Tips for keeping flowers fresh - do they really work?
Tips for keeping flowers fresh - do they really work?

Vodka, mouthwash, bleach? Do any of these tips really work? Here is what happened on seven identical bouquets.

Home advice: Sofa, so good
Home advice: Sofa, so good

Everybody loves a nice, comfy sofa but how do you find one that looks fabulous in your living room, doesn't cost the earth…

Gardening: Big trees demand a lot of digging
Gardening: Big trees demand a lot of digging

Professional planters do it the easy-on-the-spine, no-blisters way.

Photos: MasterChef's stunning new set
Photos: MasterChef's stunning new set

A spectacular set that includes a living wall of herbs and an 'Alpine lodge' has been created for the new MasterChef series…

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Home is where the garage is
Home is where the garage is

Gone are the days of using a garage just to store the car.

Peter Gilderdale: The fern's colonial roots

A recurring feature of the flag debate, most recently expressed by Mike Hosking , is the sense that the fern is the appropriate…

Gardening: Brassicas make a pretty plateful

Far from being boring, winter vegetables jazz up our meals.

Gardening: You can cut a fine figure

If your pruning is behind take a brave approach with secateurs.

Gardening: Secrets of ageing instantly
Gardening: Secrets of ageing instantly

Clever planting and decorative touches hint at maturity, writes Carol Bucknell.

Five of the best: Pieces for your wall

We love paintings, prints, clocks and mirrors, but for something a bit different we’ve dug around for five of the best other…

10 interior design secrets

It's cold and miserable. That means you're probably spending more time indoors sitting around noticing just how tired and…

Design & build: Home at last

Against all odds, a shiny, new home has emerged from a piece of land no one wanted.

Design & build: The finishing touches

After a few last-minute jobs, Ben and Kylie are finally living the dream.

Gardening: Floral 'food' lifts a city's mood
Gardening: Floral 'food' lifts a city's mood

When we talk about the French urban garden it conjures images of a courtyard with cafe-style iron table…

NZ library up for major international award

The new Devonport Library has been shortlisted for the 2015 Public Library of the Year Award.

Design & build: Stumbling to the end

The light at the end of the building tunnel is growing stronger.

If your wine could talk, what would it say?

What if wine could talk back? What if the bottle you see on the shelf already knew what was going to happen before you put…

Design & build: An unexpected gem

Glass lets the house be a part of its surrounds.

Living spaces extend outdoors
Living spaces extend outdoors

Good outdoor furniture can move your living spaces outside, writes Carol Bucknell.

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Sausage and eggs don't mix
Sausage and eggs don't mix

Researchers have found a link between frequent consumption of processed meats and lower fertilisation in men, writes Niki…

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