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Garden & Art

Most of us love the Impressionists. We adore the moods they create within their paintings and the dazzling colours they often employ. I remember going to Paris when I was sixteen and we went to all the art galleries which had Monet paintings. 

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Living Walls

Are you staring at a blank wall? Or two blank walls, or three -  or even four? If these walls are in a garden (any outdoor space for that matter) or a shop, an office or a hotel, then read on. Living Walls are a trend that is here to stay.

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Seating and eating

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Lots of us like to use our garden for a bit of alfresco dining – whether we like something hot from the grill or a selection of cool mezes. It conjures up images of piles of scrumptious food, colourful drinks - and the kids playing happily together while everyone relaxes.

Sadly, the reality is often a BBQ under cover of the garage door or golf umbrella (yes I’ve done both these!), while everyone else clusters indoors wondering if the drizzle is going to stop.

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Light Up Your Garden

How can you enhance your garden? How can you add drama to it? How can you even extend your ‘living space’ out from your home and into your garden? How can you create an outdoor oasis for family and friends? The answer to all these questions is lighting.

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Got the front garden blues? - Try making some of these easy changes to your garden this spring.

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Hurrah - we’re nearly at the end of winter, in fact the Met office says spring begins on 1st of March so I’m counting it as spring already. During those dark days of winter, I bet the only bit of your garden you used regularly was the space between the front door and the street.

Whether you have a large front garden; just enough space to park the car; or only a doorstep, this space represents an opportunity. While there’s nothing wrong with seeing the front garden as purely a place to park the bins and the car, it’s really not difficult to take it to the next level.

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Small Urban Gardens

The simple truth is that the majority of us live in a city where space is at a premium, outdoor space even more so, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to have a beautiful outdoor garden to enjoy. Here are some design ideas to start or incorporate into your small urban garden space that will maximize your slice of nature and give you endless hours of pleasure.

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Using your Garden to Decorate your Home

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Bringing the outside in has been a long standing interior decorating phrase for many years, it is all about linking your outside space with your indoor areas to create a harmonious flow. Today however we are going to explore how to literally bring the outdoors into your home with ideas for decorating your home with flora, fauna and other items found in your garden or wider outside areas.

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