The new Spring Summer collection 2012 from Designers Guild is now available for preview online. Featuring beautiful and bold floral patterns from the Kimono Blossom range, vibrant blues and lilac checks and stripes in the Saraille range and a softer Country range offering pale blues, greens and turquoise in pretty floral and check patterns.
Here are some beautiful images from the new ranges.
Laura Ashley have just launched their Spring Summer ranges for home. There are some amazing new patterns and colours in the range, including rich midnight blues in bold geometric patterns and stunning floral art prints for fresh new summery looks.
Here are some inspiring images from the new range…
It’s not long now until Valentine’s Day. Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved one? Or maybe just want to add a touch of romance to you home for the special day. Here are some great ideas of lovely home accessories to get you in the mood…
Love pillowcase set £29.95, Personalised love hearts picture £58, from Not on the High Street
Andrew Martin love letter wallpaper £49.90, Libra love bookends £71.50, from Bouf
Wedgwood Queen of Hearts collection from £40, Rose sculpture cushion £12.50, House of Fraser
Wall sticker £11.99 from Bouf, 1000 red silk rose petals £7.24 from Amazon
Karen Millen have just launched their new season fashion, take a look at this stunning Drape Leather Jacket in luxuriously soft leather with draped suede front. See the new range here.
Wear it with…
Starting this Saturday 14th to 26th January is Butterflies in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley. A huge range of colourful butterflies drifting around the tropical zone. Visit the RHS website for more info.
When it’s cold and gloomy outside, us gardeners need something special to tempt us outside. If you think there isn’t much going on at this time of year then you’d be wrong, there are loads of trees, shrubs and bulbs putting on a great show right now, so make room for some of these in your garden. Plant near a window or entrance to make the most of them.
Some of the best winter flowering trees and shrubs (left to right)…Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ flowers between October to March, Camellia japonica ‘Silver Anniversary’ flowers from January to March, Hamamelis intermedia ‘Diane’ flowers in January and February, Lonicera winter honeysuckle, Mahonia ‘Winter Sun’ also has a good fragrance and flowers between November and March, another one with great fragrance Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ flowers December to March.
Here are some top perennials and bulbs to mix into your borders for winter interest. Cyclamen coum flowers from January to March, Helleborus ‘Harvington Double’ flowers February to April, Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ in mild winters this will flower continuously all through the year – an amazing plant, Snowdrop Galanthus ‘S Arnott’ flowers February and March, Eranthis hyemalis winter aconite flowers February and March, Crocus chrysanthus ‘Cream Beauty’ flowers February and March.
January is the peak season for planting bareroot roses. What better way to beat the January blues than getting our in the garden and planting some roses for next summer. Using bareroot plants will give you the widest choice of plants at better prices than container plants. Planting now when plants are dormant will help them to quickly become established in the garden, and ready to start growing a soon as the weather warms up.
Here are a selection of beautiful varieties from David Austin, visit their website to see the full range.
Gertrude Jekyll Climbing rose
Find out more about planting and caring for bare root plants at the RHS website.