• Camellias on perfect form

    by  • February 7, 2016 • 0 Comments

    CopyrightHomesandGardenscamellia3There’s not a lot to love about February, in my opinion, but the appearance of camellias in the gardens and parks of London are a definite highlight. My own potted plant has yet to flower – the buds are still tightly furled, like sage green-coloured knots – but I spotted the first fully-fledged blooms on a large Camellia japonica shrub in Hyde Park last weekend, the deep pink-red semi-double flowers popping up like pomegranate seeds, out of the glossy green leaves.

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    Natural appeal: Angie Lewin anniversary prints for St Jude’s

    by  • January 31, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Angie-Lewin-Homes-&-Gardens-2Designer fabric and wallpaper company St Jude’s has turned ten, and how better to mark the occasion than by relaunching two of its first ever designs? Created by St Jude’s co founder and textile designer Angie Lewin, Dandelion One and Two have been re-launched in new colourways and onto a heavy linen union cloth, making the design ideal for curtains, blinds and upholstery.

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