Home & Garden

The 81-year-old woman inspiring a nation to recycle

An 81-year-old who set up an all-woman rubbish collection team in her village in Lebanon now has a stream of visitors asking how she did it. For nine months in 2015 and 2016 rubbish piled up on the streets of…

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National Trust Gardens in Spring

As the days get longer and winter starts to fade, spring arrives in fresh bursts of colour and new life. From the carpets of delicate bluebells in the gardens of Blickling Estate in Norfolk to the breathtaking displays of magnolias…

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Creative Sleeping Areas for Open Plan Homes

Open plan homes are getting more and more popular as do small studio apartments. And if the former allow bedrooms to stand separately, it’s much more challenging to get any privacy in the latter. That’s why we poked around the…

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Do smoke-free stoves really save lives?

A big clinical trial in Malawi was expected to show children are less likely to die of pneumonia if they live in a home where food is cooked on a smoke-free stove rather than an open fire. Instead it suggests…

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A Guide To Winter-proofing Your Home

Jason McComiskey, Home Improvement Specialist at Evander, shares his thoughts on the essential preparations you can do to your home to make it as energy efficient and low-maintenance as possible over winter. Winter is on the horizon, and although we’re…

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How To Prune Conifers

Conifers are trees or bushes which are typically evergreen all year round. They have unique scale like needles which bear cones and are a popular and easily recognised shrub, as they come in different forms, such as large trees and…

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How To Make A Hanging Basket

Gardeners who are lucky enough to have a heated greenhouse or conservatory are able to start preparing their hanging baskets in early spring for a glorious summer display. Plants used for this purpose include annuals, both hardy and half hardy,…

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Home & Garden with Craig Philips

Firestyle magazine are delighted to welcome Craig Philips for his home and garden tips. Craig has many years of experience in this field and he will be giving us his useful tips in keeping the garden spic and span and…

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