Category: Inspired by Propertynews

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 […]
6th May 2015
Success with grasses is spectacular yet elusive

Success with grasses is spectacular yet elusive

The messy ruff of dead growth around Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Bronzeschleier’ (it’s a grass – a favourite among garden designers) has annoyed me all winter, but when I leaned forward recently to tug it away, the whole thing came away in my hand. “Result,” I thought joyfully and lobbed the entire hideous clump on to the […]
6th May 2015
Getting the best from roses

Getting the best from roses

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com brings you some top tips in how to get the best from Roses. Hopefully, with some luck, despite the recent cold weather, your roses are growing well. No other hardy shrub gives so much for […]
30th April 2015
Spring in to Action

Spring in to Action

Embrace the chance to give rooms a mood-boosting revamp. TV’s Amanda Lamb tells Gabrielle Fagan how to make light work of the dreaded chore… Be honest, are you really itching to flick the dusters, beat a trail with a broom, and generally blitz your home? Take heart if the answer’s ‘no’, because only a virtuous […]
17th April 2015
Flowers for cutting

Flowers for cutting

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com bring you some top tips in how to grow your own flowers for cutting. Most people love to cut flowers from the garden for the house but lots of people feel guilty about taking flowers […]
14th April 2015
It’s Child’s Play

It’s Child’s Play

Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to create the perfect nursery, fit for any little prince or princess… Prince George will soon have to  abdicate his nursery to make way for a brother or sister. The new prince or princess will most likely take up residence in the young prince’s Beatrix Potter-themed room at Kensington Palace, and […]
10th April 2015
Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com  bring you some top tips in how to involve children in the garden.  Gardening may not be the most obvious thing that most children want to do but it can be encouraged and it certainly […]
8th April 2015
Getting a New Sofa? Key tips on what to consider

Getting a New Sofa? Key tips on what to consider

by Trevor Wilson, Interior Designer at BEAUFORT The sofa has been described as “the foundation of any scheme”, and for many people, this is the first piece of furniture they choose when they are kitting out a new home. Key items to consider when investing in your new purchase include: Comfort               The primary function of a […]
3rd April 2015
A bumper crop of Tomatoes

A bumper crop of Tomatoes

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com  bring you some top tips in how to grow your own super Tomatoes this year. Tomatoes are the nation’s favourite home grown crop. Even if you do not grow any other crop the chances are […]
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