure,...

Interiors: Apartment
of light

Interior designer Clair Strong recently completed work on a beautiful Georgian apartment in the centre of Bath. Here she shares the brief, the design evolution ...

Mary Schoeser: A room of one’s own

Why do we feel the need to decorate our homes? The use of an exotic paint shade, the creative upcycling of an antique chair and the choice of a black quartz kit...

Children’s study spaces

Children’s work spaces can have a significant effect on their focus, concentration and their engagement with homework. Every child will have different preferenc...

Bath in Bloom

Never mind the council cutbacks, some Bath communities are doing up their gardens for themselves, says Jane Moore The Bath in Bloom judging week always falls...

Gardening: Dealing with Drought

How do you keep the plants in your garden going in an extended hot spell? Mediterranean plants, succulents and well-chosen annuals are key – oh yes, and plenty ...

The Art of Tree Selection

Choosing a new tree for your garden calls for careful evaluation says Jane Moore. Opt for small and beautiful with a golden acer, a single trunk Japanese cherry...