February 2017

Peony Red Charm

Nurseryman Alec White of Befordshire’s Primrose Hall Nursery urges us to fill our gardens with peonies, that most lushly petalled beauty

Plants indoors create a healthy environment

If you hate to be parted from plant life, or you don't have any outside space but would like some greenery in your life, then why not think about having a green wall in your home?

Naga by Gan

It's fresh, modern and textured..the Naga rug by Spanish brand Gan is perfect for rooms with a blue/grey/green colour scheme

Fiskars New Generation of axes

If you have a wood-burning stove, you may find yourself having to become the Ray Mears of the house and chop logs on a regular basis. So make sure you've got a good sharp axe to hand

Lisa Pappon apples start at £95

These gorgeous ceramic apples come in many colours and size. Large ones make fabulous pieces of sculpture..which you can perch your bottom on...for the garden

Red roses are a winner

Valentine's Day has become another of those days where marketing folks try to convince us our loved one will be thrilled with a bin or a hacksaw. Well, having quizzed people out on the streets it would seem the old favourites reign supreme: flowers, champagne and a dinner that isn't pasta and pesto