How to Guides

  1. If you’re keen to grow your own vegetables and create your own Kitchen Garden this coming season, and many people have during the lockdowns,  now is the time to start thinking about (if not actually doing) the first sowings of frost tender vegetables, such as Tomatoes and Cucumbers, chitting first early potatoes and planting things like Onions, Radishes and Broad...
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  2. As springtime starts to unfold and our gardens and outdoor spaces become more of a focus than ever before, what better time to add a new element in the form of a birdbox and help our feathered friends to find new homes.
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  3. A very common and understandable question for those who might’ve moved house, had children or have decided to decorate for Christmas for the first time is: "What size Christmas tree do I need?" It's not as simple as choosing a Christmas tree height that reaches the ceiling, as there are a few other things to bear in mind, but it’s...
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  4. The Summer of the Staycation just got a whole lot better . . . Exclusively for our be inspired members, we are excited to say we will be taking part in the Governments Eat Out to Help Out scheme meaning you can enjoy delicious homemade food at a lower price throughout August. Enjoy 50% off all food and non-alcohol drinks...
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  5. Set the right activity level by gathering the family for some light-hearted fun. No need to rush When your day is a blank slate, there’s no need to force things. Start easy by simply cosying up together and deciding on what to make of the moment. An amusement arcade fit for home Go with something analogue, like a board game...
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  6. Bring the outside in and create a relaxed nature-inspired setting to celebrate summer in England, whatever the weather. Create instant impact Maximise the outdoor feeling further with atmospheric lights and a protective ‘roof’ to mark the dining spot. Stretch out on the floor Leave the traditional table and chairs behind and put out a big rug scattered with cushions, so your...
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  7. Create your own Easter egg treasure hunt Why not create your own Easter themed treasure hunt at home and watch as the excitement builds?But before you start, make sure you’ve got the basics…namely chocolate! Our Food Store is fully stocked with a great range of chocolate eggs and bunnies that are ideal bounty for a treasure hunt   1.Character Challenge Create...
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  8. Pots and planters are an easy way to add to your growing space, whether on patios and decking, balconies or window sills. If you're looking to do more with the space you have - whether you want to grow flowers, small shrubs, or even try your hand at raising some edible salad vegetables - here are five places where pots...
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  9. New features and special member benefits
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  10. As we move through spring and summer, your garden is the best place to get some much-needed fresh air and sunshine - so why not Grow Your Own? We have some very compact growing frames that can make the most of even a small area, while also allowing you to grow some extra fruit and vegetables on a patio or...
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