Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – June/July 22

Sea Hollies by Martin Blow

June and July is the time Eryngiums (Sea Hollies) are coming into bloom but they’ve been looking good all spring with their dramatic, exotic looking leaves and will continue to inspire into the autumn as architectural seed heads replace the flowers. […]

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Interiors Column – June/July 22

Choosing Garden Furniture by Katherine Sorrell

We appreciate our outside spaces much more these days and treat them as extensions of our living areas, with lighting, soft furnishings and furniture that suits the way we live. Recent changes in design and technology have brought about great improvements in outdoor furniture quality, making it comfortable to use, good-looking and long-lasting, with plenty of choice. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – June/July 22

Take A Seat by Nicki Jackson

We think the furniture we include in our garden is as much a design choice as every other aspect of our garden design so, with that in mind and in no particular order, here are our top 5 things to consider when choosing garden furniture: […]

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NGS Summer Openings 2022

In this edition we hear from Lady Guernsey of Packington Hall, Meriden, Nr Coventry, CV7 7HF, which is open on Sunday 12th June from 2pm – 5pm. Admission £6, children free. Homemade teas, dogs on leads welcome. www.packingtonestate.co.uk. […]

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Curtain Call – April/May 22

Soft Furnishings All Under One Roof!

Keith Walker, Managing Director of Curtain Call in Coventry, has been manufacturing and retailing soft furnishings in Coventry and Warwickshire for 36 years, and with Keith’s son, Harry, as Sales Director, Curtain Call really is a family run business with a reputation for attention to detail and fantastic customer service. […]

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Alan Titchmarsh Column – April/May 22

Green Fingers…The Alan Titchmarsh Column

He’s a brilliant presenter, accomplished gardener, talented novelist and all-round horticultural inspiration. This month, Alan Titchmarsh talks about the advent of spring, and how our gardens are beginning to open back up again. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – April/May 22

A Triumph of Tulips by Martin Blow

Tulips have always been spring flowering favourites with gardeners, from massed plantings floating above a sea of Forget-Me-Not through to dwarf varieties in containers and window boxes. They are undergoing a bit of a renaissance at the moment as an essential part of jewel gardens – planted singly in a rich tapestry of vibrant colour. […]

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Interiors Column – April/May 22

A Facelift For Your Front Door by Katherine Sorrell

First impressions count, so give some thought as to how you can transform your entrance with colour, hardware, lighting…or even a whole new door. […]

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Eydens Article – April/May 22

Securing Your Home While You’re On Holiday

As the daffodils pop out along the roads and we see a little more sun in the sky our thoughts start to turn to summer holidays. It’s great to get away for a sunny week or two to completely relax, but before you head off, it’s worth doing a little preparation to make sure your home is secure, and you have complete peace of mind. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – April/May 22

Principal Principles by Nicki Jackson

Garden design – the clue is in the name – we design gardens, and like all disciplines of design, the best examples of our work – and that of other garden designers – can always be traced back to the creative application of a few fundamental principles, or rules, that underpin all we do. […]

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