How to help wild birds in the UK this winter

How to help wild birds in the UK this winter

As colder weather creeps in this winter, many of us will be keen to help wildlife in whichever ways we are able to. One of the easiest ways we can do this is by looking after our wild birds. It is relatively inexpensive to help them with the provision of water and suitable food, especially during times of inclement weather such as snow.

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Ways of Adding Value to Your Property

Ways of Adding Value to Your Property

Whether you are a homeowner who is looking to increase the equity in your property or someone who “flips” houses as a way of making money the mission is the same. Making improvements to a property will mean it is worth more and done well a lot more. It is with this in mind that here we look to offer some advice on ways of adding value to your property. View Post

Acorn Dell at Hever Castle: A day in pictures

Acorn Dell at Hever Castle: A day in pictures

We were recently invited to the opening of a new play area for children under 7 at Hever Castle, which took place yesterday. This new playground, fittingly called Acorn Dell, blends in with the Tudor Towers play area. It continues the castle theme, with castellations featuring in both the play area and the seating area at the top. The natural aesthetic of the playground is fantastic and encourages children to use their imagination.

JB Gill, formerly of JLS, who presents Down on the Farm on CBeebies was the guest of honour to cut the blue ribbon before the playground was opened. His wife Chloe and 3 year-old son Ace also attended. Of course, the new playground needed some little testers!  View Post

7 reasons to change your mind about artificial grass

7 reasons to change your mind about artificial grass

I’ve recently been thinking about redesigning our back garden to make it more family friendly. It’s entirely patio and therefore is no good for playing with Autumn. I want to keep the patio at the top of the garden, but have the rest as lawn. Something we’ve been considering is having fake grass, rather than real. This is something I hadn’t even considered until recently, as I was of the opinion that real is best. However, I have changed my mind after doing some research into it!

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Making the garden more family friendly this summer

Making the garden more family friendly this summer

Making our back garden more family friendly and suitable for entertaining has been on my to-do list over the last two summers. I was a lot more unable to do things than I realised I’d be when I was pregnant and I didn’t get anywhere last year due in part to SMP. Now that I have a toddler, it feels more important than ever to turn the garden into a place where she can run around and burn some energy. It would also be great to have a space where I can relax, but also feel comfortable inviting family for a BBQ. View Post