Getting Green in the Garden

Planting

With spring officially sprung and summer just around the corner, it is the perfect time to get the kids out into the garden for some fresh air and mud time rather than screen time. Growing up I spent many a spring day with my grandpa in his allotment, mixing up compost and helping him plant seeds for the summer and beyond.  He grew a mix of vegetables and flowers, which led to my favourite summer activity of picking bouquets of… Continue Reading “Getting Green in the Garden”

Stylish Lighting Ideas for Your Home

lighting

As you know, if you read this blog regularly, we recently tested a personal wireless lighting kit. To say we were pleased with the results is an understatement. It completely transformed how we light up some of our rooms and gave us so much more control. Our success with this kit prompted us to look more closely at how we light other areas of our home. It turns out there are lots of ways to transform your home using modern… Continue Reading “Stylish Lighting Ideas for Your Home”

Dos and don’ts when it comes to decorating

Painting

For some, decorating is an exciting time – a time to bring out their creative flair and experiment with colours, styles and accessories. For others, the idea of choosing paint and the possibility of making an expensive mistake is worrying to say the least! But with this list of decorating Do’s and Don’ts, you can rest assured. Let us boost your confidence when it comes to decorating. Don’t: Forget about seating Today everyone likes rooms sparse, but for a living… Continue Reading “Dos and don’ts when it comes to decorating”

How to Maintain Your Garden Throughout November and December

Garden

Winter is a difficult time when it comes to gardening, with many projects put on hold until the weather is slightly warmer, but that doesn’t mean you have to neglect your garden for the next four months. Whilst the weather conditions may make it hard to physically work on your garden, there are lots of other jobs you can do to maintain the look of the space and keep it in good condition. These useful tips will help you to… Continue Reading “How to Maintain Your Garden Throughout November and December”

Giving the garden love and attention this spring

Garden

Did you know that Easter weekend is the busiest retail trading time for DIY and home stores? It is that time of year that we start wistfully looking at the garden, making plans for the warm weather and which plants we want to see blooming during the summer as well as planning any garden furniture purchases. Hubby has jet washed everything!! I have got on top of the lawn now, seeding bare patches and putting weed killer on the stubborn… Continue Reading “Giving the garden love and attention this spring”