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Homes & garden

Sunday, April 21, 2019

A west Suffolk property which has seven bedrooms and enough parking for 10 cars has gone on the market.

The long-awaited Ipswich Winerack development is on track for completion at the end of the year, say the developers as the prepare to open their first show apartment.

A picturesque 17th century cottage could be a sailor’s dream home, overlooking the River Orwell and just a short stroll from the Butt & Oyster pub.

Create flexible areas anywhere in your home with help from Sliderobes

In cooler areas, and before the month is too old, we can still move and plant evergreen trees and shrubs, provided the soil is not waterlogged. They are best moved or planted once actively growing and when there is less risk of cold weather.

Brighten your doorway or garden this spring by creating a beautiful hanging basket with the help of Ruth Goudy at Kiln Farm Nursery.

Save money on bottlebrush trees

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Callistemon or ‘bottlebrush’ is a lemon-scented tree and you can get a discount on it today,

Hardy annuals can be sown in pots or modules to provide colour in the garden. Annual grasses can be fun to try too: Briza maxima, Lagurus ovatus and Hordeum jubatum are examples. In mild areas with light soil, we can sow directly outside by marking out irregularly-shaped seedbeds and broadcasting “drifts” of different seed to give a more natural look.

Buy 25 lily bulbs in a range of colours for less than £20.

Did you know you can grow tropical fruit in your kitchen?

Save money on magnolia and mimosa trees

Garden expert Martyn Davey answers a reader’s question about how to grow herbs on a windowsill.

Do you fancy living in a former office, shop or nightclub? Sites around Ipswich town centre are gaining a second lease of life as unique new homes.

Bring that English country garden look to your outdoor space.

Your troubles will float away in this tranquil Woodbridge residence located on the River Deben.

If you’re looking to sell your home in 2019, make sure you’ve read this expert advice from Woodbridge-based estate agents Cornerstone Residential first!

A country cottage is often what springs to mind when you think of your dream home, now imagine the rural idyll with easy access to transport, hospitals and retail facilities.

A west Suffolk property which is set on more than seven acres of land and features two additional homes on site has gone on the market.

This newly-built cliff-top home offering panoramic views of Felixstowe and al fresco dining could be yours for a cool £1.3m.

Walk-in wardrobes are fast becoming the new norm, with styles to suit any space

Gardens across the county will open on Sundays this spring, giving you the chance to get inspiration for your own outside space.

Make sure you consider these seven things before positioning your garden shed

Thinking of putting your home on the market? Here are 10 top tips for ways to add value and attract buyers.

Are you looking to get a foot on the property ladder in Suffolk? We have some top advice on how to secure your mortgage and ensure you get the very best house you can afford.

From reusing pots to getting creative, there’s lots green-fingered types can do to help cut plastic waste.

S. Smith Home Improvements can help you to enjoy your garden whatever the weather

Here’s our guide to which feathered friends you might spot this springtime

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