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Plant a tree and make a difference to the environment

With global warming ever more in the headlines you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do extra to help the environment. Well, aside from recycling, installing your own renewable energy sources, ensuring your home is energy efficient and buying an electric car, there is a simple thing you…

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How to plant your tulips

Halloween and bonfire night are over which means the countdown to Christmas has begun. But before we hunker down into the winter months with cold weather and short days, if you haven’t done so already, now’s the time to plant a few bulbs in your garden for some colour next…

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Tips for creating a colourful autumn garden

With the leaves beginning to change colour, autumn is arguably the most beautiful time of year. Unfortunately however, it doesn’t last long and the next stage is cold winter days, bare trees and a distinct lack of vibrant colours in the garden. All is not lost however as even in…

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Low Maintenance Front Garden Tips

Keeping your home and garden tidy isn’t always easy to do especially when we are increasingly leading busy lives. From dropping children off here, there and everywhere, to running our own businesses and looking after elderly parents, finding time to relax and potter in the garden and home can be…

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Edible plants for window boxes

From installing shutters or a mini pergola to adding window boxes, hanging baskets or an awning, there are so many great ways to enhance the windows on a house. With summer well and truly here, this is a great time to make the most out of window boxes. Not only…

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The interior design trends tipped to be huge in 2018

January doesn’t have to be full of doom and gloom – the New Year is actually a fantastic time to make those changes around the house that you never seem to get around to doing. If you’re thinking of giving your home a bit of a makeover this year, don’t…

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How to stop condensation forming on your windows

With winter in full swing, you’re probably used to the sight of condensation on your windows by now. Unfortunately, a combination of the freezing cold temperatures outside and the heating constantly being on inside means that condensation is a common problem for many of us at this time of year.…

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Five easy ways to reduce your heating bill

For the average UK household, our gas and electricity bills set us back a whopping £1,638 a year. While we can’t hide from the fact that we need to turn the heating on when it’s bitterly cold outside, there are a number of simple ways you can lower the cost…

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4 ways to avoid catching a cold this winter

Freezing cold temperatures and darker days are just about manageable but when you’re struck down with yet another cold, it’s enough to make even the cheeriest of us want to pack up and move somewhere warm. Unfortunately, colds are more common in winter because we spend more time cooped up…

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Red flags to look out for when buying a home

Many of us see the New Year as a fresh start so it’s a popular time for potential buyers to start their house hunt. While there are no doubt plenty of things you would love to see in a property (new kitchen, large bedrooms, stylish window shutters and a beautiful…

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