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Watering your garden – hosepipe alternatives

The weather outside is glorious, and so for many, it may come as a surprise to hear that there is no hosepipe ban in place. Due to the high levels of rain earlier in the year, a ban during 2013 seems unlikely.Nevertheless, when it comes to watering your plants, you may be looking for an alternative to your standard hosepipe.One of the most efficient products for you to consider is a micro ...

Gardening is the key to happiness, a study suggests.

Gardeners are happier than non-gardeners and are less likely to suffer from depression, research suggests.80% of gardeners are happy with their lives, and 93%  think that gardening improves their mood.In comparison, just 67% of non-gardeners are content in life.The poll surveyed 1,500 adults for Gardeners World magazine asked people how satisfied they are with life and whether they be...

Which style of rattan furniture is the best for you?

Hand built to the highest standards, there is a huge variety of luxury garden furniture that will be sure to enhance any garden or conservatory.To ensure that you get everything you need here is a basic introduction to the world of wicker furniture and the various types of furniture that are suited to almost every occasion.Like for those truly luxurious sunny days, nothing will do quite so...

The legal way to beat the hosepipe ban

Twenty million people in England are affected by the hosepipe ban - but there is a way to still water your garden, and even a way of still using your hosepipe that is both ethical and legal.Using a hosepipe in the conventional way can land you with a £1,000 fine but if your hose is connected to a special watering system, you are exempt from the ban because you are using a controlled amount of...

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