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A Small Greenhouse For Beginners

If you follow me over on Instagram, you’ll know that I am excited as I have recently got started with my own greenhouse. It’s a small greenhouse for beginners and I am having fun pottering about out there and propagating various plants. I wouldn’t have guessed that I would need and use something so much …

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5 Tips For Looking After Your House Plants

Whether you have just one houseplant or you have several (or nearer to 80 like me!), or have plans to grow your jungle, then this is going to be a useful read for you today. As I have a fair few houseplants now, I do use a few things to help me to stay organised …

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6 Easy Houseplants You Must Get

I started with 6 easy houseplants, so this seems like the right number to kick off your houseplant journey with. Given that I now have nearer 70 (you can read about my becoming a plant lady journey here), it’s fair to say that I have learned quite a bit about houseplants and so I want …

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4 Easy Ways To Get Started With Houseplants

Yes, it’s all about houseplants today. I shared last month about becoming a plant lady, and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that my love of houseplants continues to bloom. I suspect that many of us have started a love affair with houseplants this year and there are many beginners and newcomers to …

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On Becoming A Plant Lady

A few years ago, I caught the gardening bug. I’m still not sure how or what finally triggered it, but after many years of complete disinterest, the pastime grabbed me. I not only appreciated all that was growing in my garden, I started to want to shape it and to tend it. Several years in …

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3 Ways To Create A Calm Bedroom

This is a collaborative post  We could all do with a bit more calm in our lives at the moment, couldn’t we? We need the time to be able to completely unwind, relax and get some rest, and to do that, it helps to be in a calm environment. For those of us who are …

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5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Garden

We’re not all green-fingered, we don’t all love gardening, but most us would like our gardens to look nice. We would like to enjoy spending our time out there, and maybe, just maybe, over time we will develop an interest and learn more to keep that interest alive. This is me now. I used to …

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4 Home Improvement Projects That Add Value To Your Home

This is a collaborative post When you own your own home, you want to make it as comfortable and as a practical as you possibly can. You need to make it into a space that works for you and your family and you want to enjoy living there. Fortunately, many of these projects can also …

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Is It Time For Gardening Again?

Is it time for gardening again? I only get out there spring through to autumn, as I find there is little to maintain and do during the colder months. I tend to start pottering around out there as the spring rolls in. I like to be relatively confident that the frosts are over and then …

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3 Ways To Add Value To Your Home

This is a collaborative post Do you plan to sell your home? Or perhaps you might want to in the future. If you’re looking to relocate at any point, you’ll no doubt want to get as much as you can for your current property. That’s why it’s crucial to start boosting its value now – …

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The Spa Experience – 6 Simple Ways To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Paradise

This is a collaborative post Is it just me, or does every day at work feel like a long day? Long hours, dark nights and then of course, parental responsibilities when you get back home leave many of us drained, tired and irritable. Indulging in a spa weekend sounds like a great idea right now, …

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Clever Ways To Decorate Your Home With Fairy Lights

This is a collaborative post Ever since Edward Johnson put fairy lights on a Christmas tree in the 1870s a Christmas tradition was born. Each year we put twinkling lights around the tree to add a little magic to our homes, but there are more ways you can use fairy lights around Christmas that add …

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5 Tips To Make The Perfect Reading Corner For Kids

This is a collaborative post Garrison Keillor once said that a book is a gift you can open again and again, and I’m a firm believer in that statement. As wonderful as settling down with a good book is, in today’s fast paced world that’s full of distraction, noise and technology, it’s not always as …

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4 Ways to Play in Your Own Back Garden

This is a collaborative post My children love playing in our back garden. It actually never ceases to amaze me how much fun they can have out there, coming up with different ways to play. When the sun is shining (and often even when it’s not) my two want to either go to a local …

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live

I received press tickets to this event A few days ago we went along to BBC Gardeners’ World Live and, as always, we had brilliant day. It’s become something of an annual date for my mum and I. My mum is my gardening guru, everything that I know I have learned from her. And it …

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7 Easy Perennials for Every Garden

I enjoy gardening these days. I haven’t always, but over the last few years I have redesigned most of my garden and added more new plants than I can really count. I like to potter about out there and I enjoy seeing it change over the seasons. I like to see colour and pretty blooms, …

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