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House of the week: Blenheim

House of the week: Blenheim

This glistening white hebel stone house features an athlete-level two-lane lap pool.

Grassroots garden show blooms

beer awards

Garden Marlborough is a truly grassroots event, dreamt up and organised by gardeners for gardeners.

Top designer to headline garden festival

Michael McCoy

Attendees at this year's Nelmac Garden Marlborough will have an internationally acclaimed gardener from across the ditch to inspire them.

Slice of Greece caps ideal fit

DeLeo House

SOPHIE PREECE - The Marlborough Express

A mid-century design has proved the perfect family home, offering charm and size in equal measure. Sophie Preece hears of a long hunt and a happy ending.

No place like the office

 Jane Forrest-Waghorn

Astrolabe's new home in Rapaura Rd favours stylish fun over corporate formality, reports Sonia O'Regan.

Use it or lose it, DOC warns

Snowgrass hut

They are ever versatile, but some of our tramping huts may be on the track to extinction.

Modern design, mellow vintage

eradus house

The eclectically furnished home of Hanna and Michiel Eradus is a true treasure trove.

Wet season

In light of all this moisture it is relevant to discuss the fundamentals of designing a good drainage plan into your garden.

Cinnamon House design

"It's a little bit French, a little bit retro, a little bit vintage and quite a lot of glam, with a wee pinch of quirky."

Garden seminar

New Zealand Gardener editor Lynda Hallinan will be in Havelock next month giving a lecture on home gardening.

Good time for winter plantings

Winter is fast arriving and with the recent wet weather you probably haven't had to water your veggie patch for a while.

Alex splashes colour about village

Alex Fulton of Alex Fulton Design opened her interior design store at the Vines Village on Rapaura Rd last week.

Cinnamon House opens

Interior designer Simone Hill is opening a shop called Cinnamon House on Park Terrace, in Blenheim today.

Helpful herbs

What to plant in April

Herbs

Earlier this year I wrote about a few of the herbs I use for culinary purposes, such as seasoning food.

Historic Maxwell House

Maxwell House on Maxwell Rd has a rich history dating back to 1873.

Perfect pools

CHRISTO SAGGERS - The Marlborough Express

The most common water feature in Marlborough is the humble swimming pool.

Designer in awards final - twice

Alex Fulton

A Blenheim interior designer is the first New Zealander to have two entries make the final cut in the Dulux Colour Awards.

Kefir care

Until a couple of weeks ago I didn't know much about kefir other than that it was a culture used to ferment milk.

Ellerslie style

CHRISTO SAGGERS - The Marlborough Express

When asked to "spice up" the main food tent and bar at the Ellerslie International Flower Show in Christchurch this year I was thrilled to be involved. Yealands Estate is the principal sponsor of the food tent and bar and their brief was to portray the core elements and principles of Peter Yealands' vision.

Bird bandits

Each year one of the trees in the orchard seems to have a turn at producing a bumper crop.

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