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Give your Patio a Coastal Makeover.

It's easy to neglect your outside living areas, especially when they are not being used much in the colder seasons. It doesn't take a lot of effort, however to improve your outdoor living space during warm weather so that it almost becomes another room for you and your family to use. Here are some tips on how to spruce up your backyard! 1. Declutter I love a good declutter, but finding the motivation for it is the worst. So instead of trying to tackle an area all in one go, break it down so that there is a really small section to do. Recruit some help if there is a lot of lifting to do. Set yourself a time slot...

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Giving Nature a Helping Hand.

  We all know how important pollinators are for our crops and plants, so it's good to give these insects a helping hand in your garden by providing them with a bug house.  Here are some tips on how to attract insects and butterflies to your bug house.  1. Position the bug house in a shaded, damp area that is sheltered from the prevailing wind. Most bugs will prefer this, but if it's bees or butterflies that you would like to attract they prefer a sunnier spot to help them in the cooler days of the season.  2. You will find that solitary bees are attracted to the holes drilled into wood or hollowed out canes as they offer the...

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A beautiful Way to Attract Birds to Your Garden.

Adding a small birdhouse to your garden is a great way to attract wild birds.  I must confess, I have never had much success attracting birds to nest in my garden, but I do have three cats, so maybe that has been too much of a deterrent for the birds! Where to place a nesting box is important if you want to have regular visitors, year after year. The RSPB recommend that unless there are trees or buildings which shade the box during the day, face the box between north and east, thus avoiding strong sunlight and the wettest winds.  Make sure that the birds have a clear flight path to the nest without any clutter directly in front of...

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