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Repotting your plant

Summer can prompt an eruption of growth in potted plants, here are some repotting techniques that will ensure your favourites don't wither.

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13th Jun 2018
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Keep unwanted noise outside with Everest Acoustic Glass

If excess noise is disturbing your sleep or your favourite TV show, then Acoustic Glass could be the answer.

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11th Jun 2018
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8 ways you could be breaking the law in your own garden

Boundary disputes and petty squabbles between neighbours can escalate into stressful legal proceedings. Here are some little known ways you could be breaking the law.

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5th Jun 2018
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Chorizo and shallot galette

This quick and easy galette with shallots and chorizo serves as an impressive starter for six or as a light lunch.

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1st Jun 2018
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Sun Care: Looking after your skin this summer

Skin care and make-up expert Stella Gardner gives her top tips to enjoying the summer sunshine whilst also maintaining a healthy and vibrant skin tone throughout life.

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31st May 2018
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Win £750 for your Community Project

Do you help run a club or charity that benefits older people? Do you have a specific project that you’d like to get off the ground?

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31st May 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Tips for a formal or black-tie summer event

Helen Venables has tips to help you avoid formal dress faux paz this summer wedding season.

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21st May 2018
Gareth Hargreaves
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Sourdough toastie stuffed with Emmental, salt beef and dill mustard sauce

Perfect weekend wonder that takes the humble toastie and elevates it to the level of superior savoury stomach comforter.

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18th May 2018
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Walnut and rosemary crusted goats' cheese with beetroot carpaccio

Here's the first in a series of inspiring vegetarian recipes for summer. This week, walnut and rosemary crusted goats' cheese with beetroot carpaccio.

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9th May 2018
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10 golden rules for gardening success

Don't be intimidated by your garden. Plan your plot and look forward to beautiful results come summer. Here are 10 tips to help you along the way.

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3rd May 2018
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Herbs, fruit & veg in baskets

Get creative with hanging baskets this summer and swap out lobelia and clematis for lettuce and cherry tomatoes, writes Norman Winter.

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25th Apr 2018
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Mackerel with herby tomato and shallots salsa on toast

Light, healthy and perfect for quick, no mess breakfast or lunch this mackerel, toast and salsa combo will set your tastebuds singing.

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20th Apr 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Create a pet-friendly garden

Make your garden a safe haven for friends and family, including the furry kind. Here are seven tips for creating the ultimate pet-friendly garden.

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17th Apr 2018
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Prawn and kale paella

Get set for the warmer weather with this delicious and healthy prawn and kale paella

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13th Apr 2018
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Brunch muffins with poached eggs, asparagus tips and smoked bacon

A wonderful weekend treat with deliciously seasonal asparagus tips and crispy smoked bacon. So simple even I can make it!

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6th Apr 2018
Gareth Hargreaves
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

5 Ways with florals this spring

Grace Dale has tips to brighten your wardrobe. Here are her top 5 ways to wear gorgeous florals this Spring.

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6th Apr 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Go native with your gardens

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer gives her verdict on the best native plants available to brighten up your garden.

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5th Apr 2018
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Roasted Butternut Squash with Blue Cheese and Apple & Cider Brandy Chutney

For a vegetarian option or stunning accompaniment to your Easter dinner this sunday, Tracklements have provided the recipe for their Roasted Butternut Squash with Blue Cheese and Apple & Cider Brandy Chutney.

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28th Mar 2018
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Secrets of successful shopping

Do you shop for the shape you are now or the shape you think you'll be come summer? Helen Venables says be realistic - if you don't like what on the label, cut it out!

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27th Mar 2018
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Spring gardening

Organic growing advice for March and April.

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25th Mar 2018
Gareth Hargreaves
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Top tips to help your garden Spring into life

Chris Allan, the Head Gardener at Auchlochan Garden Village, shares his top tips for bringing life back into your garden this spring.

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23rd Mar 2018
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Lentil, shallot & egg supper bowl

Super tasty, easy-to-make midweek recipe that packs in the fibre and protein.

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23rd Mar 2018
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Warm salad of eastern pulled lamb and chickpeas with raspberries

A middle eastern-inspired treat that is healthy, hearty and pretty damn easy to cook ... and eat. Ideal for a weekend indulgence without being tied to the cooker.

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9th Mar 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

The 8 best ways to take care of sensitive eye skin

Caring for this delicate area requires a light touch, the right products, and attention to health in general. Here are eight things to consider.

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1st Mar 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Tips for a stylish spring

Helen Venables, MD of House of Colour, gives tips and pointers on colour palettes and combinations ahead of this year's spring and summer seasons.

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28th Feb 2018
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Rocky road blueberry bites

These are adult rocky roads with the dark chocolate, ginger and amaretti giving a rich flavour that enhances the blueberries beautifully.

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16th Feb 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Turn back the clock with Daiva Beauty House

Treat your face to a winter pamper at Daiva Beauty House and her expert knowledge and care will have your face positively glowing come spring.

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14th Feb 2018
Eloise Craven-Todd
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Buckwheat Pancakes with spinach and egg

Celebrate pancake day in French fashion with these traditional savoury buckwheat pancakes.

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9th Feb 2018
Eloise Craven-Todd
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Saving seeds

Gardeners often have a few extra seeds or seed packs after planting their gardens, and provided they've been stored correctly last year's leftovers are usable today.

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6th Feb 2018
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Glow to Go, a salad that feeds your skin

Eat your way to beautifully glowing skin this winter with nutrition advice from skin expert Abigail James

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5th Feb 2018
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