Why you need a little friluftsliv in your life

Most of us will be familiar with hygge, the Danish philosophy of living a simple, cosy life for well-being.  But have you heard of friluftsliv?  It’s another Scandinavian concept which focuses on getting outside and…

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August in my garden

Where does time go? I can’t believe I’ve been writing my monthly garden posts for a whole year now, and it’s time to think about August in my garden again already.  But this year will…

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Six tips for styling your garden this summer

Thanks to the lovely warm weather, we’ve been enjoying spending a LOT more time in our garden this year – and I don’t just mean with the hosepipe and sprinkler.  Styling your garden for summer…

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July in the garden

How are we halfway through the year already?  Well, on the bright side, our garden and I have both been relishing this prolonged spell of sunshine, even though I’m spending far too much time with…

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Garden design tips for camouflaging your heating oil container

When we were looking to move out of Bath a few years ago, our favourite house was in a village that wasn’t (and still isn’t) on mains gas. Everyone used oil tanks for their heating…

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