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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Hot food trends for 2018

Bowl of spirulina with fruit

Each year consumer experts pick the food trends that will dominate the year going forward. These include the weird, the wonderful and the downright ridiculous. Last year appeared to be the year of the avocado, with reports of people getting the aptly named ‘avocado hand’ from cutting the fruit. There were other delightful looking trends such as cloud eggs and unicorn lattes, known as ‘instafood’ for their Instagram appeal and activated charcoal, think black ice cream, lattes and charcoal crust pizza (this can stay in 2017).

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5 flavourful canapés for the festive season

Christmas canapes

Before Christmas dinner comes the canapés and with so many different recipes to choose from we found some festive recipes that look great and hopefully taste good too. Don’t be caught short when making canapés, remember to set some aside for yourself, as once they are gone they really are gone!

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Get your kitchen Christmas ready

Mince pies on table

Whether you have a lot of guests over or just a small gathering, it’s safe to say the kitchen is the focal point of a home at Christmas. After all it’s where the main meal is prepared! To make things run smoothly it’s a good idea to have a tidy up of the kitchen before Christmas, especially if lack of space is an issue. Take a look at these tips to get your kitchen prepared. It’s all hands on deck!

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Ideas to Make Your Home Smell Christmassy

Mulled wine with spices

With a few weeks to go until Christmas, you will find an abundance of Christmas scented items in shops, ready to get your home smelling and feeling festive. However, if you aren’t a fan of artificial scents you can try making your own homemade ones and incorporate them into decorations. Take some inspiration from these ideas.

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Benefits of using a dehumidifier

Portable dehumidifier in room

With the blustery, wet and cold weather, we spend more time indoors during this time of year. Humidity levels can rise in homes creating a range of problems, which in turn can aggravate allergy sufferers, making conditions less than warm and cosy. A dehumidifier can help combat humidity levels in the home for the following issues. It might be the appliance you never knew you needed!

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