Five ways to make your home less toxic

We are surrounded by chemicals – in food and drink, cleaning products, household items and furnishings. Here’s how to reduce household pollutionVentilateCleaning products,...

Going with the flow in a London flat

Uniting the rooms of a bad conversion doesn’t have to mean knocking down walls…Shortly after Kitty Jackson moved into this ground-floor flat in Harringay, northeast London, she met...

A beautiful hanging basket – and six other signs you’ve mastered adulthood

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 lives

Gardening tips: plant a Japanese pink pussy willow

Then brush up on your botanical Latin and use leftover bubble wrap to insulate pot plantsPlant this If you’re looking for a plant that channels the Pantone colour of...

Growing pains: how the climate crisis is changing British gardens

Across Britain, gardeners are facing the challenges of an unstable climate: extreme weather, unpredictability and prospering pests – and trying a range of solutions to copeOn a dank...

A time of celebration and preparation in the allotment

There’s no planting yet this year, but there’s still much pleasure to be had in planningEpiphany 2019. The high tide has turned, the winter just starting to ebb, though...

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...

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...

Three neglected herbs to enrich your kitchen garden

Plant lovage, hyssop and summer savory for both your patch and your table’s sakeAs a botanist obsessed with food, I have always found one particular statistic perplexing. Of...

The Notting Hill flat that’s now a gallery and bolthole

A graceful London apartment has been converted into an exhibition space – and a place to think – for this creative coupleThis Notting Hill apartment is where it all...

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