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Gardening

Make a beautiful garden with these ideas, projects and tips

CleaningGardening

You start with nice new clean decking, but wood left out in all weathers quickly begins to look ‘weathered’. However, the change in colour is not a sign of decay; weathering is often only skin deep. To bring back some of the original look you can clean decking in a

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Raised bed
Gardening

Of all the larger scale garden construction jobs, this is certainly one of the easiest and one of the most rewarding. Building a raised bed for your garden is a beginner level project that can be completed in just a few hours. The benefits of a raised bed Less bending

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chitted potatoes
Gardening

In late winter while there might be snow still lying deep in the garden, it is time to start getting seed potatoes ready for planting. If you are new to growing tatties you might not be aware that you are about to lose the use of your windowsills for the

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palett sofa
HobbiesBuildingGardening

If you’re thinking of buying a new garden sofa you could well be looking at spending over £1000 for anything half decent. Why not create something that is both totally bespoke and more solid than anything you can buy in the shops or online. By making your own sofa from

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GardeningHobbiesNature

When breaking up wooden pallets you will always get a few short boards and a few split boards. But even these seemingly useless pieces can be turned into wonderful things. Making a bird box from old scraps of pallets is easy, but the reward of seeing a pair of finches

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FamilyGardeningHobbies

A wood fire is a thing of wonder but popping down the local park with an axe for firewood is frowned on by the local council so we generally have to buy logs, which can cost a bit over the course of a cold winter.  However newspapers are made from

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FixingGardening

These flexible  plastic trugs are everywhere these days and no wonder. They are really useful, not expensive, easy to clean, come in lots of sizes, are hard wearing and can be bought in a range of bright colours. We use them in the garden and for bringing in logs to

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Hyundai petrol lawn mower
Gardening

Plug in the mower and push it up and down the garden. If that was all there was too mowing the lawn we would all have gardens that looked like the middle of Lords Cricket Ground. But, most of us have scrappy patches of earth with grass that looks a

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lanterns
Gardening

Here is a quick tip for getting a good effect from candles in the garden. It is best summed up by saying “when it comes to candles more is better”. Take a look at the photo. I saw this the other day at a very nice hotel close to our

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Gardening

If you have a log fire, then you probably spend quite a bit of time chopping logs with an axe. You might own a big felling axe and or a small hatchet, but whichever you have, the same rules apply. A sharper axe is a safer axe. When axes get

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