Gardening tips: read up on how to bring nature into your home

Gardening tips: read up on how to bring nature into your home Then plant honeywort and sow seeds with anti-slug protection Read this Biophilia: You + Nature + Home (Kyle Books, £14.99) will strike a chord for anyone stuck indoors right now. Designer Sally Coulthard shows you how to lift your mood Read more about Gardening tips: read up on how to bring nature into your home[…]

Easy-peasy veg that keeps giving all summer long | Alys Fowler

Easy-peasy veg that keeps giving all summer long | Alys Fowler Swiss chard, Japanese bunching onions, rocket and mangetout will feed you come rain, shine or slugs As summer unfurls and the price of fresh food is likely to hike – due to the lack of pickers – it makes sense, and Read more about Easy-peasy veg that keeps giving all summer long | Alys Fowler[…]

'I like a place that feels haunted': a Brooklyn brownstone filled with stories and art

‘I like a place that feels haunted’: a Brooklyn brownstone filled with stories and art Chilean artist Maria Gracia Donoso employed a shaman to cleanse her home, then transformed it into a vibrant place for art lovers Brooklyn brownstones have handsome bones, but are notorious for their lack of daylight. Some of Read more about 'I like a place that feels haunted': a Brooklyn brownstone filled with stories and art[…]

Super-rich spot bargains as luxury London townhouse sells for just £15m

Super-rich spot bargains as luxury London townhouse sells for just £15m Wealthy buyers are snapping up homes at a big discount in Covid-19 crisis after viewings via Zoom Some of the world’s richest people are snapping up luxury London mansions despite the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown – but only if the seller Read more about Super-rich spot bargains as luxury London townhouse sells for just £15m[…]

A guide to probate: everything you need to know

A guide to probate: everything you need to know With the coronavirus causing long delays to the process, here are the key points to remember Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Tens of thousands of bereaved families who have lost loved ones to coronavirus are dealing with the financial Read more about A guide to probate: everything you need to know[…]

Country diary: black garden ants are quick to colonise the compost | Country diary

Country diary: black garden ants are quick to colonise the compost | Country diary Marshwood Vale, Dorset: Within hours they were seething over what looked like a heap of beige beans In only 48 hours, ants took over one of our new compost bins. Lifting the lid to chuck in some wilted Read more about Country diary: black garden ants are quick to colonise the compost | Country diary[…]

Lockdown location, location: surge in Britons searching for properties abroad

Lockdown location, location: surge in Britons searching for properties abroad Spain, France and Portugal the most searched-for destinations in May, says Rightmove Estate agents are reporting a surge in online searches for overseas properties as locked-down Britons rethink where they want to live, or indulge their fantasies of owning a bolthole in Read more about Lockdown location, location: surge in Britons searching for properties abroad[…]

Eviction ban extended in UK by further two months

Eviction ban extended in UK by further two months Government wants landlords to ‘exhaust all options’ to avoid court action once ban is lifted in August Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government has extended its ban on evictions by a further two months, prolonging the breathing space Read more about Eviction ban extended in UK by further two months[…]

With a vegan barbecue and loungers on order, I have gone full garden tosser

With a vegan barbecue and loungers on order, I have gone full garden tosser I am looking to take the term ‘all the gear, no idea’ into the garden for the first time I don’t know exactly when the tipping point came, but I have to concede that I have become a Read more about With a vegan barbecue and loungers on order, I have gone full garden tosser[…]

UK house prices fall for third month in a row as Covid-19 stifles market

UK house prices fall for third month in a row as Covid-19 stifles market Interest from buyers in England increased in May as lockdown eased, says Halifax Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage House prices fell for a third month running in May as lockdown measures to tackle the Read more about UK house prices fall for third month in a row as Covid-19 stifles market[…]