LIKE a phoenix, Logie Country House has risen from the ashes to become a five-star retreat – complete with a ghost.
FOR gardeners who have been struggling with the unpredictable weather, expert help will be on hand at Scotland’s biggest horticultural show.
Gardening Scotland, which is being held at The Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh from 31 May-2 June, provides access to the most experienced professionals from the world of horticulture.
SERENDIPITY is how Pauline Brotherton explains finding Cleish Mill eight years ago.
EVEN keen renovators sometimes need a break, and the catalyst for that break can be finding a property that’s too good to miss, and simply doesn’t need any work.
‘WE TOTALLY fell in love with this house,’ says Steph Middleton of her home at 2 Albert Terrace in Musselburgh. “We had been looking extensively and couldn’t find anywhere in our budget that offered the same amount of space, with all the original features that we love.”
IN THE greenhouses of Kevock Garden Plants near Lasswade, many unusual kinds of primula, elegant trilliums and dactylorhizas, those delicate orchids that flourish in the harsh surroundings of bogs and heathland, are all in bud.
BANK holidays always seem to throw our household off balance.
THERE is nothing like the taste of freshly picked summer fruit, such as strawberries and raspberries, and with summer on our doorsteps now is the perfect time to plant.
IT IS the highlight of the British gardening world, attracting celebrities, dignitaries and members of the Royal Family and, for one week in May, putting horticulture on our TV screens and on the front pages of our newspapers.
MENTION a trip to Arbroath and most people will connect it with the Declaration of Arbroath signed there in 1320 following the Battle of Bannockburn.
IT’S my annual family get-together with almost 20 of us in a farmhouse in the North Yorkshire Moors.
THERE’S gold in them thar hills,” or so the saying goes. So it would be foolish not to try out a family leisure activity that offers the potential for economic enrichment.1 comment
After a slow start because of the very cold spring, we are emerging into a good flowering season.
Sleeping bag, pillow and toothbrush in hand, we arrive like orphans outside the closed entrance of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. My daughter Hope and I are guests at the first family sleepover event here.
It all began at a tea party in 1918. While working at the Foreign Office, Dundonian jute heir Euan Cox was hanging out with the literati in London one afternoon. Over what was presumably a cup of Earl Grey, the 25-year-old got chatting to garden writer Reginald Farrer.
I am looking for a high-back, wing chair for my living room. My style is a mix of modern and vintage furniture, but I would like something that will work as a focal piece. Says, D Johnston
Magazines remain a favourite source of inspiration for the home decorator and using these to compile a mood board is a helpful – and enjoyable – exercise.
AS THE sun shone last weekend, our garden was plunged back into life with toys lugged from the garage and the trampoline forced with squeaky protest back into action.
ARRIVING at Fiona McNeil and Stuart Agnew’s home in Edinburgh’s Murrayfield area, the first feature that strikes you when walking into the hallway is the scale and the light.
John Kingsley and his wife Moya Cove knew they’d found their ideal home when they stepped into this Edwardian tenement in Glasgow’s West End
Dave Hall and Alida Biagi look at each other quizzically and wonder why they didn’t get stressed out during the two-year creation of their new home.
With the unseasonable cold weather now behind us, the Horticultural Trades Association is encouraging gardeners to start planting some ‘pick me up’ plants in their beds and containers to enhance well-being into the summer months.
Monty Don reflects on the differences between British and French horticulture and explains why he believes gardens and ghosts go hand in hand
In a desperate effort to escape the snow and keep warm, the munchkins and I set off to explore a tropical rainforest, not in South America but a bit closer to home in M&D’s Theme Park in Strathclyde Park.
AN ARCHITECT working to his own brief is in the fortunate position of not having a communication gap to bridge. Douglas Forrest has been a practising architect for more than 35 years.
LINDA and John Cunningham were already living on the outskirts of St Andrews in Fife when they spotted this house for sale at 19 North Street back in 2003.
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WHILE there are some people who appear instinctively to sense which elements make up their personal style, there are many for whom this seems daunting.
IT is alarming how quickly your garden can become ‘undone’ by pernicious weeds. So how do you go about reclaiming it? A weedy garden can be incredibly daunting.
FOR Julia Young, working in the garden can mean anything from weeding and planting, to abseiling and swimming
RUTH and David Hinks will always be grateful to his former childhood home near Peebles for giving them the perfect space to launch their business
WE HAVE a crisis in the garage. The ‘tidied-away’ toys, books, CDs and DVDs in there, along with various bits of garden equipment, a bike shop’s worth of tools, tyres, and plastic bits (that will prove irreplaceable should they be thrown out), a cot bed, and, of course, the two large packing cases that I salvaged, have all become too much. Too much for me to get to the washing machine in one piece. And too much for my other half to set up his training bike in there, which means the so-called sun room is currently a makeshift, inner tube-strung gym.
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
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