The Notting Hill flat that’s now a gallery and b...

A graceful London apartment has been converted into an exhibition space – and a place to think – for this creative coupleThis Notting Hill apartment is where it all began for designer Anna Burles and ...

Graphic scenes in a rural Kent home

Designer Anthony Burrill and his wife Emma have embraced country house living on their own termsIf you know about Anthony Burrill and the upbeat graphic slogan prints he creates, you might guess that...

Gone to print: space and colour in a textile des...

Her home studio may have changed little in 40 years, but Pauline Caulfield is revisiting and reinventing her workTucked down the side of a London terrace is an enclave of 12 red-brick studio houses b...

This way to the house of easement

Other words for toilets | Arms to Saudi Arabia | Wasabi KitKat | Clergy as tulipsLinda Fishwick objects to the use of “bathroom” to designate the room where one goes to relieve oneself (Letters, 25 F...

Planting English tulips in a Danish coastal gard...

Although we mostly miss them in flower, we consider them a gift to the gardenA last-minute winter weekend in Denmark to walk to the beach sunset, ride bikes to the harbour fish shop and to plant 100 ...

Colourful plants that thrive in cold weather

If your garden has been looking a little sad, plan now for a more verdant winter next yearGardening is a fascinating art form. As much as it is about experiencing tranquillity and nature, it is also ...

Gardening tips: Camelia ‘Yuletide’ will spice up...

Plus, visit The Enchanted Garden at the William Morris Gallery and keep pelargoniums going through the coldPlant thisCamellias that flower over Christmas offer a splash of glamour and colour as g...

How to buy and set up a tall cold frame

It’s a big investment, but you’ll reap the rewards if you sow and grow under glass, says our gardening expertEvery gardener dreams of one day owning a greenhouse. It is an inevitable path that starts...

Gardening tips: plant elephant’s ears

Then sow poached egg plants and join a plant society to meet likeminded gardenersPlant this Bergenias, or elephant’s ears, can tolerate shade, especially in tricky places such as under tree...

A beautiful hanging basket – and six other signs...

Millennials like me are being credited with soaring sales of the pendulous blooms. It’s one of the ways we can convince ourselves we are in control of our livesOne of the hardest things about being a...

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