Quick Reads

10 Ideas on How To Hygge In Spring

Hygge is not only a thing for the colder months! Here are some ideas on how to Hygge in spring. And candles; mustn't forget the candles.

2017-05-12 00:00:27By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

What to Do in the Garden in May

May is when Mother Nature properly wakes up and gets her act together. All of a sudden, seedlings double in size, weeds triple in size and you find yourself frantically weeding, potting on, and watering. Click through to read all about what to do in your garden in May.

2017-05-06 00:00:41By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

Reclaimed Wood - Salvaging Beautiful Design

Using reclaimed wood on your next project can be an economic, environmental and design decision all in one. With reclaimed materials you are reusing what some would see as waste, minimising the demand for the production of virgin wood and more often than not saving yourself a few pounds.

2017-04-20 00:00:14By Jon Hutchinson

Hints & Tips

What to Do in the Garden in April

How did April come round so fast? It was only yesterday that we were trying our very best not to get seed-sowing happy. And now it’s seed explosion and everything is starting to grow very quickly. Here is what you can be getting on with in the month of April

2017-04-14 00:00:04By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Greening Grey Britain - Turn a grey area green

What would you say if I told you that you could have an impact on reducing flooding in your area? Or that you could reduce your gas or electricity bill? And you could do both with plants. Did I get your attention? Good. This year, the RHS is urging Brits to add plants to their front garden, cue Greening Grey Britain.

2017-04-06 00:00:42By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Colour Pop: 12 Ways to Add Pink to Your Home

Pink. How do we feel about this colour? It has got a bad rep in recent decades as it is associated with girls. If a household has any manly men, it is very likely the only room in the house which contains pink is the craft room, or room which isn't visited very often, maybe the guest room. Here are 12 different ways you can add pink to your home without feeling it's OTT.

2017-03-31 00:00:22By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Dream Garden: From a Smallholding to a Business

Andy and Adam set up a smallholding in 2011, and 3 years later sought the guidance of Monty Don to make their dream garden. Today, they own a cafe and shop. They told Preloved how they made the decision to up sticks and then to transition to open a business.

2017-03-22 00:00:10By Andy Richards and Adam Willcox

Inspiration

12 Ways You Can Add Pink to Your Child's Room

So your child likes pink. That's okay! It'll all be fine. Let's think practically about this. This obsession will likely last until teenage years, when they'll want to plaster their walls with posters of their favourite musicians, films, love-lusts. Realistically that's, what, 10 years of their life? We've put together some ideas on how to add pink and avoid going overboard.

2017-03-18 00:00:04By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Dream Garden: A Smallholding in a Small Holding

If you are a keen gardener and haven't been living under a rock, you will be familiar with the BBC programme Big Dreams Small Spaces presented by the gardening king Monty Don. Helen and Richard were the gardeners in the first episode in the first series back in 2014. We caught up with Helen about their smallholding.

2017-03-16 00:00:11By Helen Lee

Local & Community

Preloved Member: A Tiny Back Yard with Heaps of Character

Sally's love of gardening grew as soon as she bought her first house in her early 20s. Although she dreams of a large garden, she has a tiny back yard which she has filled with plants and vintage finds. Where would you put plates to decorate? Click through to find out!

2017-03-04 00:00:33By Sally Crossley