'Edible, medicinal or cultural': first Indigenous rooftop farm opens in Sydney

‘Edible, medicinal or cultural’: first Indigenous rooftop farm opens in Sydney The Indigenous-run enterprise is more than a green space – it will provide community opportunities as well as bush foods “Effectively what you’re looking at is a big pot.” Clarence Slockee and Christian Hampson are showing us around the Yerrabingin Indigenous Read more about 'Edible, medicinal or cultural': first Indigenous rooftop farm opens in Sydney[…]

Wakefield wasteland transformed into £1.8m sculpture garden

Wakefield wasteland transformed into £1.8m sculpture garden Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, to open in June near Hepworth Gallery A patch of wasteland in a “not exactly salubrious” bit of Yorkshire is to be transformed into a sculpture garden that will be one of the few public horticultural spaces to Read more about Wakefield wasteland transformed into £1.8m sculpture garden[…]

Ed Sheeran's battle to build his own pub, pond and private beach

Ed Sheeran’s battle to build his own pub, pond and private beach Britain’s most low-key singer has grand plans for his Suffolk estate, but ‘Sheeranville’ keeps coming up against opposition from neighbours and the local council Name: Sheeranville. Location: Dennington, Suffolk. Continue reading… Source: Guardian

Why you should turn your lawn into a meadow

Why you should turn your lawn into a meadow Most lawns are biodiversity deserts, but there is a simple way to encourage nature – and you don’t even have to ditch the mower My garden sings its own song. It starts after the dawn chorus with the honeybees, followed by the heavier Read more about Why you should turn your lawn into a meadow[…]

MPs call on landlords to scrap 'no DSS' clauses in rental ads

MPs call on landlords to scrap ‘no DSS’ clauses in rental ads Critics compare refusal of people on benefits to ‘no blacks, no Irish, no dogs’ signs MPs have demanded landlords and letting agents end the practice of screening out people on benefits after hearing claims that “no DSS” clauses have become Read more about MPs call on landlords to scrap 'no DSS' clauses in rental ads[…]

Wes Anderson gets a wallpaper collection – let the over-decorating begin!

Wes Anderson gets a wallpaper collection – let the over-decorating begin! Campy wallpapers inspired by his films are now on sale. Which other directors, from JJ Abrams to David Lynch, should get their own lines? Wes Anderson turns 50 next week. Of all the ways you could mark such a momentous event, Read more about Wes Anderson gets a wallpaper collection – let the over-decorating begin![…]

Country diary: greenfinches' insistent calls break a Roman reverie

Country diary: greenfinches’ insistent calls break a Roman reverie Sandy, Bedfordshire: I can imagine myself a legionnaire marching towards Baldock, but the birds have been fighting for survival At school we learned about oxbow lakes, the water bodies left when rivers changed their course. Britain has its oxbow roads too, the broken Read more about Country diary: greenfinches' insistent calls break a Roman reverie[…]

Net loss of housing to wealthy incomers | Letters

Net loss of housing to wealthy incomers | Letters Guardian readers respond to a range of stories on the UK housing crisis The government should help families like the Earles by keeping rents affordable (Priced out: ‘We had to choose: eat dinner or stay warm’, 22 April). Instead it actively makes their Read more about Net loss of housing to wealthy incomers | Letters[…]

Forget the greige age: the case for painting your house any colour you like

Forget the greige age: the case for painting your house any colour you like People who paint their houses unusual colours can end up annoying the neighbours – and falling foul of their local council. But is it anybody else’s business what colour your home is? Future archaeologists may come to know Read more about Forget the greige age: the case for painting your house any colour you like[…]

If I inherit my mum's house will I be able to use my lifetime Isa?

If I inherit my mum’s house will I be able to use my lifetime Isa? I could end up losing 25% of it or having to leave my savings there until after I retire Q I’m single, earn around £20,000 a year at age 34 I have a pension pot which is Read more about If I inherit my mum's house will I be able to use my lifetime Isa?[…]

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