Fill your home with plants

Let's hear it for house plants, outdoor cooking and British craftspeople who make good things out of wood and wool. Not to mention scented candles that really DO fill a room with fragrance.

Should you have a garden that's big enough, it makes sense to put in a garden room if you need a home office, somewhere to put growing kids, sprightly grandparents or overnight guests, or you need a place to escape to. Sheds ain't what they used to be you know

You can find zinc pots in salvage yards and second-hand shops

For the second in her series of super quick and easy upcycling projects, Kajsa Kinsella works her magic on the humble zinc pail. It's a fun thing to do with children if you want to get them upcycling early

Features

This kitchen has Richlite worktops, which are, to all extent and purposes made from paper

There's no need to sacrifice good looks and wonderful colour options when choosing environmentally-friendly worktops

Keep your desk tidy with Mad Lab storage boxes and pen holders

Mad Lab likes to think small. Choose from Useful or Soul objects, all hand-made from sustainable woods

Succulents are fat leafed plants..they're plump with water

Succulents were the height of bohemian chic in the '70s and they're enjoying a resurgence thanks to a focus on easy-care plants and the need to do something about our indoor air quality. Grower Fiona Weymss of Kent-based Blueleaf Plants gives us the lowdown on these adorable little creatures

People

Old ceramics are perfect for bathroom splash backs and decorative panels

Perthshire mosaic artist and upcycling fanatic Katy Galbraith urges us to look at our old crockery and glassware with a creative eye....and turn them into something useful and beautiful ...or purely decorative. She tells us about her work

Husband and wife Jeremy Grove and Kate Sibley

Kate Sibley and Jeremy Grove think it's about time all furniture is compostable, recyclable and sustainable. And to show their commitment to the cause they've started on their own collection of modern eco-friendly furniture.

Accessories

eglooinfo.it - Egloo says it can warm up a 20m2 space by 2-3 degrees in 30 minutes

If you get chilly while working late at your desk, or you need a bit of heat during an al fresco supper, the Egloo could be just the thing to give you that soup├žon of additional heat to keep you going

Lechuza planters mean you allow you not to water your plants for up to 12 weeks

Keeping plants in containers watered can be a drag, especially in hot weather. Lechuza recyclable plastic planters have an internal reservoir that gets round the problem

Ethical and fair trade brand Sep offers exquisite hand-embroidered homewares and decorative accessories. Pieces are hand-made by Palestinian refugees in Jordan who are skilled in the art of cross stitching; and four years into the project, some 800 women are working with Sep

Interiors

Jonathan Walter and wife Lakshmi Bhaskaran of Bark Furniture

The West Country is becoming a power house of sustainable design businesses. Middle of nowhere or not, like birds of a feather, they flock together

With summer almost upon us, it's time to embrace the pale pinks, baby blues and lilacs over darker hues

Ethical and fair trade brand Sep offers exquisite hand-embroidered homewares and decorative accessories. Pieces are hand-made by Palestinian refugees in Jordan who are skilled in the art of cross stitching; and four years into the project, some 800 women are working with Sep