Home & Garden

8 September 2021

September Edition: Jobs in the cutting patch by Roz Chandler

How did we end up in September. For us on the flower farm, it’s the season of change. Autumn brings new challenges and lots of jobs in the garden. Below ...
24 August 2021

Bringing technology into the garden: How to create your own Garden of the Future

Following the new research from TalkTalk which revealed that Brits have spent over £6 billion upgrading their garden over the past year, and that 59% say they spend more time ...
4 August 2021

August Edition: Jobs to do in your garden by Roz Chandler

Well as I write this today, it’s raining hard. Now I know this suits me as a flower farmer but its not good for gardening in. Below is a list ...
12 July 2021

Minimalist décor ideas for the summer, from Aarti Popat

So as the summer starts, we start to think about how we might shed some layers or how we might become lighter in ourselves so I always find that I'm ...

7 July 2021

Garden jobs for July by Roz Chandler

Here at Field Gate Flowers, we are busy cutting our blooms for weddings. We can’t wait to get back to these and hit the ground running. Do follow us on ...
5 June 2021

Is it possible to learn interior design online?

In the modern era, it's possible to learn anything online. While we are all aware of the pandemic and the troubles that have come with it, most of the design ...
3 June 2021

Minimalism: Seven ways repetition can help you in your minimalist journey

Repetition may sound boring- who wants to do the same thing over and over again right? With that said, applying repetitive acts can help you to live a more minimalist ...
1 June 2021

Seven things do do in the garden in June

Roz Chandler is a Flower Farmer and Founder of Field Gate Flowers (www.fieldgateflowers.co.uk), running online courses in flower growing. She is Female First's new Gardening Columnist and here is her ...
1 June 2021

Three ways to reflect personality in your home as a minimalist

Now some of you, especially those of you that love minimalism, might be worried about this and might think of it as cluttering up your home, or adding too many ...

11 May 2021

Minimalism: How to decorate with things you use- kitchen edition

If you appreciate a simple, minimal kitchen but aren’t opposed to a bit of decor here and there, here are just a few options to make the most of the ...

11 May 2021

Tips for your Summer Garden

With summer's warmer temperatures just around the corner, we can begin to get outdoors and enjoy our gardens a little bit more in the UK. If you are a keen ...
7 May 2021

Minimalism: How to decorate with things you use every day- bedroom edition

If you want your bedroom to be minimal but still maintain a few key pieces or accents so it’s not hotel roomesque- here are just a few things you probably ...

6 May 2021

Review: Project 333 by Courtney Carver

For those of you who don’t know what Project 333 is- in a nutshell it’s about creating a capsule wardrobe every three months that includes a total of 33 pieces ...

5 May 2021

Minimalism: Seven useful things you can re-purpose as decor in your bathroom

If you are an aspiring minimalist but don’t like the all white, nothing on show aesthetic in your bathroom, there are some things you can introduce into your space that ...

4 May 2021

Seven things to do in the garden in May

Roz Chandler is a Flower Farmer and Founder of Field Gate Flowers (www.fieldgateflowers.co.uk), running online courses in flower growing. She is Female First's new Gardening Columnist and here is her ...
30 April 2021

Minimalism: How to maintain a simple and minimal hair routine

We’ve all been there- we’ve all spent good money on products and tools that promise the earth and deliver nothing. So, if you want your hair routine to be a ...

30 April 2021

Hair: Seven things you can declutter now

As it’s National Hairstylist Appreciation Day I thought we would look at the seven things you can declutter that are related to your hair- here we go! Everyday products: This ...

28 April 2021

Finally! A sponge that's good for the planet, looks sleek and works!

Who’d have thought that talking about unsexy household essentials such as sponges and bin liners could be so much fun! Well now there’s every reason to get excited with the ...

27 April 2021

Minimalism: Why it’s important to tell your minimalist story

Many people have chosen to share their minimalism story in YouTube videos, books, blogs and on TV. The likes of The Minimalists, Joshua Becker, Courtney Carver and Matt D’Avella are ...

25 April 2021

Minimalism: Seven things you can declutter from your phone right now

While the things on your phone might not contribute to the physical clutter you see around you in your home, it can still become a pretty crowded place if you ...

22 April 2021

Minimalism: Seven earth friendly ways to minimise your stuff

When you first embark on your decluttering journey, you may feel a rush of motivation that makes you want to get rid of everything as fast as you can to ...

21 April 2021

Minimalism: Top tips for managing your paperwork

If paperwork is a particular problem in your household, there are a few things I have learned along the way in my own minimalism journey that might help you too. ...

21 April 2021

Review: Can the cordless Halo Capsule rival some of the best vacuums on the market?

The idea of doing housework used to leave me feeling cold. But, as I’m edging closer to 30, I’m actually finding some enjoyment in bringing some neat and tidiness to ...
20 April 2021

Minimalism: Seven reasons to respect your space

Minimalism begins with a desire to respect your space. You can’t respect the place where you rest your head at night if you’re not happy with the amount of stuff ...