Green shoots: how veganism is changing gardening

Giving up animal products this year? If so, you might want to rethink how you gardenThere are not many big ideas that come along in gardening. After all,...

When it comes to feeding the soil, cow manure just can’t be beaten

Every gardener needs a top supplier of rotten muckThe magic of manure. Farmer Tom has been and gone. He left behind three sacks of muck. Black cow manure,...

Why I’ve turned my house into a home for rescued plants

I like to feel that I’m rescuing them, but maybe it’s the other way aroundThere’s a greenhouse at the back of my local garden centre where they keep...

A blue to light your home – and your G&T

Blossom from the easy-to-grow butterfly pea plant adds an amazing azure hue to food and drinkHaving grown up in southeast Asia, I am perpetually fascinated by which normal,...

Craft works: ‘We both make things – it was important our home reflected that’

Salvaged wood and friends’ art make this old malthouse a warm family homeWirksworth has always been a place where people make things,” says Esther Patterson. The Derbyshire market...

Meet the ‘cleanfluencers’, the online gurus who like things nice and tidy

It may not be spring yet, but everybody’s cleaning. Or, at the very least, they are talking about it. It has only been a month since Tidying Up With Marie Kondo launched on Netflix, but...

The Marie Kondo wars: how Netflix’s clutter consultant is sparking domestic unrest

The Japanese expert has a show that aims to help us streamline our lives. But it is just as likely to end up sowing discord among couplesName: Marie Kondo.

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