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100 Sunflowers is a project I created to facilitate donations from the plant loving community to UNICEF in order to help Ukranian families in need.
The project, which raised over £500 on its launch day alone, consisted of a special design depicting 100 colourful sunflowers, printed on merchandise such as t-shirts, sweaters and tote bags, with 100% of the profit going to charity.
The project is ongoing, and profits will continue to be donated to UNICEF for as long as the products are in stock.
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 www.naomislade.com/shop
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.