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10 Ideas on How to Hygge in Autumn

It's here! The crisp mornings, the warm colours on the trees, puddles, the shorter days. Here is how to Hygge in autumn.

2017-09-15 00:00:28By Natalie Reynolds

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Patina Is The Newest Vintage Trend

Patina has become something of a buzzword in various areas of the vintage universe. Saxon Durrant talks about this phenomenon that is taking vintage-lovers by storm.

2017-08-25 00:00:37By Saxon Durrant

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10 Ideas on How to Hygge in Summer

The idea of blankets and candles might be the furthest from your mind as we struggle to work in the summer heat. Here's how to Hygge in summer!

2017-06-30 00:00:04By Natalie Reynolds

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10 Ideas on How To Hygge In Spring

Hygge is not only a thing for the colder months! Here are some ideas on how to Hygge in spring. And candles; mustn't forget the candles.

2017-05-12 00:00:27By Natalie Reynolds

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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

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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

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Dream Garden: A Smallholding in a Small Holding

If you are a keen gardener and haven't been living under a rock, you will be familiar with the BBC programme Big Dreams Small Spaces presented by the gardening king Monty Don. Helen and Richard were the gardeners in the first episode in the first series back in 2014. We caught up with Helen about their smallholding.

2017-03-16 00:00:11By Helen Lee

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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