Category: Inspired by Propertynews

29th June 2015
Homegrown Flower Business is Blooming

Homegrown Flower Business is Blooming

Georgie Newbery is explaining how she set up her business, Common Farm Flowers: “It started with bunches of sweet peas at the garden gate.” I’m at her smallholding in Somerset, where long narrow beds are packed with marigolds and honesty, ammi and cornflowers. The first crop of sweet peas is beginning to flower in the […]
29th June 2015
Your Get-out Claws

Your Get-out Claws

Don’t despair if the neighbour’s cats are having a field day of destruction in your garden – there are ways to keep them at bay, as Hannah Stephenson discovers … Now, I don’t want to be a killjoy about people’s pets, but when I see a neighbour’s feline stray into my garden, I just want […]
15th June 2015
Scents of Wonder

Scents of Wonder

Balmy summer nights on the patio can be enhanced with fabulously fragrant plants. Hannah Stephenson sniffs out her favourites… Stepping out onto the patio to be engulfed in waves of different fragrances is one of the most glorious sensations of summer. Of course, there are the obvious candidates among the annuals – pots of night-scented stocks, traditional […]
15th June 2015
Let’s go Outside

Let’s go Outside

Eating outdoors is one of summer’s special pleasures. Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to set a perfect table for those al fresco feasts… Sunny days and sultry nights cry out for meals eaten outdoors, and the setting – whether sheltering under the canopy of a tree or gazing up at the stars – can ensure every […]
2nd June 2015
Country Cool

Country Cool

Numerous specialist magazines have attempted to capture the unique architectural splendour of this one-off home which is nestled in the countryside of Aghadowey. The property has unsurprisingly also featured in the Good Architecture Guide to New Builds in the Countryside. Nestled off the Greenhill Road and adjacent to the Agivey River which runs along its […]
2nd June 2015
Victorian Grace

Victorian Grace

Designed by the architect Thomas Jackson for his son Anthony there was no stinting on the fine features when this beautiful Victorian family home was built in 1880. It has been modernised over the past 20 years to create flexible accommodation to suit today’s family and offers endless accommodation with seven bedrooms and three bathrooms. […]
26th May 2015
Every Garden should Dazzle with Peonies

Every Garden should Dazzle with Peonies

There are three things you need to know if you are to succeed with peonies, one of the most spectacular plants in the May garden. Sadly for the peony, many people know only two. Most important is the fact that they must not be planted too deep: 3cm of soil on top of the crown […]
11th May 2015
Pack Pretty Pots with Whatever You Fancy

Pack Pretty Pots with Whatever You Fancy

The simple way to manage pots is to pack each one full of whatever you fancy – tulips, wallflowers, lilies, agapanthus, petunias – and then shunt the pots round in different combinations, depending on what is in flower. You might group pots of wallflowers with a pot of the fabulous scented tulip ‘Ballerina’ and another […]
11th May 2015
Patio Perfection

Patio Perfection

It’s never too late to create a ‘room outside’ by perking up your patio, as Gabrielle Fagan reveals three top looks for garden lounging… In a triumph of hope over experience, we plucky Brits persist in defying our unpredictable weather, eating, socialising and relaxing al fresco as soon as there’s a glimmer of sunlight. But […]
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