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As nana said, spend your money on your bed and on your shoes because if you’re not in one, you’re in the other. From cashmere and linen, to cotton and silk, we’ve rounded up our dream bedding for 2023.

Maybe not quite yet, but soon we’ll be able to line-dry our sheets. In the meantime, Sophie Allport’s pretty Dragonfly bedding is a reminder of the ethereal beauty of these springtime visitors. Bedding Set, from £50

Pure silk is best for crease-free skin and tangle-free hair. Pillowcase, duvet, fitted sheet and flat sheet in Blush, all by Gingerlily. From £96 for a pillowcase

For Spring 2023, Habitat are inspired by the Global Artisan. This bedroom features pieces from their forthcoming new collection.

H&M is rapidly becoming one of favourite places to shop for the home. We love these cheerful colours in crisp cotton. In store and online at

In the Wonderlust Tea Story Duvet Set (created in collaboration between Clarke & Clarke and Wedgewood) leopards, butterflies and cranes dance across 200 thread count cotton sateen and straight into your dreams. £160

We love this monochrome palette from Marks & Spencers and the precision of the botanical print, warmed for the bedroom by the subtle colour of that Ikat cushion. Bedding Set from £32.50, cushion £14

A cornucopia of jewel-tones and tactile fabrics. Cushions from £8,

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Raj Tent Club specialise in creating an ambience of laid-back luxe. Velvet tasselled bedspreads, £325 each

The stonewashed Ruby Turkish Cotton duvet cover set with its flounced ruffle details is available in a choice of colours. We love the chic Anthracite Grey. From £50

Soak&Sleep are the first UK brand to work with hemp bedding. An eco-luxurious choice in an unbleached tone which will work in any style of room. From £30

For readers of a certain age, seersucker bedding will take them straight back to their childhood but this look comes straight out of 2023’s fascination with playing with tone and texture to create a totally modern sanctuary. From £10


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Wed 10 Apr 2024

Meadows are wonderful, evolving entities. The first year of any meadow it has a huge array of beautiful annuals for colour, however your subsequent years are always a fantastic surprise as to what you will get. Different flowers will germinate in different years all dependant on the condition of the soil, weather etc.

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Tue 9 Apr 2024

In his latest book, freelance journalist, author and novelist Christopher Hart explores the history and ecology of Britain’s hedges.

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Tue 9 Apr 2024

When artist Julia Sorrell contacted me to see if I thought our readers might be interested in the story of how she and husband, Ian, renovated their property in Shipton-under-Wychwood, I jumped at the chance to learn more. Their aim was to use as many recycled materials as possible, and they will be opening their home to visitors during Oxfordshire Artweeks in May.

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Tue 2 Apr 2024

April is the month when you can discover the beautiful, delicate, drooping bell-shaped purple or white flowers of the exquisite snake’s head fritillary which puts on a show in traditional flood meadows, such as those at Iffley Meadows, managed by Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.