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10 Ingredients you can Forage Pep Up Cocktails- According to an Expert

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The country’s leading urban forager shines a light on wild herbs and plants to jazz up your garnish, and much more, says Sam Wylie-Harris. Since the dawn of time we’ve been foraging for wild foods to use in drinks and as medicine. To really get a taste for the year-long bounty around us, how about … Read more10 Ingredients you can Forage Pep Up Cocktails- According to an Expert

16/07/2019 | Categories: garden design , lifestyle | full article

7 Bright Design Tricks to Maximise Light in Your Home

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From curtains to decluttering and mirrored furniture, Luke Rix-Standing reveals nifty ways to give any home that dreamy light and airy feel. Ask any interior designer: Light is one of – if not the – most important consideration in the layout of a home. Quite apart from being essential (cooking in the dark is not … Read more7 Bright Design Tricks to Maximise Light in Your Home

16/07/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle , property | full article

Summer in a Glass: 9 Super Thirst-Quenchers to Enjoy in the Great Outdoors

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Crown your movable feast with an eclectic mix of refreshing spritzers, canned cocktails and seasonal serves, says Sam Wylie-Harris. As summer heats up, there’s a lovely casualness that shapes our drinking rituals. Just as we reach for our wicker baskets and holiday wardrobe, the fashion for fruity libations and breezy spritzers strikes just the right … Read moreSummer in a Glass: 9 Super Thirst-Quenchers to Enjoy in the Great Outdoors

10/07/2019 | Categories: home , lifestyle | full article

3 Themes for Al Fresco Feasting: Love Island, Festival and Country Cool

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Little beats a lingering outdoor meal in summer. Gabrielle Fagan reveals three ways for setting the scene in style. There’s something about eating outdoors. A generous helping of fresh air and (hopefully) sunshine can magically make even the simplest meal taste delicious. That’s all to the good, because summer’s no time to be slaving over … Read more3 Themes for Al Fresco Feasting: Love Island, Festival and Country Cool

10/07/2019 | Categories: garden design , home , Interior Design , lifestyle , Uncategorized | full article

9 Expert Tips to Transform Your Greenhouse from Messy Junkyard to Rustic Retreat

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Hannah Stephenson reveals how to banish the greenhouse clutter and create a horticultural haven instead. If you’re tripping over compost bags, battling with broken pots and spent seed trays and can’t find a tool in sight, your greenhouse may be in need of a serious makeover. Smart gardeners can create a space that’s not only … Read more9 Expert Tips to Transform Your Greenhouse from Messy Junkyard to Rustic Retreat

10/07/2019 | Categories: garden design , Interior Design , lifestyle , property , Uncategorized | full article

New Homes Property For Sale Today In Hampshire

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Today wonderful high specification new homes from Sunningdale House Developments at their Winchfield View site in Hampshire are released to the market, with prices from £575,000 to £1.6m. Winchfield View is a select development of stunning high specification new homes by Sunningdale House Developments, in a fine location with pleasing views situated about two miles … Read moreNew Homes Property For Sale Today In Hampshire

05/07/2019 | Categories: home , House Market , Interior Design , New Homes , property , Uncategorized | full article

Open Plan Living – the Dominant Design Trend Rendering Walls Redundant

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Some say it’s had its peak, but open plan designs are still staggeringly popular. Luke Rix-Standing ponders the appeal of blurring room boundaries. There are exceptions to every rule, but we’d guess the phrase ‘open plan’ mostly conjures images of a modern, minimalist apartment in whitewashed monochrome, dotted with oddly-shaped furniture from the darkest corners … Read moreOpen Plan Living – the Dominant Design Trend Rendering Walls Redundant

24/06/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

What is Horticultural Therapy and Who can Benefit from it?

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Studies have found that gardening and garden environments can offer a host of physical and mental health benefits. Hannah Stephenson finds out more. Getting outside among plants and nature can work wonders for the body and soul – and garden designer Michelle Brandon is a firm believer in the benefits of a good gardening fix. … Read moreWhat is Horticultural Therapy and Who can Benefit from it?

24/06/2019 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

Tv’s Lorraine Kelly and George Clarke Reveal 2 Key Ways to Create Extra Space at Home

Lorraine Kelly transformed an unused conservatory, while George Clarke created a garden office. Gabrielle Fagan takes a look. Who hasn’t felt at times that their home is shrinking? Growing kids, shifting towards working from home, or just having too much stuff can all make it seem like the walls are closing in. Don’t despair though … Read moreTv’s Lorraine Kelly and George Clarke Reveal 2 Key Ways to Create Extra Space at Home

24/06/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

3 Ways to make a Splash with Seaside Style this Summer

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Ride decor’s most enduring wave and conjure a cool coastal sanctuary. Gabrielle Fagan channels her inner beachcomber to source beautiful beachy buys. The decor tide has come in, and brought with it one of our favourite ever looks – seaside style. Evoking a serene landscape of sandy beaches and blue water in your home will … Read more3 Ways to make a Splash with Seaside Style this Summer

13/06/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

Rose Wines are Blossoming -8 of the Prettiest Pinks for Summer Soirees

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The rose revolution is gathering pace – and pink is the new prosecco, says Sam Wylie-Harris. Nothing signals summer like a gleaming glass of rose. And chances are, if you’re a serious rose lover, you’ll be dipping into a pretty pink palette come rain or shine. Far from frivolous, Provencal pinks, with their pale assets, … Read moreRose Wines are Blossoming -8 of the Prettiest Pinks for Summer Soirees

12/06/2019 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

Preview New Detached House For Sale In Hampshire

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This is a preview of plot 11 at Winchfield View by Sunningdale House Developments, one of the most exciting high quality individual new homes collections to reach the market in 2019. There are 11 new build home and 8 distinctive house designs, all built to a high specification. today were going to take a closer … Read morePreview New Detached House For Sale In Hampshire

06/06/2019 | Categories: house hunting , lifestyle , New Homes , property , Video Marketing | full article

7 Decor Updates to Make your Home Sizzle with Style this Summer

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Want to transform your rooms into super sunny spots? Gabrielle Fagan reveals some mini decor projects and best buys. Your home’s interior can be as sunny as you like, no matter the weather – all it takes is a few simple, budget-friendly updates and best buys. Indulge in the sweetness of the season with sugary … Read more7 Decor Updates to Make your Home Sizzle with Style this Summer

04/06/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Carol Klein Spills the Secrets of the Top British Gardens – So You can Copy their Success

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As her new Channel 5 series Great British Gardens begins, TV garden expert Carol Klein offers tips from the head gardeners who tend them. TV plantswoman Carol Klein has spoken to head gardeners and owners of four of Britain’s most glorious gardens to find out how they achieve such amazing results – and is now … Read moreCarol Klein Spills the Secrets of the Top British Gardens – So You can Copy their Success

04/06/2019 | Categories: garden design , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Father’s Day: 10 Great Gifts for the Green Fingered Types

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From new gloves and accessories to the latest high-tech tools, Hannah Stephenson rounds up her top picks for plant-loving dads. Want to treat your dad to a gardening gift he’ll enjoy on Father’s Day and beyond? Whether it’s a plant, a patio pick-me-up or a shiny new power tool, here are 10 of the best… … Read moreFather’s Day: 10 Great Gifts for the Green Fingered Types

04/06/2019 | Categories: garden design , home , lifestyle | full article