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Quick Colour

Not all of us have years to spend coaxing strange and exotic plants to thrive in our perfectly-planned garden. Sometimes you just want to fill a garden space with colour and fragrance as quickly as possible, and it helps if we do it at a budget…

The Right Furniture

Wherever you are in the world, the outdoor furniture you choose depends on the climate you live in. That's why British holidays are associated with the deckchair - a light, portable, canvas and wood structure that's perfectly suited for Britain's…

Fencing for Beginners

Wrought iron balconies are one of the defining elements of Spanish colonial style. Lanzarote’s relationship with walls is ancient and mystical. The original natives of the island are believed to have walled off areas of land to bury…

Pull up a Stool

Milkmaids, pianist naughty children, and barflies are all used to sitting on stools, but maybe it's time you reconsidered these perennially versatile items of furniture, as well. Stools are one of the oldest forms of seating, and also…

Friends & Enemies

Just like humans, some plants like to be together, while others genuinely dislike each other's company. And, just like humans, the reasons for these affinities are incompatibilities are varied. Some plants repels the pests that affect…

Iron Age

Metal came late to the Canaries, but it is now an essential part of the island’s architectural and artistic heritage. In 1402, when the first mercenaries invaded the islands in the name of Spain, the local Guanche and Maho natives…