• Posts Tagged ‘garden’

    Who needs a garden?

    by  • August 13, 2015 • Great outdoors • 0 Comments



    I may not know one end of a geranium from another but I do love plant life. On a stormy day like today, though, the only place to enjoy it from is indoors. And even better if you’ve brought some of the greenery indoors – I haven’t a clue what these plants are (answers on an email please!) but set against the pale walls and white floorboards they look stunning. And perfectly complemented by the wicker and wrought-iron furniture. Hey, there’s even a gaggle of geese thrown in. All we’re missing is that classic summer drink, a Pimms. C’mon… I’m waiting!

    Seán O

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    All hands on deck-ing

    by  • July 6, 2015 • Great outdoors, Stylish living • 0 Comments


    Just like my back patio – minus barbecue, loungers and pizza oven…

    When I read on Friday that we were going to have a weekend of gorgeous weather, I was excited. My favourite three pastimes happen at the weekend – circuit training (good for the heart); cycling with my mates (good for the soul); and badminton (good for a laugh). However, none of that happened – while out in the back garden on Saturday morning I put my foot through a

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    Tea alfresco

    by  • July 2, 2015 • Great outdoors • 0 Comments



    What could be nicer than enjoying a long leisurely lunch in the garden? Enjoying an equally long and leisurely afternoon tea, perhaps?

    Here, they’ve dressed an iron-leg table with a pretty rose tablecloth and added plump cushions, in summery floral prints, to the matching iron chairs.

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    Divine dining

    by  • May 29, 2015 • Desirable dining • 0 Comments


    The sign of a successful dinner party (do people still call them dinner parties?) is when your guests stay till the early hours – but what are the elements that make for a good time? Genial hosts, of course. Top-quality food, naturally. Even the right music has its

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