Keep hay fever at bay while gardening

Keep hay fever at bay while gardening

you are a keen gardener but the height of summer has you sneezing, reaching for the tissues and the antihistamine, then help is at hand.

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How have mortgages changed in 40 years?

How have mortgages changed in 40 years?

Then v Now: Getting a mortgage in the 1980s compared to 2021 Buying your first home will always be one of life’s biggest money moves. But with the reintroduction of the 5% deposit mortgage, and with the price of rent continuing to rise, a lot of people will now look...

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Legal talk: What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

Legal talk: What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

When cohabitees separate, they are not afforded the same protections in law as married couples who are getting divorced. This can cause issues where property is concerned.

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May your garden be merry and bright

May your garden be merry and bright

Gardens, both private and public, have given solace, joy and hope to many this year and winter is no exception, says garden designer, Sally Cunis.

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Glorious Gardens of Japan

Glorious Gardens of Japan

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, highlights the beautiful botany from her recent visit to Japan. Arriving in Japan last autumn with my husband to explore potteries and gardens, I clutched a well-thumbed copy of the ‘Gardens of Kyoto’ – a gift from a friend – carrying in my head an image...

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Subtle Charms of Wintertime

Subtle Charms of Wintertime

With Garden Designer, Sally Cunis Now that the decorations are packed away for another year and the celebrations are over, it’s time to shrug off the spell of lethargy cast by recent festivities and step out into the garden as that is where the true magic happens. Whether it is...

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Out in the Garden

Out in the Garden

Balmy days, fiery autumn colours and sunshine extend this most extraordinary year and it is hard to believe that winter is upon us. Bright red berries of Hawthorn (Crataegus), Rose, Sorbus and Cotoneaster festoon hedgerows and gardens alike indicating, if old tales are to be believed, we are in for...

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O’ Tannenbaum…

O’ Tannenbaum…

There’s nothing quite like the distinctive scent of pine and the slightly irregular arrangement of branches that are among the hallmarks of a real fir tree. Nor does anything conjure up a traditional Christmas scene in quite the same way. But how did this evergreen tradition come about? Christmas trees...

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Autumn in the Garden

Autumn in the Garden

A light of harvest hope after the long, hot heatwave With garden designer, Sally Cunis For the first time in many years most gardeners are probably hoping that we don’t have an Indian summer.  We have enjoyed or endured (however you want to look at it) extremes of heat since...

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Gardening: Back to basics with borders

Gardening: Back to basics with borders

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, gives us a few hints and tips about how to plan the perfect border Snow and icy blasts from Siberia may have delayed the start of the gardening year but now gardeners are busy planning for the year ahead. As it can be a daunting task...

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