DIY gutter herb planter with Gorilla Glue

One thing we’ve been wanting to do since we finished our big modern garden makeover at the end of the summer is to make use of the back of the built-in bench which is right next to our back door. We do have a wall planter on the fencing, but I fancied having a couple of herb planters closer to the door, filled with the herbs I use most often when cooking. I’ve used some offcuts of rain guttering for this DIY project, along with a pot of original Gorilla Glue. This super-strong adhesive will bond a whole host of different materials to each…

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Garden makeover sneak peek

If you follow me on Snapchat or watch my Stories on Instagram (I’m one of those annoying people that jumped ship from Snapchat as soon as Stories launched), you might have seen that we’ve been working on a mega garden makeover behind the scenes. It’s taken us most of the summer because when you’re tackling a big project like this it tends to happen in fits and starts. We are so nearly finished, and I can’t wait to share it with you (even though I am absolutely dreading publishing the ‘before’ shots – start preparing yourself because it really, really,…

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The Everyday Spruce: 5 ways to make the most of my evenings

You may remember the collaborative project with Sarah-Lou that we named The Everyday Spruce. We posted regularly for the first half of last year, and then the busy summer months hit us. We never managed to find our groove again after that, so the project got shelved. However, Sarah-Lou and I both fancy reviving it, albeit in a much looser form.  It won’t be a full-on as it was before – I may try to post something monthly but we’ll see. It’s more that if and when we think of something that fits, we’ll blog about it. Here’s a little…

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Introducing : The Everyday Spruce :

A very happy new year to you! I love the blank page that a new year offers, and although I’ll always be a fan of the twinkle and frippery when the house is all decked out for Christmas, I’m just as seduced by the renewed feeling of space and light when the decorations are taken down and our home returns to its normal state. And I can’t help but muse about how wonderful and welcome it would be to be able to instil that same sense of space and light to everyday life, too, as well as to my surroundings.…

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