Homes & Interiors/Gardens

  • 26 July 2014

    This month and next are prime times for sharpening your secateurs, since most fruit bushes and trees need pruning in summer for a better harvest the following year, and deciduous hedges must be clipped for extra bushiness.

  • 20 July 2014

    Using light to design a home is trickier than you might think, because new technologies and regulations affect the type and number of fittings you can have in a domestic setting.

  • 20 July 2014

    Every night I charge my phone on my bedside table but find the cable really ugly to look at so this week's project will show you how to cover this up.

  • 19 July 2014

    The bearded iris is an early summer treat whose rhizomes should be lifted and divided now if you want more for free.

  • 29 June 2014

    WE were having a clear-out and found an old Scrabble set.

  • 28 June 2014

    Considering its lamentable state when it was taken in hand two years ago by Prince Charles, The Great Steward of Scotland and head of the Dumfries House Trust, the transformation of the five-acre walled garden at the John and Robert Adam-designed grand house in North Ayrshire is astonishing.

  • 28 June 2014

    Iam often asked to explain why plants are sick or dying.

  • 11 June 2014

    A PILE of bank notes totalling more than £2000 has been found in a public waste bin by passers-by in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.

  • 8 June 2014

    I'M a town mouse.

  • 8 June 2014

    I'VE had some leather hidden away in my fabric stash for a while and thought now is the time to do something with it, so this week I made a cover for a tablet computer.