Home & Garden

Gardening: Follower
of fashion

The spring shows start this month and Elly West is thinking beauty, practicality and time-honoured, as well as trendy Springtime in the gardening calendar: ...

KonMari: Spark that joy

For those who haven’t seen the hit Netflix show or read the best-selling book, KonMari is big. Certified in the method of home organising, consultant Jennifer ...

Gardening: Small Wonders

Like anything that’s worth doing, says Elly West, sowing seeds takes a little skill and patience but the rewards are well worth it In theory, you can’t go w...

That Seventies Revival

Filtering out pollutants and purifying the air, houseplants offer a chance to re-engage with nature, as well as an ever-growing community online, says Elly West...

Interiors: A room
of one’s own

Why do we decorate? The use of an exotic paint shade, the creative upcycling of an antique chair or the choice of a black quartz kitchen must be about expressin...

Gardening: Autumn Glow

Now is the best time to plant many trees and shrubs, says Elly West. Get them in the soil while it’s still warm to give them the best start for next season T...

Gardens: Small but perfectly formed

Elly West has plenty of tips for good garden design in a limited city space Most of my adult years have been spent in London, where any kind of garden is a l...