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Nest Boxes: What Are They And Which Ones Are Best?

If you missed The Big Garden Birdwatch last month but would like to help out wildlife, never fear! With National Nest Box Week taking place, why not add nest boxes to your garden and enjoy the wildlife they will bring? Click through to learn which design is best.

2017-02-13 00:00:35By Natalie Reynolds

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The RSPB Tells Us Why We Should Take Part in The Big Garden Birdwatch

Dig out your binoculars because the Big Garden Birdwatch is coming! From 28th-30th January, many people will be watching expectantly at their garden to see how many birds they can spot. Click through to read an Q&A with the RSPB on the Big Garden Birdwatch!

2017-01-23 00:00:06By RSPB

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Dream Garden: From a New Build to a Japanese Garden

Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies among Brits. We have long advocated for the benefits gardens bring not only to our physical and mental wellbeing, but also our environment. BBC Big Dreams Small Spaces tells us about life after Monty, the trials and tribulations of getting a garden done in time, what they sourced locally and his tips for buyers of a new build.

2017-01-19 00:00:11By Anthony Grimley

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11 Kitchen Utensils from Around the World You Need in Your Life

If you have visited friends and family who live abroad, you will have probably come across unusual objects which are staples in the country they live in but that you haven’t seen before. We have selected our favourite kitchen utensils from around the world

2017-01-16 00:00:42By Natalie Reynolds

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Brand Spotlight: Laura Ashley

Most of us associate the brand Laura Ashley with flower prints and country-chic style. However, that hasn’t always been the case, and the Laura Ashley trajectory is a very interesting one. It is fascinating to look back at how the lives and challenges of Bernard and Laura Ashley directly affected the designs of the brand, and how their personal beliefs shaped the ethos of the brand.

2017-01-14 00:00:26By Natalie Reynolds

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Be a Bit More Hygge This Year

The term Hygge has been thrown about quite a lot recently. Last year saw the publication of several books that talked about this subject, and the consumer sector has also jumped on the bandwagon. But it's not all about buying into the aesthetic. Preloved talks about how to be a bit more hygge this year.

2017-01-03 00:00:35By Natalie Reynolds

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Shop Local - Christmas, Artisan and Flea Markets

Visiting your local markets is a great way to get inspired for original gifts. It is unlikely you will find inspiration from looking through the same shops and online stores over and over if you don’t know what you are looking for. By visiting markets you can see the items being put to work, you can pick them up, look at them, and talk to the seller about its provenance.

2016-11-18 00:00:13By Natalie Reynolds

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Get Your Craft on With the National Trust on Black Friday

If you want to stir away from the madness that will be Black Friday weekend, the National Trust have you covered. There are plenty of things to do! We got in touch with the charity to see what they had on, and boy are they keeping busy! Here are some cooking and craft workshops you can get stuck in between the 19th and 27th November.

2016-11-14 00:00:19By National Trust

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13 Ways to Save Energy at Home

Their aim of the Big Energy Saving Week is to raise awareness and help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to in order to ultimately make homes more energy efficient. Keep reading to find out how you can save energy at home!

2016-11-05 00:00:25By Natalie Reynolds

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Neutral 0% - The Solution to Your Baby's Sensitive Skin

Keeping on top of all the products that claim they are good for our child's skincare is tricky. Neutral 0% has over 25 years of experience in offering you solutions to your baby's sensitive skin. Keep on reading for its 10 tips on caring for sensitive or allergy prone skin.

2016-10-24 00:00:56By Neutral 0%