- by Jenny Dillon Once an impenetrable fortress, Powis Castle in Wales is now guarded by its 400-year-old hedges and these days the invaders are visitors who come to marvel at their beauty.In contrast, the castle’s cottage and formal gardens are full of ideas you can use at home.

But not all species feel the benefit Published: 25 May 2019 Survival of the fattest: why the country birds are coming to town Chris Packham: There’s nothing I can do about abuse.I just have to understand it and work harder Published: 18 May 2019 Chris Packham: There’s nothing I can do about abuse.

Yet the problem many cities face is a lack of space to create them.As a result, some architects, designers, and urban planners have been forced to reimagine the way in which leafy green environments are designed in dense cities.

These muffins are packed with sweet potato and spinach and therefore have a round sweetness to them.Grease a 12-hole muffin tin and line it with baking parchment or paper muffin cases.

Walk through the woods with Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth - the pair behind Forest-and-Found - and you will learn that you are never far from something useful.The couple met at Chelsea College of Arts, where they both studied fine art: Max made large wooden sculptures and Abigail created installations using found objects.

Jan Baldwin IngredientsBy Kerstin Rodgers aka MsMarmitelover in V is for Vegan Key limes or Mexican limes used in Key lime pie are very different from the usual 'Persian' limes that we know in our shops.The strange thing about both Key limes and Persian limes is that they are ripe when yellow, not green.

Yield 6-8 Cooking time 25 mins Preparation time 25 mins Ingredients 100g (3½oz) shelled, unsalted pistachio nuts 150g (5oz) icing sugar, sifted 50g (1¾oz) plain flour, sifted 2tsp finely grated lemon zest 100g (3½oz) unsalted butter 100g (3½oz) white chocolate, chopped 5 egg whites Icing sugar, to serve Method Heat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 6).Grease 8 baby loaf tins or 8 baby brioche tins, or 6 muffin tins, with butter.

Beat the egg whites with electric beaters until they form medium peaks (stiff but with the peaks drooping slightly).Using a big metal spoon, fold the ground almonds into the chocolate mixture along with half the egg whites, then fold in the rest of the whites.

Part scientist, part artist, part surgeon: the work of a historical conservator Makers & Craftspeople Part scientist, part artist, part surgeon: the work of a historical conservator Nic Webb's sculptural wooden vessels go on display at Hauser & Wirth Somerset Makers & Craftspeople Nic Webb's sculptural wooden vessels go on display at Hauser & Wirth Somerset Garden parasols made from vintage fabric in a 12th century grain store in Cornwall Makers & Craftspeople Garden parasols made from vintage fabric in a 12th century grain store in Cornwall By David Nicholls The couple using foraged materials to make pieces imbued with artistry Makers & Craftspeople The couple using foraged materials to make pieces imbued with artistry The conservator piecing together tiny clues to recreate centuries-old designs Makers & Craftspeople The conservator piecing together tiny clues to recreate centuries-old designs By Emily Tobin The design world's secret resource for anything hand-marbled Shopping The design world's secret resource for anything hand-marbled Specialist: Ivo Prints Makers & Craftspeople Specialist: Ivo Prints Specialist: Stephen Antonson plaster Makers & Craftspeople Specialist: Stephen Antonson plaster Specialist: Peter Reed Linen Makers & Craftspeople Specialist: Peter Reed Linen Specialist: Bisca Staircase Design Makers & Craftspeople Specialist: Bisca Staircase Design Architect and designer Julia von Werz on the design of her London home Makers & Craftspeople Architect and designer Julia von Werz on the design of her London home In honour of International Women's Day, women who changed the face of design Makers & Craftspeople In honour of International Women's Day, women who changed the face of design

The beetroot varieties I am trying this year are ‘Boston’ (an improved form of the well known ‘Boltardy’) and ‘Burpees Golden’.I like having two colours together, both in the garden, with their contrasting stems, and in the kitchen, where their rich colours look fantastic together in salads or roasts.

Yield 4 Cooking time 25 mins Spaghetti carbonara must be one of the most popular kids’ dishes of all time.In our version we use small chunks of parsnip that crisp up just like pancetta, and we mix spiralized courgettes into the spaghetti to amp up the vegetable content.

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This weekend, some of London's private gardens are throwing open their doors to the public for the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend.No10 Downing Street Jay Allen Crown To visit any of the participating gardens, you can either pay entrance at the door of each, or buy a weekend or day ticket, which grants access to all the gardens and activities on offer.

The walls are covered in Robert Kime's 'St Abb's' wallpaper, and the bed features a Suzani from Susan's own collection.Fabric, ‘Les Chenapans’ (015), by Brunschwig & Fils, cotton, £88 a metre, from G P & J Baker.

Betty Fleck/ZHdK In the early 1960s, the city of Zurich hatched a plan to celebrate Swiss architect Le Corbusier.Construction started in 1964, but in 1965, Le Corbusier died, making the museum his last design and forcing the fledgling museum to put together a new construction team.

Signe Bay June 12 My romanesco plants are doing well in their netted cage.Its amazing lime green heads (known as curds) are made up of multiple florets, arranged in a Fibonacci spiral.

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Yield 1 large pizza Preparation time 40 mins We often talk about pizza as a vessel that we can pile with lots of vegetables and get our kids to eat happily.We make it pizza bianca-style, so no sauce needed.

Legendary Colefax decorator Imogen Taylor's home in a medieval Burgundy village Houses Legendary Colefax decorator Imogen Taylor's home in a medieval Burgundy village Beata Heuman's London flat is a trove of ideas City Beata Heuman's London flat is a trove of ideas By Judith Wilson Ben Pentreath's Bloomsbury Flat City Ben Pentreath's Bloomsbury Flat Designer Anna Spiro's vivid Brisbane cottage indulges her love of mixing colour & pattern Designers houses Designer Anna Spiro's vivid Brisbane cottage indulges her love of mixing colour & pattern The charming French house of the furniture designers behind Casamidy Coastal houses The charming French house of the furniture designers behind Casamidy Interior designer Caroline Riddell's London mews house is packed with ideas to copy City Interior designer Caroline Riddell's London mews house is packed with ideas to copy Architectural designer Charles Rutherfoord's elegant London home is a lesson in harnessing contrasts City Architectural designer Charles Rutherfoord's elegant London home is a lesson in harnessing contrasts Modernist furniture & Scandinavian & French textiles abound in the home of designer Suzy Hoodless London Houses Modernist furniture & Scandinavian & French textiles abound in the home of designer Suzy Hoodless Ben Pentreath and his husband Charlie McCormick's triumphantly restored Dorset parsonage Country Ben Pentreath and his husband Charlie McCormick's triumphantly restored Dorset parsonage A dream eighteenth-century house in Bath restored by designer Patrick Williams City A dream eighteenth-century house in Bath restored by designer Patrick Williams Robert Kime's intricately-layered flat is the distillation of 50 years of expertise Designers houses Robert Kime's intricately-layered flat is the distillation of 50 years of expertise Why Bowood remains the epitome of an eighteenth-century English country house Country Why Bowood remains the epitome of an eighteenth-century English country house
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