Gone to print: space and colour in a textile des...

Her home studio may have changed little in 40 years, but Pauline Caulfield is revisiting and reinventing her workTucked down the side of a London terrace is an enclave of 12 red-brick studio houses b...

This way to the house of easement

Other words for toilets | Arms to Saudi Arabia | Wasabi KitKat | Clergy as tulipsLinda Fishwick objects to the use of “bathroom” to designate the room where one goes to relieve oneself (Letters, 25 F...

Planting English tulips in a Danish coastal gard...

Although we mostly miss them in flower, we consider them a gift to the gardenA last-minute winter weekend in Denmark to walk to the beach sunset, ride bikes to the harbour fish shop and to plant 100 ...

Colourful plants that thrive in cold weather

If your garden has been looking a little sad, plan now for a more verdant winter next yearGardening is a fascinating art form. As much as it is about experiencing tranquillity and nature, it is also ...

Gardening tips: Camelia ‘Yuletide’ will spice up...

Plus, visit The Enchanted Garden at the William Morris Gallery and keep pelargoniums going through the coldPlant thisCamellias that flower over Christmas offer a splash of glamour and colour as g...

How to buy and set up a tall cold frame

It’s a big investment, but you’ll reap the rewards if you sow and grow under glass, says our gardening expertEvery gardener dreams of one day owning a greenhouse. It is an inevitable path that starts...

Gardening tips: plant elephant’s ears

Then sow poached egg plants and join a plant society to meet likeminded gardenersPlant this Bergenias, or elephant’s ears, can tolerate shade, especially in tricky places such as under tree...

A beautiful hanging basket – and six other signs...

Millennials like me are being credited with soaring sales of the pendulous blooms. It’s one of the ways we can convince ourselves we are in control of our livesOne of the hardest things about being a...

Plant hardy orchids for dazzling summer blooms

The right orchids work as well in temperate British gardens as in subtropical forests, so plant bulbs now and enjoy flowers for years to comeIt’s finally March and we’ve already had the first signs o...

All eyes to the skies – and the weeds

March can seem like a false start, but you can crack on indoors, and watch the weather for signs to sow outsideWhatever TS Eliot says, March may be the cruellest month. The days are longer, the verna...

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