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Landscaping is one of the easiest ways to liven up your outdoor area. A little life and color goes a long way and if you're setting up for home like me, the work you do will have the added benefit of making your yard look better than blowing cash on flowers for one day.


Aeonium tabulaefoeme - Originating in the Canary Islands, these totally flat succulents grow in vertical cracks in the lava flows on rather steep slopes at around 500 m of altitude usualy facing the N or N.W. This collocation enabling the crowns to shed water, effectively preventing rot.

from Country Living

19 Creative Ways to Plant a Vertical Garden

Vertical Succulent Planter. For a bare wall, such a planter becomes much like a living piece of art. Easy to grow plants include dudleyas and sedums. They grow very easily from cuttings. Once established, these plants require little water.

from Bloglovin’

DIY Painted Cacti Pots. (Kate La Vie)

My love for cacti hasn’t gone unnoticed by you lot, I think I have quite the collection of these little guys by now – I always pick up a pack or two every time I’m in IKEA as they’re just so darn ador

from And Then We Saved

Whoa. Back It Up. What'd You Say? Air Fresheners Are Toxic

Wollerton Old Hall Garden This has to be one of my favourite gardens - a real cottage garden with garden "rooms". It is pretty all summer but especially lovely at the moment with lots of highly scented, old-fashioned roses. The main shot was taken with

from HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY - healthy food and living

Pablo’s Chicken

The Hemsley + Hemsley answer to fried chicken, free from breadcrumbs and vegetable oil but crunchy, crispy, succulent and delectable. It’s called Pablo’s Chicken after our cousin’s boyfriend who’s a huge fan and didn’t think we could recreate a healthy version but was very pleasantly surprised! Our baked version is almond crusted, unbelievably good and a hit at any dinner or picnic we take it to.