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Abundance of wisteria at Alassio

Fingers crossed we can all get to travel a bit later on this year, so if you plan to head to Italy's Genoa region, and you're a keen gardener, find time to visit these gardens on the Ligurian coast, fully restored to glory

Farmhouse revival

There's a lot of recycling, upcycling and makin' do and mendin' if you want an authentic farmhouse interior. Farmhouse Revival by Steve Gross and Susan Daley looks at 20 beautiful farmhouses in Northeast America, and should inspire those who want an antidote to minimalism

A University of Surrey study suggests planting a combination of hedges and trees along roadsides can help reduce pollution more effectively than planting trees alone

A survey finds we Brits are becoming increasingly concerned about the serious shortage of housing in the UK - and many of us have ideas on how to sort it out

house near Valencia by Ramon Esteve

Brextit notwithstanding, with land prices in Spain still fairly low, you might be considering doing a self-build by the sea... Let this contemporary villa near Valencia by Ramón Esteve architects spur you into action

Dining room

Caroline Hardie-Hammond was given the deeds to the wreck that was Scargill Castle on her wedding day in 1999 by her husband Niall. And after a long labour of love it's fully restored to glory

 

Collier campbell Cote D'Azur

If you love fabric design, you'll want to immerse yourself in this book about sisters Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell, whose work revolutionised textile design from the 1960s.

Linen cloth from Chalk Pink Linen

Looks like covid means it'll be a staycation this summer  - in which case why not do some work on your homestead and help those retailers struggling to stay in business?

Enjoy a splendid real tree from Pines & Needles

Whether you like your decorations refined and glamorous, folksy and natural or bright and kitsch, there’s something wonderful about these upcoming few weeks of the year when we stumble bleary-eyed out of bed and find ourselves in a winter wonderland. Kay Hill puts on her elf hat and offers some decorating advice.

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