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Greening Grey Britain - Turn a grey area green

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Greening Grey Britain - Turn a grey area green

What would you say if I told you that you could have an impact on reducing flooding in your area? Or that you could reduce your gas or electricity bill? And you could do both with plants. Did I get your attention? Good. This year, the RHS is urging Brits to add plants to their front garden, cue Greening Grey Britain.

2017-04-06 00:00:42By Natalie Reynolds

How to Attract Bees to Your Garden

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How to Attract Bees to Your Garden

It is a common misconception that by having “flowers” one will automatically attract the right kind of insects to one’s garden. Different insects require different types of flower to survive. Keep on reading to discover which flowers are suitable to cater to bees.

2016-07-23 17:20:35By Natalie Reynolds

How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

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How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

In recent years experts have seen a decline in numbers of butterflies and moths, so here at Preloved we want to educate our readers on what plants are ideal to help out these fluttery insects.

2016-07-21 17:18:05By Natalie Reynolds

Caring for Trees in Your Garden

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Caring for Trees in Your Garden

To celebrate National Gardening Week, the wonderful charity New Caledonian Woodland, have put together some useful tree-related gardening tips. The charity run different types of projects aimed to cater for those that experience mental health problems, and projects which are open to the wider community.

2016-04-14 11:45:05 By New Caledonian Woodlands


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What to Do in the Garden in April

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What to Do in the Garden in April

How did April come round so fast? It was only yesterday that we were trying our very best not to get seed-sowing happy. And now it’s seed explosion and everything is starting to grow very quickly. Here is what you can be getting on with in the month of April

2017-04-14 00:00:04By Natalie Reynolds

Colour Pop: 12 Ways to Add Pink to Your Home

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Colour Pop: 12 Ways to Add Pink to Your Home

Pink. How do we feel about this colour? It has got a bad rep in recent decades as it is associated with girls. If a household has any manly men, it is very likely the only room in the house which contains pink is the craft room, or room which isn't visited very often, maybe the guest room. Here are 12 different ways you can add pink to your home without feeling it's OTT.

2017-03-31 00:00:22By Natalie Reynolds

Student Recipes: Stuffed Mushrooms

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Student Recipes: Stuffed Mushrooms

University student Ellie loves food and is always looking for ways to eat healthy while sticking to the budget that is living as a student. Today she shows us how to make stuffed mushrooms.

2017-03-27 00:00:35By Ellie Gowrie

Dream Garden: From a Smallholding to a Business

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Dream Garden: From a Smallholding to a Business

Andy and Adam set up a smallholding in 2011, and 3 years later sought the guidance of Monty Don to make their dream garden. Today, they own a cafe and shop. They told Preloved how they made the decision to up sticks and then to transition to open a business.

2017-03-22 00:00:10By Andy Richards and Adam Willcox

12 Ways You Can Add Pink to Your Child's Room

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12 Ways You Can Add Pink to Your Child's Room

So your child likes pink. That's okay! It'll all be fine. Let's think practically about this. This obsession will likely last until teenage years, when they'll want to plaster their walls with posters of their favourite musicians, films, love-lusts. Realistically that's, what, 10 years of their life? We've put together some ideas on how to add pink and avoid going overboard.

2017-03-18 00:00:04By Natalie Reynolds