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Things to do in your garden in January

If you’re a keen gardener and can’t wait until spring to get back to your plants, the good news is that there’s plenty you can do in your garden - even at the height of winter. Admittedly, this isn’t the time of year to start planting your favourite flowers because…

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How to get more birds into your garden

Last week our blog focused on how we can help feed the birds in our gardens without it costing a fortune. This week in light of the impending RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 (https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/) due to take place from Saturday 26th January to Monday 28th January, we thought we would…

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Tips for making your own bird food

During the winter months our wildlife can have a tough time hunting for food. When the temperature drops birds need to find high energy food just to keep warm, and with daylight hours at a minimum it can be hard for them. Regardless of whether you have a large or…

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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 window 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…

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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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