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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, […]

Top Methods to Bring Nature into Your Home

Top Methods to Bring Nature into Your Home

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FollowWe might build cities of stone and metal, and we might do our best to threaten the health of nature, but we cannot escape the fact that we are part of it. We require clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, we need sunlight […]

Adding a Touch of Class to Your Outdoor Space with Decking or a Pergola

Adding a Touch of Class to Your Outdoor Space with Decking or a Pergola

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FollowWe all like a nice area to sit out and enjoy the good weather and making your backyard into a haven to relax or entertain friends and family could be a brilliant way to make the most of the sunshine. It can be relatively inexpensive […]