Are you also feeling the shortage of cucumbers and lettuces at the supermarket?  We have the perfect gardening inspiration in the form of Rekha Mistry, the amazing food and garden writer, and presenter on Gardeners World. We caught up with Rekha on the Great Indoors where she shared her wisdom and insights. Be it a full-scale walled vegetable garden or just a few pots, Rekha’s expert tips on growing stubby carrots and pickling beans are pure gold. So let’s get our hands dirty and grow some fresh produce, folks.

You can follow Rekha on Instagram or buy her book here.

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In other news….

The Great Indoors Insiders

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There is nothing I love more than teaming up with my co-host Sophie for our weekly podcast recordings. What started out as a bit of a punt has deepened into one of my most treasured friendships along with a wonderful community of fellow interior design lovers. Getting around the kitchen table with all of you to talk about our passion for renovation, DIY, and beautiful things is the highlight of my week.

We couldn’t make this podcast without you, tuning in every week, sharing your style surgery questions, leaving us rave reviews on Apple Podcasts, and getting involved in the chat over on the Facebook page. Thank you.

This year Sophie and I had to do some serious head-scratching on how to continue to make the podcast; the commitment to take it weekly, along with bringing you the beautifully produced audio that we feel is important to the enjoyment of this podcast. When asked, the feedback from you is you want MORE. More bonus material, live events, and maybe even taking the podcast crew on a trip abroad…

So, with this in mind, we have launched a membership platform, where, for less than the price of a posh coffee, you can support Sophie and me in making the show, enjoy ad-free listening, and get access to bonus material. And it doesn’t end there, we have plans for some exciting live events, even a design trip to Italy in October is already planned. Members of The Great Indoors Insiders will get first dibs on any ticket sales we launch this year, so there is no missing out.

Once you have become a member you will no longer hear the ads, and will automatically receive bonus content direct to your podcast app. You’ll need to look out for our exclusive Insiders newsletter for up-to-date news on events, trips, get-togethers, as well as anything else we feel you might like to know. Meanwhile the podcast, with the majority of content, will remain available for everyone to listen to for free.

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Use the discount code SAVE for  £15 off the annual plan – that’s five months of free listening.

We are also thrilled to introduce our new sponsors makers of beautiful sockets and switches, handles and hinges and lighting for inside and out so you can co-ordinate the range across your whole house. I am using the antique bronze but there are also brass, polished nickel and clear perspex options. We will be telling you more about them over the course of the month. 

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Maria Masri

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