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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Valentine’s Day - great gifts for gardening types

Horticultural students are thrilled after they were awarded £50,000 worth of support from a foundation set up in memory of a celebrated Suffolk plantsman.

Top tips; Check out these five shrubs to add winter colour to your garden

Be-dazzled; 10 places to see dazzling drifts of snowdrops this February

It might sound a little barking, but there’s no end of doggie decor to choose from. Gabrielle Fagan’s sniffs out her favourites.

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN ‘BIRD CAFE’ AHEAD OF THE BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH

How to grow your own potatoes - in seven simple steps

Time to clear out the office clutter - and bring some colour and freshness to your workspace

With their benefits including reducing your carbon footprint and your monthly energy bills it is no surprise woodburners have become the hot must-have in homes.

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to give your home’s look a revamp, best take some tips from someone with an eye for design. We spoke to Jane Cappleman, one of Suffolk’s leading interior designers, about what’s in and what’s out for 2018.

Suffolk interior designer Rosemary Cattee offers tips on creating timeless style in your home by blending modern and classical elements

New Year diet and fitness fads come and go, but gardening is a recipe for healthy living, says Monty Don.

Top tips from the RSPB

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Are we killing garden birds with kindness? Three things not to do for our feathered friends in winter

Which colours will help you achieve the mood you wish to evoke in your home?

Making an eco-friendly living environment at home can have an invaluable effect on your health and the world we live in. But how can it be done?

New Sunflower variety keeps blooming until late November, says Ipswich horticultural firm.

Cactus expert Gynelle Leon shares some sharp insights for making the most of these ultra-cool plants.

An Elizabethan home in north Essex has been put up for sale – along with a manorial title once held by Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey.

Garden essentials

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Gardening advice; how to grow your own garlic

HOW TO PIMP YOUR PORCH AT CHRISTMAS

Top tips for DIY in the home

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Save yourself money by insulating your loft, says expert Richard Burr.

A driving force behind Colchester’s beautiful public spaces has been named a community champion.

Two Essex community gardening groups have achieved excellence in one of Europe’s largest horticultural campaigns.

Four British records were smashed at a national pumpkin festival sponsored by Ipswich seed firm Thompson & Morgan.

An historic Suffolk windmill often used as an iconic image of its town has been put up for sale for the first time in nearly 50 years.

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