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Getting your garden ready for spring

(March 05, 2012)  The tail end of winter is the perfect time to prepare your garden for spring. Getting a head start on time consuming chores, such as weeding, preparing soil for planting and propagating new plants, improves the success of your spring and summer garden. Dealing with weeds as soon as they appear, ..

Top 10 gardens to visit this spring

(February 22, 2012)  In spring the world seems to come alive again, a change of weather signalling the arrival of the first signs of the season, with spring blooms appearing across British gardens, woodland and the countryside. The UK boasts some of the world’s most spectacular springtime gardens. Read our top 10 .

Simple home security tips and advice

(February 17, 2012)  Most burglaries tend to be opportunistic rather than planned. So if your home does not look secure or seems unlived in it could be at risk. Understanding what burglars look for when choosing their target will help improve your home's security. Whether it’s small simple actions or adding more .

Fire safety advice in the home

(February 17, 2012)  There are potential fire risks throughout your home but by knowing where they are and what you can do to mitigate risks you can greatly reduce the likelihood of a fire. Make sure you have smoke alarms fitted on every level of your home and test them regularly to check they work. Modern homes have ..

How British garages became the nation’s favourite storage ...

(January 20, 2012)  Living space comes at a premium in the UK, particularly in the country’s densely-populated south east quarter. So it may not come as a surprise that UK homes are getting smaller. A survey of the amount of space available in new-build properties found that the average size of a room in a new ..

Downsizing your home – make the move work for you

(January 03, 2012)  Downsizing is often prompted by a change in personal circumstances like retirement or children leaving home. Your house can be an important source of income or capital; so for people of any age, downsizing to a less expensive property can release equity as well as potentially reducing your ..


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