Chelsea Flower Show

How Chintz Became Chic Again

The busy botanical flowers we're so used to seeing in chintzy home interiors and on soft furnishings have been creeping back into fashion. Naturally, …

Fashion (UK)

Charlotte Hawkins just wore the most gorgeous ASOS summer dress

<b>Charlotte Hawkins</b> stunned the nation again on Thursday morning wearing a beautiful floral summer dress as she presented Good Morning Britain. The …

Celebrity (UK)

Bizarre nicknames the royals have for each other including Sausage and Tungsten - and somebody actually calls the Queen Gary

Being a member of the royal family means you get lots of exciting and fancy titles.<p>When it comes to public events and meetings, the royal gang will …

Royal Family

Afternoon tea with edible hats, flower pots and tennis ball launched ahead of Afternoon Tea Week 2018

A plush hotel in London has launched a quirky afternoon tea ahead of Afternoon Tea Week in August.<p>Complete with an edible chocolate hat, flower pot …

Surrey (UK)

Charlotte Hawkins just wore the same sell-out red L.K.Bennett dress as Holly Willoughby

<b>Charlotte Hawkins</b> started off her Monday morning with a bang – wearing a stunning red dress by <b>the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite high street store</b> …

Celebrity (UK)

The Most Fabulous Flower Festivals Around the World

If you adore flowers, then get ready to smile because these flower festivals are absolutely <i>blooming</i> with joy. The best part? Horticulture consultant …

Festivals

Prince Charles tells gardeners to quiz nurseries on where their plants come from to halt spread of killer pests

The Prince of Wales has urged amateur gardeners to interrogate their local nurseries about where their plants come from, in a bid to halt the spread of killer disease.<p>The Prince, a keen gardener, advised members of the public working on their own gardens to quiz their plant suppliers on whether …

Gardening

Sam Coulton designs environmentally friendly cemetery that would slowly dye London blue

Bartlett School of Architecture student Sam Coulton has designed a concept for a sustainable alternative to cremation to help Londoners confront …

Activism

These botanical-themed hotel suites have been designed for the ultimate gin lover

It's available to book now across five locations.<p><b>If gin is your favourite tipple then listen up because Slingsby Gin and Hotel Du Vin have collaborated to create a series of botanical-themed suites, inspired by Slingsby's award-winning gin and the 24 botanicals used to create it.</b><p>Available in five …

Wine & Spirits

A Slice of Yorkshire Wilderness in the Middle of London

When you look at this wild slice of the Yorkshire Dales, it’s hard to believe that it’s actually a show garden built in a few short weeks on a …

Landscaping

Mary Berry shares top 3 gardening tips she learnt at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018

The baker is also a keen gardener and picked up try-at-home tips while hosting the Chelsea Flower Show this year.<p><b>While it's well known that Mary Berry is a renowned baker and celebrated food expert, it's easy to forget she also knows her way around a garden too.</b><p>Mary has been an ambassador for the …

Gardening

17 of Queen Elizabeth II’s Funniest Moments Caught on Camera

Photographers snapped these shots at exactly the right moment.<p>The new Duchess of Sussex and the Queen seem to be getting along just fine as they …

Family

News at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 / RHS Gardening

Whether it’s advice on dealing with the sap-sucking fuchsia gall mite, tips on the best varieties to choose, or information on how to propagate from …

English Gardens

The sold-out tea dress ITV presenters are loving

Here's how you can get your hands on it...<p><i>Britain's Got Talent</i> judge Amanda Holden took to Instagram yesterday (July 5) to celebrate 70 years of the …

Lifestyle (UK)

Kitchen of the Week: Charlie Smallbone and deVol Team Up to Create a Conservatory Kitchen, Copper Doors Included

A surprise star at the recent Chelsea Flower Show in London: a kitchen oriented to the garden. Set in an energy-efficient Passive House conservatory, …

Kitchens

Piers Morgan told off by ex-England player live on Good Morning Britain

Is there anything better for <i>Good Morning Britain</i> viewers than watching Piers Morgan squirm when he's called out by a guest live on air?<p>Usually it's …

Celebrity (UK)

Susanna Reid mocks Piers Morgan as he has awkward run-in with Arsenal hero Sol Campbell: ‘That was a solid burn!’

She was absolutely elated when her co-host missed out on his chance to humiliate the Love Island cast by fluffing some maths.<p>And not Susanna Reid has …

Entertainment (UK)

Who is Joe Swift?

JOE Swift hosts the Hampton Court Flower Show on BBC One with Jo Whiley.<p>But what do we know about the author and designer who regularly presents …

Celebrity (UK)

26 awe-inspiring photos of geometric shapes found in nature

Nature truly is a wondrous place.<p>It's home to optical illusions, landmarks, and much more.<p>Sometimes, you'll even find shapes hidden in nature — a rainbow that's a perfect semi-circle or hexagonal honeycombs.<p>We rounded up photos of both natural and man-made shapes that can be found in the outside …

Daffodils

UK ministers hold secret meeting to rehearse Queen Elizabeth’s eventual death

Ministers in the UK have reportedly led a secret exercise in case Queen Elizabeth dies. In an unprecedented move, the members of the Cabinet have …

Great Britain

Spiraling Steam-Bent Pavilion Brings a Whimsical Touch to Chelsea Flower Show

Looking just as organic as the verdant vegetation growing all around it, a steam-bent pavilion by designer Tom Raffield spirals, swirls, and arches …

Avant-garde

The Queen is refusing to have surgery on her painful knees - and the reason why is just incredible

The Queen might be 92, but she still leads an incredibly busy life packed with royal engagements and visits.<p>In the last few weeks alone she's …

Royal Family

The Queen 'is refusing to have surgery on her knees despite struggling to get up after sitting because she does not want to miss any engagements'

• <b>Her Majesty, 92, has worsening pain and now struggles to get up after sitting</b>• <b><br>Known for robust health, she previously carried on despite cataract</b> …

Prince Philip

Queen ‘refusing to have knee surgery’ so she doesn’t miss any engagements

The Queen has reportedly refused to have surgery on her knees because she does not want to miss any royal engagements.<p>The 92-year-old is said to be …

Buckingham Palace

The Queen suffering from 'sore' knees that are ‘playing up’ – but monarch REFUSES surgery

THE Queen is refusing to undergo surgery for her knees, which are reportedly “playing up”, according to a Buckingham Palace source.

Buckingham Palace

The Queen refuses to have knee surgery as she doesn’t want to miss any engagements

THE QUEEN is one busy lady, and she’s determined to keep it that way — even if it means refusing knee surgery so she can keep up with her long list …

Queen Elizabeth II

The aspidistra isn’t called ‘cast iron’ for nothing

If you want a truly indestructible houseplant, there are few that will survive quite such a high level of neglect as an aspidistra. It will tolerate more shade than pretty much any other, not to mention months of drought, the coldest of drafts and almost any pest going. Hence the Victorian common …

Lifestyle (UK)

The Queen is refusing to get knee surgery so she does not miss any engagements

THE Queen is refusing surgery on her knees because she does not want to miss any engagements.<p>Her Maj, 92, has been suffering worsening pain and fears …

Windsor Castle

The Queen refuses to get knee surgery because it’s inconvenient

Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly been suffering from bad knees, but refuses to do anything about it for fear of messing up her densely-packed royal …

Angelina Jolie

No More Tiny Sunglasses: Why Sporty Shades Are Summer’s Coolest Look

Begone, tiny sunglasses! The heretofore ubiquitous shades, balanced on the tips of supermodel noses as if they were Founding Fathers, are shrinking from popular demand. (Did we really think those lenses the size of grapes could protect against UV rays anyway?) A new ugly-chic type is casting shade …

Fashion