Garden makeover on a shoestring: part 1

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The little garden was one of the most exciting things about moving to our new house – well, for me anyway. For the last 10 years I’ve lived in various flats… modern ones, old ones, big ones, small ones, but never ones with a garden. So, with secateurs in hand, a garden makeover is my… 

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Pottering in Portishead: Beach Hill allotments

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I’ve been using the beautiful summer evenings we’ve been enjoying recently to get out and explore our new area. Working from home can send you a little bit stir crazy sometimes and it’s lovely to down tools and set out completely aimlessly to potter about and see what Portishead has to offer. Last night on… 

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Raindrops on roses at Chelsea Physic Garden

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Tucked down a tiny alley moments from the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road lies a little-known green oasis. Chelsea Physic Garden has been on my London to-do list for ages, and a visit from a friend with a passion for plants made it the perfect choice for a sunny summer afternoon last weekend…. 

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Decorating dilemma: indoor olive trees

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I don’t like house plants, I’m absolutely certain on that. So I really shouldn’t like these… {via Just Pretty Things} {Stylizimo} {Vosges Paris} {House of Philia} Apparently olive trees are “pretty low maintenance, great for someone who likes plants that don’t mind a little neglect.” Well, that someone sounds very like me, and I already… 

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Columbia Road Flower Market (and around)

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What better way to spend a sunny Sunday morning in the capital than wandering through the ever lovely Columbia Road Flower Market? Ok, wandering isn’t quite the right term given the hoards but there were still some wonderful sights, sounds and scents to enjoy. A group of gorgeous tulips – I love the parrot ones… 

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