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Michael Perry, aka Mr Plant Geek, shares top tips on which plants you can pop on your patio during the warmer months. By Hannah Stephenson.

Would you like to live in your own stately home? Otley Hall, a historic moated Tudor manor house near Ipswich, could be yours - if you have £2.25million to spend.

Tenants and landlords are demanding justice after more than £30,000 of deposits allegedly disappeared from an estate agents which went into liquidation.

This stunning home in Aldeburgh, is on the market for £1.1million - offering five bedrooms, balconies, a conservatory, a walled garden and covered decking.

Suffolk "Plant Geek" Michael Perry is the ambassador for Garden Day on May 12. Here he talks about his life with plants and the how gardens contribute to mental health and well-being.

Missing or defective smoke detectors account for almost half of potential hazards in rental homes across the region, according to research.

It's time to prep the patio, deck or garden for al fresco living. Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to 'wow' in the great outdoors.

A former architects' office in Woodbridge has become the latest in a line of Suffolk businesses to be converted into living accommodation.

It's time to create a riot of colour with hanging baskets. Hannah Stephenson tries a masterclass to learn the secrets of success.

With spring now here, many people are considering a home move. What will a budget of up to £270,000 buy you around the area? A bungalow in Ipswich, a brand new house near Framlingham or a period property in Sudbury.

A west Suffolk property which has seven bedrooms and enough parking for 10 cars has gone on the market.

The long-awaited Ipswich Winerack development is on track for completion at the end of the year, say the developers as the prepare to open their first show apartment.

A picturesque 17th century cottage could be a sailor's dream home, overlooking the River Orwell and just a short stroll from the Butt & Oyster pub.

Create flexible areas anywhere in your home with help from Sliderobes

In cooler areas, and before the month is too old, we can still move and plant evergreen trees and shrubs, provided the soil is not waterlogged. They are best moved or planted once actively growing and when there is less risk of cold weather.

Brighten your doorway or garden this spring by creating a beautiful hanging basket with the help of Ruth Goudy at Kiln Farm Nursery.

Save money on bottlebrush trees

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Callistemon or 'bottlebrush' is a lemon-scented tree and you can get a discount on it today,

Hardy annuals can be sown in pots or modules to provide colour in the garden. Annual grasses can be fun to try too: Briza maxima, Lagurus ovatus and Hordeum jubatum are examples. In mild areas with light soil, we can sow directly outside by marking out irregularly-shaped seedbeds and broadcasting "drifts" of different seed to give a more natural look.

Buy 25 lily bulbs in a range of colours for less than £20.

Did you know you can grow tropical fruit in your kitchen?

Save money on magnolia and mimosa trees

Garden expert Martyn Davey answers a reader's question about how to grow herbs on a windowsill.

Do you fancy living in a former office, shop or nightclub? Sites around Ipswich town centre are gaining a second lease of life as unique new homes.

Bring that English country garden look to your outdoor space.

Your troubles will float away in this tranquil Woodbridge residence located on the River Deben.

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