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Five ways to improve the exterior of your house

We’re often so busy worrying about what the inside of our house looks like that we forget about the exterior. Even though we might not see the outside as much as we do the inside, the curb appeal of your property is still important, especially if you’re looking to sell.…

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5 ways to make your conservatory suitable for use all year round

Conservatories are a great way of adding extra space to your home but many people struggle to use them all year round. In the summer they get too hot and in the winter they get too cold. Because of this, despite the benefits that they offer, many people only use…

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How to make your house more energy efficient

Just this week, shock headlines have been stating that Britain is set for a particularly cold winter. Reports are claiming that with temperatures set to plunge to -8 within the next few weeks, it’s going to be colder here than it will be in Iceland. Whether the thought of a…

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Should I invest in plantation shutters?

Whenever you’re about to carry out any home improvements, it’s always a good idea to do some research into whether or not the benefits are going to outweigh the cost of doing them. Say for example installing a new kitchen is going to set you back £20,000 but only add…

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Five ways to draught-proof your home

Now that summer is officially over, the temperature has started to drop and some of us may have even been tempted to turn the heating on. Keeping the house warm during the winter months is a constant battle for many and it’s one that few manage to win if they’re…

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Time To Get Planting!

Spring has sprung, at last. So it is time to don your wellies and venture into your gardens and patios in earnest, as April is planting season. For those with green fingers, here is a list of which plants, fruits and veg to sow or plant now and which to…

Spring has sprung, at last. So it is time to don your wellies and venture into your gardens and patios in earnest, as April is planting season.

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April gardening tips for the longer evenings!

I’m not sure if this is an age thing but as I have got older the winter months and dark nights seem to hang around a lot longer than ever before. And as much as I love my gorgeous shutters it’s nice to pull them back and enjoy the sunshine!…

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January Cheer

It’s officially the most depressing month of the year. When the weather is bitter, the days are short and everywhere looks a bit drab and depressing. So let’s add a little happy burst of colour to greet you as you put your key in the door after a hard day…

With the weather being bitter we look at window boxes to brighten our days up. We look at the best winter flowering plants, ideal for window boxes or hanging baskets.

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Do it Yourself Indoor Gardening: How to Save Money and be Green

Have you ever wished for fresh homegrown vegetables during the dead of winter? Modern supermarkets do their best to transport and stock produce from around the globe during all four seasons, but it's never quite the same what comes from the backyard garden. Luckily, you can actually cultivate some select…

Have you ever wished for fresh homegrown vegetables during the dead of winter? Modern supermarkets do their best to transport and stock produce from around the globe during all four seasons, but it’s never quite the same what comes from the backyard garden.

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What to do with leftover fruit from your garden

Recent reports from the Met Office have indicated the UK is heading for its driest September since records began, hard to believe after the flooding and storms we had during the early part of 2014.Weather forecasts from the Met Office are predicting October will bring us more seasonal weather, with…

If you have any leftover fruit in your garden from the summer, read about what you can do with it here. We have a couple of ideas including Juice Smoothies.

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