Home & Garden

Room to grow: Bristol’s allotments

There’s something very British about an allotment site, and these hidden sanctuaries, featuring familiar and comforting sights, are increasing in number once a...

Building Bristol

A city covered in scaffolding, Bristol is transforming before our very eyes. But, if you take to the streets, it isn’t just the skyline that’s changing, as Mal...

Growing for showing

The gardening-show glory days of past eras may be gone but the ones that have survived make fantastic days out, says Elly West There’s something extremely ...

Gardening: A family affair

It’s hard to find two such unlikely bedfellows as the begonias and delphiniums at Blackmore & Langdon’s, says Elly West Much of my work as a garden desi...

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...