What makes a loft a loft?

As urban lifestyles become more common, there’s a lot of property development going on where the marketing or spiel purports to offer loft apartments to an unsuspecting public.   The L-word has been somewhat hijacked by the larger house-builders in a drive to add an element of cool – and thus money – to their

The Joy of House Plants.

In my line of work it’s an occupational hazard I know, but it doesn’t stop my poor husband despairing… every possible surface in our house is crammed with house plants. I adore them, they are my year round love. Where urbanisation means so many of us live without a garden, house plants mean the inside

Gardening without a garden.

While many of us might dream of a huge, rambling garden to get lost in on sunny afternoons, many of us have to make do with a little balcony or windowsill to get our fix of the great outdoors at home. Don’t worry though, you can still have a wealth of greenery to bring you