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Indoor Gardening: Loft Conversion and Flat Ideas

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Follow I have recently discussed how depression and anxiety can be alleviated by spending more time in the garden. Actively doing gardening work can improve your mood and the physical health benefits are also clear. Ecotherapy is also on the rise. This is a practice […]

How to create a perfect garden room

How to create a perfect garden room

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FollowAn extra room looking on to the garden is a traditional choice for many UK homes, and whether its garden rooms, sunrooms or conservatories, the variety available is vast plus it’s certainly a great way to add value to your property. What to Look For: The debate over […]

Garden guardians: protecting you from air pollution

Garden guardians: protecting you from air pollution

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FollowThe air quality of cities and built-up areas is notoriously bad. Furthermore, it’s only getting worse. The Guardian reported on the harrowing problem of London’s air quality, stating that the city had hit its yearly legal limit of air pollution in under a month. With […]

Ways that depression can be combatted by gardening

Ways that depression can be combatted by gardening

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FollowIt’s important to never think that you’re the only one that goes through feelings of depression or being under pressure. In fact, moments of anxiety or depression are felt by close to a fifth of adults across the UK, research from the Office for National […]

Green Gold: Six things to do with your garden that could boost the value of your home

Green Gold: Six things to do with your garden that could boost the value of your home

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FollowWhether you’re trying to sell your home, or are just keen to increase its value, giving your garden some TLC could be a quick and easy solution. Following a 5% increase in home improvement loan applications year-on-year, Hitachi Personal Finance has consulted with a number […]

Which type of wildlife can improve your garden?

Which type of wildlife can improve your garden?

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FollowThe next time you think about trying to chase insects from your garden, consider how thy might actually benefit your outdoor space! From bees, which are important pollinators of various plants and fruiting trees, to ladybirds, which feast on aphids; you may be surprised by […]

Raising the bar – how to create beautiful garden borders

Raising the bar – how to create beautiful garden borders

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FollowRex Nye from independent builders’ merchant D.W. Nye offers his top tips for creating beautiful borders and eye-catching edging in your garden. Whether you’re looking to give your garden a complete makeover or simply want to spruce it up for the summer months, creating beautiful […]

Creating chic contemporary spaces with Pilkington Activ™

Creating chic contemporary spaces with Pilkington Activ™

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FollowLinking indoor and outdoor spaces has been a key homes trend in recent years and Pilkington United Kingdom Limited are leading the way when it comes to developing the kind of intelligent glazing that underpins this look. Their Pilkington Activ™ range offers new solutions for […]

Britain’s most beautiful gardens

Britain’s most beautiful gardens

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FollowBritain is home to some of the most beautiful gardens – from The Alnwick Garden (including the Poison Garden) to the grounds of Kensington Palace. For this article, we’ve teamed up with Oldrids and Downtown, retailers of stunning conservatory furniture to get you in the […]

Top medicinal plants you can grow in your garden

Top medicinal plants you can grow in your garden

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FollowMany plants have been grown to offer incredible health benefits for centuries. From chewing leaves of the feverfew plant to ease a migraine to adding lemon balm to your tea to relieve anxiety, there are plenty of options for keen gardeners to choose from. But, […]