The leeks I grow at Padstow Kitchen Garden don’t very often get much thicker than a little finger. Pretty much the same thickness as your average spring onion. This is the size most restaurants like them
I grow more than 100 things to eat, including eight or nine types of tomato, five varieties of kale, three kinds of raspberry, various sorrels, 10 kinds of lettuce and a few flowers, all edible If you
Before she set to work, Kate Bradbury’s new garden lay under a life-suppressing layer of decking and stones. One year on, this small plot is already starting to burst into life This week I’m celebrating
Fill tricky spots and barren corners with a blanket of blooms all summer No more excuses, no more bare, broken concrete, no more empty beds denuded of life, no more forgotten corners. Even if you’re just
Despite its tropical associations, the evergreen tea plant can thrive almost anywhere in the UK You might think you’d need a colonial estate high on some exotic hillside to grow your own tea, but this
When the screenwriter William Goldman said “nobody knows anything”, he was talking about the inability of anyone in Hollywood to predict what would turn out to be the next blockbuster. But he might equally
In Sweden, an architect finds an efficient building solution 260 miles from home. This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood. A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula
A giant plant using energy from the Sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month. The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun's warmth to melt salt, which will hold its heat
Like strawberries and cream, certain plants just go together. Whether you want dreamy colour associations, similar flowering seasons, successional colour or support for one another, plants pack more punch
Photograph: Alamy ‘For bringing into the house when your spirits need lifting’: Iris reticulata. 276 image/jpeg http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/25/1440525304460/6abf5f69-7843-43ab-9453-35c306c5af0e-460x276.jpeg
Photograph: Alamy Dahlias for sale at this time of year offer great value for money, flowering all the way through to the first frosts. 276 image/jpeg http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/6/1438873876892/373ecc4f-37b5-48a7-bf51-d8570c518a6a-460x276.jpeg
Seriously, this utility space rivals even the most stylish living room. If we could describe the average laundry room in a word, it would be "joyless." It's a space dedicated to carrying out a dreaded
The potentially tricky transitional month of August will reward a little careful planning with gloriously rich displays My weekly drive down to Somerset takes me at least 10 days back in time from London.
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. John Pawson's minimal home and an experimental residence by Steven Holl make up this week's picks. Every week, we highlight
You don’t need a huge space to grow fruit and veg. Even in the tiniest of gardens it’s possible to produce a feast for stomach and eyes alike Last summer, I set out to find the tiniest vegetable patches.