It would seem only fair to begin this article with a passing reference to Nicolas Appert. I know, most of you are thinking: Not him again. For pity’s sake, he’s a household name – there’s nothing more to say.Well, that’s right, but there just might be one...
‘Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.’ – George Eliot
Tulips from Amsterdam. We all know that saying, and the song. Holland, more specificallyAmsterdam, is unquestionably the capital of tulip bulbs.
Gardeners are the new front-liners in the battle to save nature. Protecting our natural habitat is becoming increasingly important – if you’re one of the 16 million gardeners in the UK, then you and your garden play a very important role in this.
'How many kinds of sweet flowers grow in an English Country Garden?' - this opening line to a song, a hit by Jimmie Rodgers many years ago, is embedded in the consciousness of the British public. The first verse of the song mentions daffodils, hearts-ease...
Do you remember this song by Simon and Garfunkel? “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme”. Of course you do - it’s iconic. When that song was a hit many years ago it was known that herbs improved the flavour of food, but we now know so much more about their...
Most of us love the Impressionists. We adore the moods they create within their paintings and the dazzling colours they often employ. I remember going to Paris when I was sixteen and we went to all the art galleries which had Monet paintings.
Are you staring at a blank wall? Or two blank walls, or three – or even four? If these walls are in a garden (any outdoor space for that matter) or a shop, an office or a hotel, then read on. Living Walls are a trend that is here to stay.
How can you enhance your garden? How can you add drama to it? How can you even extend your ‘living space’ out from your home and into your garden? How can you create an outdoor oasis for family and friends? The answer to all these questions is lighting.
The simple truth is that the majority of us live in a city where space is at a premium, outdoor space even more so, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to have a beautiful outdoor garden to enjoy. Here are some design ideas to start or incorporate into your small urban garden space that will maximize your slice of nature and give you endless hours of pleasure.