LifeStyle: Home & Garden

30 of the UK's most dog-friendly towns for 2018

Wednesday  06:40,   18 july 2018

You can also nominate places that aren’t yet on the list.In line with this, the Dog Friendly Awards has been set up to recognise and reward dog-friendly places and businesses in the UK, across a range of categories, including best dog-friendly pub,[...]
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This will be the biggest Christmas 2018 decorating trend, reveals John Lewis

Saturday  20:45,   14 july 2018

With five months to go, the UK department store predicts exactly how we'll be decorating our homes this festive season.If Christmas is your favourite time of the year then you’re in luck because John Lewis has just previewed their Christmas 2018 [...]

9 ways to make fresh flowers last in a heatwave, according to royal florist Philippa Craddock

Thursday  15:40,   12 july 2018

She successfully adorned St George's Chapel on a very hot royal wedding day, after all.Here, Philippa shares her top tips on how to make fresh cut flowers last as long as possible in the hot summer[...]

Mary Berry shares top 3 gardening tips she learnt at Chelsea this year

Tuesday  06:55,   10 july 2018

The baker is also a keen gardener and picked up try-at-home tips while hosting the Chelsea Flower Show this yearBerry has been an ambassador for the Royal Horticultural Society since 2014 and is also president of the National Gardening Scheme. She's [...]

Geraniums: 5 flower trends you need to embrace in your garden this summer

Monday  06:45,   09 july 2018

Geraniums are a garden staple but now is the time to think outside the box.With its gorgeous green leaves and fabulous vibrant flowers, today, an estimated 40 million geraniums are planted in UK gardens each year, and this is only continuing to[...]

16 Things You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet

Saturday  13:05,   07 july 2018

Some of them might surprise youTo ensure that your pipes stay clog-free, here are the 16 you should really, truly[...]

This is why you should never water your lawn, even during a heatwave

Friday  09:31,   06 july 2018

It will save you time, energy and moneyIn times like this, it’s tempting to reach for the hose and give your grass a healthy sprinkle of[...]

5 houseplants that will thrive in the heat

Wednesday  10:45,   04 july 2018

They need little care or attention.If you've got succulents or cacti perched on the edge of your window sill or on a shelf, then don't worry, as they will actually fare pretty well with the extra[...]

The Surprising Psychology Behind Our Favorite Kitchen Paint Colors

Saturday  19:30,   30 june 2018

From a design standpoint, color certainly has the power to transform a room, making tiny rooms feel larger or dark rooms feel brighter.  © Photo: David[...]

What you can legally do if you see a dog locked in a car on a hot day

Thursday  20:50,   28 june 2018

Even if the windows are open, it's dangerous. The RSPCA shares their adviceDuring summertime, the high temperatures can cause the inside of a car to become as hot as an oven very quickly, especially during heatwaves. But even on days that don't[...]

Green-fingered couple spend £27,000 over three decades transforming the back yard of their suburban cul-de-sac into magical secret garden with a folly, pergola and Japanese tea house that attracts 300 visitors a DAY

Wednesday  14:12,   27 june 2018

Anne and Brian Bailey have spent nearly 30 years transforming the 120ft plot of land behind their 1930s house, just over a mile from the centre of Wolverhampton, West Midlands. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Husband and wife[...]

How to sleep in hot weather and stay cool in bed during a heatwave

Tuesday  09:05,   26 june 2018

Studies show those who regularly get a decent night's kip are happier, healthier and more successful than those who spend the night tossing and turning. In order to sleep through the night you need the right setting. The Sleep Council recommends [...]

These 30 things make a house a home, according to British homeowners

Tuesday  06:45,   26 june 2018

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Finally! This is how to stop a leaky tap making that tedious ‘plink’ sound

Monday  15:46,   25 june 2018

Scientists have determined what's causing itBut now, scientists have solved the enigma behind the recognisable household sound – and, most importantly, revealed how to stop[...]

The Labrador is no longer Britain's favourite dog – this little pup has taken over

Thursday  09:31,   21 june 2018

But the breed does come with a warningOwned by numerous celebrities, Frenchies have seen an astronomical 2,964% increase in the last ten years and is likely to be named 2018’s top[...]