Britain’s got garden envy | Express.co.uk

Paul Eccleston Arthouse Ltd Large backyards are a feature at St Luke’s Park, surrounded by mature parkland We’ve always been a nation of gardeners but increasingly we’re a nation of garden outfitters, using patio heaters, fire pits and garden rooms to bring the inside out. Some of the best opportunities to compare the crème de la crème of outdoor living are at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which runs for six days from Tuesday, closely followed by RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in Cheshire, from July 18 to 22…

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Britain’s Cheapest Street reveals house transformation after being bought for £1 | Property | Life & Style

In 2013, Liverpool City Council offered up properties for just £1 in Wavertree, in a bid to get first time buyers on the ladder and bring up the local area. Two miles south of Liverpool, the street was known for being run down and not without crime, with shootings and stabbings also occurring reguarly. In 2003, the council planned to destroy the area and build new houses, yet in 2010 the government funding was withdrawn, leaving 115 houses empty. Yet with the new plan by mayor Joe Anderson, the rules…

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