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    How to choose the right garden tools

    Having the right tools makes any job easier, and that goes for gardening too. To help you decide what you need for your garden, here’s our guide to our top ten garden tools.

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    Bring some natural inspiration into the home

    Create calm and peace and bring some natural inspiration into the home with touches of wood and accessories into your relaxing rooms. It is always lovely to come home and be able to relax after a day at work, so adding in touches of nature can add to the feeling of calm and relaxation. Create this look by combining accessories in natural materials. These ideas will help to get you started. 

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    Gifts you can make for Valentine's Day

    These gifts you can make for valentines day will help to bring a really personal touch to your romantic gift-giving for your valentine this year. There are many gifts and cards available perfectly suited to your loved one but why not go that extra mile and spend a little time making and personalising something for that extra special splash of romance. 

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    Flower of the month: Chrysanthemum

    The Chrysanthemum has been grown for a long time as cut flowers, they fill the garden with colour when little else is blooming and re now available in so many varieties, colours and shapes that we wonder if they are about to have their moment. Dahlias have been the Queen of the cut flower patch for many years but with a resurgence in homegrown cut flowers, the humble Chrysthanthemum is about to take the front stage to fill the borders later in the year.

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    15 x gardening tips for February

    Take a moment this month to look around, and you can see the garden coming back to life in front of your eyes. Snowdrops flower, clumps of grey-green daffodil leaves poke above the ground and the air is alive with birdsong. Spring’s definitely on its way! Get a head start on the garden this year with our top gardening tips.

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    Houseplant of the month: Areca palm

    The areca palm (Dypsis lutescens AGM) is one of the most popular houseplants, and no wonder, with its slender arching yellow stems and feathery evergreen leaves. Known also as the bamboo palm, butterfly palm or golden cane palm, it originates from the forests of Madagascar. These plants can eventually reach around 2m (6.5ft) in height, but they grow relatively slowly indoors, so there’s no need to fear them taking over your home! And areca palms don’t just look good – they’re also good at removing toxins like formaldehyde from the air.

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    Welcoming a pet from the animal shelter

    When it is time to welcome a pet from the animal shelter, it is a big decision to make. Choosing a pet of any kind is a big change to you and your family but also one of the most rewarding things to do. If you are at this point you have probably already given it a lot of thought and already know if you are going to welcome to your family a cat o dog, perhaps a guide pig or another pet suitable for you. Here are a few suggestions for you to welcome your new family member. 

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    Home trends: hanging plants & lights

    With our ideas to combine hanging plants and lights, you will be armed with plenty of ways to mix clever lighting with some of the best houseplants you can find. The two together work so well, both highlighting the plant and also the rooms in your house. Not only that but you can make a real statement, be creative or keep it on the down-low for something a little more subtle. Either way, there are many options and here are a few for you to try.

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    How to care for a Christmas cactus

    In the middle of winter, the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) bursts into flower, a splash of vibrant colour to reassure us that spring will come again. This exotic but easy-to-grow houseplant is the perfect way to add a touch of the tropics to your home.

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    8 x hardy plants for winter

    Beat the cold weather with our top 8 hardy plants for winter and continue to have colour and interest with evergreen foliage and flowers in your garden all year.

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    Taking care of your vegetable garden in winter

    When the autumn harvest is over, it can feel as though vegetable gardening is over for the year, but it doesn’t have to be this way. With time to spare, now’s your chance to plan ahead for a bumper crop. 

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    Indoor Style: Pretty Pastel

    Create calm rooms when using pretty pastels in the home with natural colours for decoration, furniture and accessories. This colour scheme can be mixed with darker accents which will really stand out with the addition of big foliage plants as well. It is a trendy, relaxed yet contemporary style which works well in any home.

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