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Houseplant of the month: Ferns

Ferns are easy to look after, purify the air and provide good humidity. Additionally, they come in many different shapes. So why not welcome one or a few into your home?

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Source: Joy of Plants
Top 5: Hanging Plants that are easy to look after

These top 5 hanging plants have been chosen because they are easy to care for and look great. There is also information on how and where to hang them to help each plant thrive. There are lots of hanging plants available on the market, so you can pick from many to suit your home and personality to create a lovely hanging garden of plants.

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3 ways to stop deer damaging your garden

Seeing a real-life wild deer in your garden is thrilling – until you spot the trail of destruction following in Bambi’s wake. To a deer, a garden is just a delicious buffet of tasty treats laid on for its benefit. Deer eat foliage, flowers, and sometimes even tree bark during winter when other food is scarce. Male deer also damage tree branches and stems when they rub their antlers against them. Protecting your plants against deer isn’t always easy, but there are steps you can take to limit the damage.

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Must-have: a showcase shelf above the couch

A great home trend must have is to have a shelf to use the space above your couch to create a focal point, full of interesting items. Whilst the couch is a place to relax and put your feet up, the space on the wall behind it can be used as a focal point to use the space in the room and decorate it with a current home trend. It’s an especially good idea if you are short on space. Have a read of these tips and ideas to add this great home trend to your living room above the couch.

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It's Squirrel Appreciation Day!

It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day so we have put together some facts and tips all about squirrels to help you appreciate them in your garden and local parks. This time of year can be tough for squirrels, just like other garden wildlife as food can be very scarce and the frozen ground means they may not be able to reach their previously buried food. Have a read of these facts and tips to help your local squirrels and enjoy going outside to feed them.

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How to maintain your garden tools and equipment?

Maintaining garden tools and equipment is essential to their longevity as they can be expensive to purchase in the first place. So it really does makes a lot of sense to look after them. To make sure they last you for many years to come in the garden they’ll need a good clean, sharpen and oil plus some maintenance as and when needed. Read these tips below to help you keep your garden tool in tip-top condition.

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What we can learn from Anne Wareham

Anne Wareham isn’t a ‘conventional’ gardener. In fact, she writes and reports anything other than what you would expect to hear from someone with a beautiful garden in the Welsh borders. Anne can be quick to provoke discussion and challenges thoughts and ideas about gardens and gardening. Self-named as the ‘Bad Tempered Gardener’, here are some points we can learn from Anne, who looks beyond the norm.

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3 DIY ideas to replace your Christmas decoration

After the festivities are over and it’s time to take down the sparkly decorations and Christmas tree, the house can feel a little bit bare. As soon as the Christmas tree has been removed, there is extra space and when the lights come down, it can feel less glitzy. It’s perfect to do some DIY at this time of the year as the evenings are darker and we need to fill in the gap between Christmas and Spring. We’ve put some ideas together to give you some fun DIY goals for the new year!

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