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21

Jun

10 Dazzling DIY Ideas for Your Garden Furniture

Posted on 21st June 2016  |   Add a comment

10 Dazzling DIY Ideas for Your Garden Furniture

    Brighten up your back garden with our top 10 DIY furniture ideas! With a few spare tyres, planks of wood and fabric - give your garden a brand new look!     1. Changing your car tyres in the near future? Do not throw away the old ones. Give them a new lease of life and transform them into a unique garden seat or...

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14

Jun

Propertynews.com's Top 10 Home Hacks

Posted on 14th June 2016  |   Add a comment

Propertynews.com's Top 10 Home Hacks

    Staying in this summer? Make the most of your home with our top 10 DIY hacks!     1. Too many books and nowhere to put them? Check out these quirky bookshelves. 2. Use an old picture frame as a Memo Board! 3. Wall baskets can be used to store your towels in the bathroom or use an old wine rack from the kitchen. 4. Hide...

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10

Nov

Don't cut corners for greenhouse guests

Posted on 10th November 2015  |   Add a comment

Don't cut corners for greenhouse guests

It's not often I feel virtuous. It is, anyway, an irritating trait. However, while washing the glass of the greenhouse windows, I felt surprised that I could be doing the kind of task that your eye usually skims over when viewing your jobs for the week. It's been changeover time in the greenhouse with summer stuff hauled out and winter stuff...

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27

Jul

Lit it Grow

Posted on 27th July 2015  |   Add a comment

Lit it Grow

As the school holidays begin, Hannah Stephenson looks at some green-fingered fun for kids and chooses some accessories to help them along the way School's out for summer - but while some parents have every day meticulously planned with activities and time away, others are having 'staycations' and trying to coax their children into the garden. Your outside space can be a...

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8

Jul

Tasty Raspberries are the Cream of the Crop

Posted on 8th July 2015  |   Add a comment

Tasty Raspberries are the Cream of the Crop

Commercial breeders have worked very hard to ruin the texture and taste of strawberries. They have not been so successful with raspberries. But shop-bought ones remain expensive, even when the fruit is coming into season, as it is now. So on that score alone, raspberries are worth growing at home. They are not, in themselves, ornamental fruit, but trained and...

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8

Jul

Darling Buds

Posted on 8th July 2015  |   Add a comment

Darling Buds

It's been a bumper year for roses. Hannah Stephenson looks at how we can make the most of our roses and offers some tips on rose care during the summer. Everything is blooming in the rose garden this year, thanks to the mild winter and spring, with little in the way of frost, providing stress-free conditions for growing. Varieties looking particularly stunning...

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3

Jul

It's a Shore Thing

Posted on 3rd July 2015  |   Add a comment

It's a Shore Thing

This home is a haven of tranquility close to Belfast Lough, says Stephanie Bell This fine period family home  enjoys a great location on the main Shore Road at Greenisland, in a pleasant private residents' cul-de-sac where the new road network is due for completion this summer. A well-maintained home, it offers lots of charm and character with great family accommodation. The house also sits on...

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29

Jun

Sense of Wander

Posted on 29th June 2015  |   Add a comment

Sense of Wander

Drawing inspiration from the Silk Route, Sam Wylie-Harris heads in search of colourful travel-inspired collectibles and patterns Revisiting the Seventies has conjured a fresh approach to the bohemian chic trend. But it's not just time travel that's inspired the latest collections; actual travel is at the heart of the look too, with designers venturing back to favourite far-flung haunts through exotic...

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29

Jun

Homegrown Flower Business is Blooming

Posted on 29th June 2015  |   Add a comment

Homegrown Flower Business is Blooming

Georgie Newbery is explaining how she set up her business, Common Farm Flowers: "It started with bunches of sweet peas at the garden gate." I'm at her smallholding in Somerset, where long narrow beds are packed with marigolds and honesty, ammi and cornflowers. The first crop of sweet peas is beginning to flower in the polytunnel where the last of the...

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29

Jun

Your Get-out Claws

Posted on 29th June 2015  |   Add a comment

Your Get-out Claws

Don't despair if the neighbour's cats are having a field day of destruction in your garden - there are ways to keep them at bay, as Hannah Stephenson discovers ... Now, I don't want to be a killjoy about people's pets, but when I see a neighbour's feline stray into my garden, I just want to get my claws out. I've caught...

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