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    Garden Birds

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Feeding garden birds Now that the weather is getting cold and frosty and snow is forecast – we mustn’t forget about feeding our garden birds.  There are so many different seeds and food t...

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    Winter Garden

    Friday, December 26, 2014
    Add interest to your Winter Garden -it’s getting cold and it’s time to think about what you can do in your garden during the winter. If it hasn't snowed yet this year it might be nice to add some...

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    Amazing Christmas Lights

    Thursday, December 18, 2014
    After seeing the man in Australia who decorated the outside of his house with over 1 million light bulbs, I started to look at other unusual Christmas light displays.

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    It’s National Tree Week

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014
    Its the 40th Annual Tree Week this week. Look how you can be involved and some amazing trees from around the world.

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Woolly winter…

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It’s time for a woolly winter – when the chill rears its ugly head we always tend to reach for something cosy, whether it is blankets or big woolly jumpers. Whether you’re lounging around or organising the study these winter warmers are there to help. If you enjoy knitting you can knit your own and templates can be found online. The UK Hand Knitting Association are just one of many websites that offer free templates. Knitting charts can also prove helpful and these can be found at your local arts and crafts shop or alternatively have a search online. Improve your home, hand them out as gifts or simply transform the children’s room with knitted decorations. Why not have a look at this knitted furniture that may just inspire you this…

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Jan
16

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Succulents in the garden

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Succulents in the garden  can be a wonderful addition being almost indestructible and beautiful.  A succulent is any plant with thick, fleshy  leaves that store water in the leaves, stems or roots. All sorts of shapes and patterns can be created using these plants and with a wonderful range colours they can make your garden look fabulous all year round. Succulents include Aloe and Cactii.  These are great for gardening beginners and those with experience and they are low maintenance during the colder months which is always a plus. Tips to ensure that your Succulents survive: Contrary to speculation Succulents DO need to be watered when in their growing season. They will grow throughout spring/summer and it is important that you water them judging on the soil around them. These simple rules…

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Jan
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Garden Birds

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Feeding garden birds Now that the weather is getting cold and frosty and snow is forecast – we mustn’t forget about feeding our garden birds.  There are so many different seeds and food that we can feed to our birds and here is a brief summary:- Black Sunflower seeds have a high oil content and are a high energy food.  They are easier than other sunflower seeds for birds to split open, although you will get the discarded husks left in the garden. Sunflower hearts have the husks already removed so you don’t get piles left on the ground after the birds have finished – although squirrels also love these, so make sure you put them in a squirrel proof feeder. Here is a list of birds that love to…

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Succulents in the garden

Friday, January 16, 2015
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DIY Pallet Furniture Set

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Unusual Furniture & Rattan Designs

Wednesday, November 14, 2012