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Monday, February 17, 2020

Home & Garden

Graphic scenes in a rural Kent home

Designer Anthony Burrill and his wife Emma have embraced country house living on their own termsIf you know about Anthony Burrill and the upbeat graphic slogan prints he creates,...

Planting English tulips in a Danish coastal garden

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

How to grow winter aconites

Jolly polished flowers will create a pool of buttery sunlight into FebruaryThere is a little glimmer of hope at the beginning of January, a pool of buttery...

How to get your garden ready for March

Sow chillies now but otherwise it’s time to do some plotting and planningThank God January is almost over: it is never an easy month and is made...

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...

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