Natural Style

Corian has evolved the standard kitchen benchtop and splashback into a creative work of art by continually offering new shapes, effects, colours and finishes to lift the design bar.

Made from a blend of natural materials and acrylic polymer, its products are durable, non-porous and stain-resistant. Plus, one of the main advantages of Corian is the ability to create one entire continuous surface with seamless undermounting methods, which eliminates areas that trap dirt and water, to minimise cleaning and maintenance.

Available at Evolution of Surfaces, 0800 267 426,

Love Your Garden

Do you love gardening? There are many benefits to be found by fostering a love of gardening, including a healthier lifestyle, improved mental wellbeing and a closer connection to nature. Here are the 10 things you can do to show your garden some love:

• Begin a bee-friendly garden with blue, purple and yellow-flowering plants.

• Brighten it up with a hanging basket of flowers – or fill with strawberry plants.

• Plant microgreens for the kitchen windowsill.

• Feed your plants in preparation for their spring growth spurt.

• Start a compost or worm bin to convert kitchen scraps into a valuable plant food.

• Be a local replanting programme volunteer.

• Join a garden club.

• Lend a hand in a community garden.

• Help a neighbour in need – offer to weed their garden.

• Visit a botanical garden to stop and smell the roses.