Tag: gardening

As a literal “green space”, you’d think that having an environmentally-friendly garden would be a piece of cake – but in reality, our traditional lawns and flowerbeds might not be as eco-friendly as you’d expect. Don’t worry though – if you’re interested in making your garden even more green, there are a few simple steps…

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  Millions of people across the UK suffer from hay fever – an allergy to the pollen produced by trees, grass and weeds. It causes stuffy noses, itchy eyes and other cold-like symptoms, and for many people, staying indoors and keeping the windows closed feels like the only way to escape the suffering. One growing…

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  Last summer, TV viewers were alternately gripped and horrified by the progress of a group of athletic young people abroad, following their joy and heartbreak, their victories and failures, and waiting with bated breath to see the drama unfold. No, not the football – we mean a popular reality show, where the contestants were…

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  When a spot of good weather is on the cards, everyone wants to get outside. But when we’re out in our gardens, we start to notice all the the little issues we have around our homes. From unruly trees to peeling paint, here are some problems you can tackle while the sun in shining….

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  May is a fabulous month in the garden. Trees and shrubs burst into leaf and flower, cottage garden plants fill borders with their exuberant growth and containers bloom with vibrant summer colours ready for longer days enjoyed outdoors. Here, Louise Golden, senior plant buyer at Dobbies Garden Centre, gives her top tips to make…

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MyBuilder is once again on the hunt for the worthiest winner of a garden makeover. The stakes are high, as this year’s winner will win a £1,000 transformation of their green space. Research has shown that spending time in green spaces can reduce stress, enhance mood and improve health. However, creating a tranquil oasis in…

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