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May 17, 2024
Dene Wood, Head Gardener at Clumber Park.

Whatever The Weather

There’s a saying that May gets its name because it ‘may’ scorch, it ‘may’ rain or it ‘may’ snow. Monitoring the forecast for late frosts, windy days, and dry spells pays dividends.

Mar 25, 2024
Dene Wood, Head Gardener at Clumber Park.

Spring Sowing

The shortest day has passed, and spring is inbound. While this is soul-nourishing news, do try to savour the winter months. The long shadows and the breath-taking sunrises and sunsets that bookend our day are obvious highlights. Snowdrops, Iris and Daffodil provide most of the flower now, but it won’t be long before the Blackthorn lights up our hedgerows with its blossom. With longer nights receding and the vernal equinox imminent, we can dream of almost double the daylight hours of December. This warming light promotes the soil temperatures that allow our early garden plants to grow. Arou...

Mar 5, 2024
Sofas & Stuff

Threads Of India

Bespoke British furniture and fabric brand, Sofas & Stuff, is delighted to unveil their much-anticipated Threads of India collection, created in collaboration with the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum). The collection draws inspiration from the illustrious archive of South Asian textiles at the V&A, celebrating India’s timeless textiles and global influence, and elevating luxury living spaces with a touch of history. It is the company’s third collaboration with the V&A, building on the success of the Brompton Collection and the Drawn from Nature Collection.

Mar 4, 2024
Ripples Nottingham

Bathroom Planning Perfection

Planning Layout & Space Always evaluate available space and determine the best layout for your bathroom. There might be restrictions such as plumbing locations, waste pipes, windows, doors, ceiling hight, etc. Don’t let any of these stop you from designing your dream. There are almost always solutions, and you can even turn those constraints to opportunities! During the creative design process, we take everything into consideration, such as incorporating architectural elements like vaulted ceilings, skylights, or floor-to-ceiling windows to create an airy and open feel.

Jan 12, 2024
Dene Wood, Head Gardener at Clumber Park.

New Year Gardening

The shortest day has passed, and spring is inbound. While this is soul-nourishing news, do try to savour the winter months. The long shadows and the breath-taking sunrises and sunsets that bookend our day are obvious highlights. Snowdrops, Iris and Daffodil provide most of the flower now, but it won’t be long before the Blackthorn lights up our hedgerows with its blossom.

Jan 4, 2024
Ripples Nottingham

The Ripples Effect

What defines a luxury bathroom? To answer this question, first we review the definition of ‘luxury’. Traditionally, we associate a luxury item with the level of its quality, exclusivity and even the price tag. Although scarcity and exclusivity of a product or service are fundamental foundations on which the idea of luxury is based, this is not what we actually mean in the bathroom industry, as a matter of fact, there are many important characteristics, which define a luxury bathroom. What are the characteristics of a luxury bathroom?  I believe one of the most important characterist...

Nov 7, 2023
Ripples Nottingham

Designing A Shower Space

With so many styles and options to choose from, designing a shower space can be overwhelming.

Sep 8, 2023
Dene Wood, Head Gardener at Clumber Park.

Autumn Gardening

Your soil is now warm enough to encourage root growth and stays consistently moist so is the perfect time for planting most perennials, shrubs and trees. With bareroot season near, think about taking advantage of cheaper plants sold this way.

Jul 4, 2023
Fairfax & Porter Custom Designed Bathrooms & Kitchens.

Transforming Your Bathroom

Renovating a bathroom is an exciting project that can breathe new life into one of the most important spaces in your home. Whether you're looking to create a serene oasis or a sleek and modern retreat, a well-executed bathroom renovation can significantly enhance both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of the space. To ensure a successful transformation, here are some valuable tips to consider during the design process.