Design is all around us…

Design is all around us…

I’ve just returned from a short trip to Switzerland. Whilst most England football fans were sitting in the sun, I went to the Vitra Design Museum. You had to take the bus across the border to Germany which was interesting, it is so easy to travel around now, you don’t...
Rip it up and start again?

Rip it up and start again?

I love garden makeover shows. There, I’ve said it! I marvel at the way difficulties are overcome – cranes lift garden rooms in over the neighbour’s lawn, truck-loads of plants miraculously re-assemble into the perfect garden, and even butterflies and hedgehogs...
A perennial holiday problem!

A perennial holiday problem!

Let’s make it easy for ourselves – dealing with holiday watering. So you plan a holiday, look forward to it for months and in the meantime you happily grow plants from seed or use plug plants and pot them on into tubs and pots to enjoy. So far so good! Then you have...

When it comes to getting a garden design bargain, we’re all a bit cannier than we used to be. Voucher website’s are really popular, TV shows like SuperScrimpers get millions of viewers, and many of us wouldn’t dream of going out for a meal without checking for a...

Did you enjoy sport during your school days? It’s true that some kids love sport and want to be the next Jessica Ennis or Andy Murray. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan and many children today agree – competitive sport is seen as boring and un-cool, and definitely...