5 natural weed killers to help get rid of those unwanted plants

Removing weeds in the garden

Spring is in full bloom, with its abundance of flowers and colourful tree blossoms, signalling that summer isn’t far away. Unfortunately spring also brings unwelcome plants in the form of weeds, taking up space and sprouting in areas around the home like the patio and garden. They also cause allergies and some like giant hogweed are notorious for being difficult to remove. If you don’t want to use chemical sprays and solutions, there are natural alternatives you can try, which might just work before more decide to sprout up. Learn more about what natural products you can use.

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How to store food in your fridge the right way

Fridge door with magnets

Not the most difficult of tasks but an important one nonetheless. When putting our shopping away in the fridge we tend to just place it on a shelf wherever there is free space. However, to keep foods fresh and to stop the risk of contamination, there is a method to which particular foods should be placed onto which shelves. Learn more about the organisation of fridge food!

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10 tips to tackle hay fever season

Spring flowers

On days with higher temperatures, the glorious sunshine can also bring high pollen counts. For hay fever sufferers this can mean symptoms such as itchy and puffy eyes, a runny nose, headaches, a dry and itchy throat and shortness of breath. Preventative measures can be taken with an antihistamine and nasal sprays but there are other ways to help combat the effects of pollen. Take a look at these top tips to prevent hay fever from ruining your summer days.

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5 recipes with unusual fruit and veg

Selection Of Colourful Vegetables

These days the fruit and veg aisles in the supermarket have more choice than before. There are also more unusual options to choose from, giving you a chance to experiment with new flavours in your cooking and try something different from the norm. Take a look at these more unusual varieties of fruit and veg and recipes you could try using them. You can also impress guests with your new found culinary expertise.

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Top garden trends for 2018

Garden

As it is still winter we understand that thinking about your garden isn’t top on your list of priorities. However if you are thinking of changing your garden, these garden trends for 2018 might provide you with some much needed inspiration. You can also plan for any changes to your garden now so it can be ready for the warmer months. Time to dig out those gardening gloves!
 
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10 bicarbonate of soda hacks for the home

Bicarbonate of soda in a jar

Bicarbonate of soda also known as baking soda, is more than just a raising agent used in baking your favourite treats. It is a natural kitchen staple with multiple uses around the home, such as deodorising and cleaning.  Take a look at just some of the uses for this incredibly versatile product.

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5 of the best air-filtering houseplants

Houseplants

If you’re looking to spruce up your home, houseplants are a great addition to rooms. Even if you’re not particularly green-fingered, there are plenty of low maintenance options to choose from. These plants have the added benefit of being air-filtering, cleaning the air from pollutants found in household products. The research to support this was done by NASA scientists who identified the most effective houseplants for filtering toxins and pollutants from the air.

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