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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...

Interiors: Period Style

How should you approach the design of a period interior? Sarah Latham, creative director of Etons of Bath, specialises in the design and renovation of Georgian ...

The Garden Office:
Garden Affairs

A growing number of artists and artisans are opting for ‘shedworking’, setting up light, warm and airy studios conveniently sited in their gardens. Georgette Mc...

Gardening: Brave
New Border

A planting scheme that’s low maintenance but high impact is Jane Moore’s latest challenge, but how do you make a selection from such a variety of planting optio...