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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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...