Bright green palm leaves, swaying against a gentle breeze; peonies bursting out in bloom; the smell of freshly cut grass — it’s all deliciously relaxing.
Very much at the heart of our green and pleasant land, we British have always loved botanicals: on our walls and upholstery, framed or on frocks, we are instantly captivated by plants and flowers
Caroline Dilke visits the garden of Patrick and Rosemary Niven
How does a gee-whizz gardener, used to managing a famous space of several acres, adapt to retirement and a smaller plot of land?
Fringing ‘n’ flares suede skirts ‘n’ shaggy styles. oh yes, Boho 1970s is a major 2015 trend!
The 1970s are often referred to as “the decade that taste forgot” and “a hangover from the swinging sixties” yet they brought us the Pompidou centre in Paris, The Magic Roundabout in full colour, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Carole King’s Tapestry and Joni Mitchell’s Blue albums. Hmm, maybe enough said.
Coloured flokati rugs and even indoor hanging plants are being hailed as the homeware heroes of the season! Spider plant, anyone? But, wait, why buy new?
For an authentic 1970s vibe, Sarah Jane Wilson makes some groovy suggestions.