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  • Where to buy locally-grown Christmas trees in Warks & the West Mids

    Sustainable, smells great and fresh, we've some of the best places to get your mitts on a real tree this Christmas including the farm where this 60ft stunner in London's Covent Garden was grown!

  • Gotta have it! Bonkers baubles for your Christmas tree

    Forget subtle sparkle and colour co-ordination - this year we're embracing kitsch and dressing our Christmas trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find! Which is your favourite?

  • Escape to the sea: 8 coastal properties on the market

    With the prospect of a winter spent in lockdown looming, we're dreaming of summers to come spent by the sea. Care to indulge in a little fantasy property shopping?

  • Gardening for dummies: 5 November tips

    The nights are drawing in and the weather's on the turn, which means it's time to prep your patch for hibernation. We've pumped expert Jackie Hunt for her top gardening tips...

  • The Big Breakfast house is for sale!!

    Buy a piece of British pop culture history for a cool £5.75m. What do you mean you don’t have that kind of money…?

  • Halloween interiors – no tricks, plenty of treats

    Halloween approaches and, quite frankly, this year, we'll take any excuse for a party. Invite five friends over (if restrictions allow) and dress up your house with these interiors trinkets.

  • Gotta Have it

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous candle indie brands from across the Muddy counties including this lovely local option.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

  • Autumn’s here! 5 top tips for gardens

    That telltale chill is in the air, so it's time to knuckle down and prep your patch for the changing seasons. Luckily, we've roped in expert Richard Rogers for his top tips.

  • Bottoms up! The best new indie drinks

    Got a large glass to hand? We’ve rounded up 43 of the best new independent drinks from across the Muddy counties from wine and gin to rum and beer.

  • Miso & Chocolate Cookies, courtesy of Jessie Ware

    Marmalade chicken and miso chocolate chip cookies, anyone? Foodie singer Jessie Ware shares her #PerfectPairing recipes to celebrate M&S launching at Ocado. Dig in!

  • J’adore/J’abhor: Dulux’s ‘Brave Ground’

    Dulux's colour of 2021 is hot off the press and majorly dividing opinions at Muddy HQ - but will you be plastering your walls in 'Brave Ground'? Let us know in the comments!

  • House swap! What does £1m get you?

    Upping sticks to pastures new? Let's see what a cool million will get you on the property market across the Muddy counties - quite a lot, as it happens!

  • House swap – modern properties we love

    If period properties give you the heebie jeebies, and you'd rather have a glass extension than a thatched roof, then walk this way - we've rounded up some of the best architect-led modernist properties in the Muddy counties.

  • Lockdown garden stunners

    Entered Muddy's Lockdown Gardens in Bloom yet? Stake out your competition here and snap your space to win part of our £1000 prize pot to spend at Olive & Sage.

  • Muddy ‘Lockdown Gardens in Bloom’ is GO!

    Calling all green fingered goddesses! We want to see your lockdown gardening handiwork. Snap your space and post it on Instagram for the chance to win vouchers (there's £1000 up for grabs) to spend online at gorgeous garden and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

  • 8 flowers to choose for a cutting garden

    Dibbers at the ready! Garden broadcaster Toby Buckland picks a pocketful of posies that anyone - yes, even you with the dead house plants - can grow.

  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

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