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The Fine Bedding Company outdoor blanket
the fine bedding company

It’s getting to that time of year when the evenings are a little bit cooler – but if you still love to sit in your garden and enjoy the twilight, this blanket from The Fine Bedding Company is for you!

The design is adapted from their signature ‘Night Owl’ duvet, and features a water-resistant outer layer, cosy fleece on the inside to keep you warm, and the ability to machine wash the blanket to keep it clean.

It’s ideal for use in the garden, or even for taking on holiday, camping, warming up after cold water therapy, and more.

Lilacs by Naomi Slade
lilacs by naomi slade

Loved and lauded, lilacs are back in vogue. Whether gathered in lavish armfuls for the house or flourishing in the garden, their timeless perfume fills the air and they are an essential part of the spring season – fleeting, fabulous and instantly recognisable.

Following on from Dahlias, Hydrangeas and Lilies, Lilacs is the fourth ‘flowers’ book in the series, written by gardening expert and journalist Naomi Slade and with bespoke images from leading photographer Georgianna Lane. It combines a visual feast with information on selected cultivars and practical tips for growing and enjoying the iconic blooms at home.

Available from all good bookshops. Signed copies can be ordered from

How to garden when you rent
how to garden when you rent

With over 13 million people in the UK renting from a private landlord, that’s just under a quarter of the population living in accommodation where it may be difficult to make changes to the home and garden without the landlord’s consent. This book, written by Matthew Pottage, is an excellent guide to gardening while keeping your landlord happy. It comes complete with projects, inspiration and handy tips tailored to those who rent, and even considers tighter budgets and busy schedules.

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