The Best Houseplants to Buy Based on YOUR Zodiac Sign

Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2020 under Gardening, Research

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What can improve your physical and mental health, while bringing life to your living space? Houseplants of course!

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Self-isolation: What Activities Burn the Most Calories?

Posted by admin on Mar 23, 2020 under Research
Dancing and dancing video games are some of the activities that burn the most calories
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In the current climate, many of us are working from home and self-isolating. While we’d love to be out and about buying things, unfortunately we’ll have to find other ways to stay active from the comfort of our own homes. So, which at-home exercises are best and what activities burn the most calories?

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Is Painting Teak Garden Furniture a Good Idea?

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2020 under Teak Advice, Teak furniture care
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After many years, you may find that your teak garden furniture will become a silver-grey colour, as opposed to the golden brown finish when you made a purchase. This leaves many people pondering whether to paint teak garden furniture, but is this really a good idea?

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The 15 Most Instagram Famous Flowers

Posted by admin on Mar 4, 2020 under Gardening
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As spring fast approaches, deciding which wonderful flowers to plant in your garden can be tricky. From sunflowers to roses the choices are never ending.

So, why not turn to Instagram for some inspiration? The experts at Faraway Furniture accumulated the number of hashtags per flower to discover which one claims first place.

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8 Gardening Tips for Lazy Gardeners

Posted by admin on Feb 20, 2020 under Uncategorized
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Many of us don’t have the time, nor energy to spend hours upon hours tending to our gardens. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that people take shortcuts to ensure their garden looks good, with minimal effort. In this post, we’ve outlined some handy gardening tips for lazy gardeners.

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Garden Features That Can Devalue Your Property

Posted by admin on Feb 7, 2020 under Buying Furniture
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Did you know that a garden is one of the most desired features of a house for potential buyers? In fact, having an attractive garden is far more important than having a well-presented bathroom or kitchen, according to a survey of 2,000 homeowners. On average, house hunters would be willing to spend an extra £14,448 to buy a home with a garden – a substantial amount of money – and has the ability to add a hefty 20% onto your property’s value.

However, there are certain garden features that can potentially cause a decrease in property value when it comes to selling. Faraway Furniture has spoken to several experts to reveal the garden features that can potentially leave you out of pocket and how much these unappealing features can cost you or potential buyers in the long-run.

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Greenhouse Tips for Beginners

Posted by admin on Jan 7, 2020 under Gardening
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Growing your own produce is not only extremely fulfilling and an enjoyable hobby to pass time all year round, but it is a great step forward towards being more sustainable. A greenhouse gives you freedom when it comes to what you can grow, and even gives your less hardy plants a home when the cold weather hits. If you’re thinking about setting up your own greenhouse but don’t know where to begin, follow this guide with some fantastic greenhouse tips for beginners.

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How to Attract Squirrels to Your Garden

Posted by admin on Dec 11, 2019 under Gardening
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We have previously provided readers with 6 ways of attracting wildlife to their garden and 6 ways of attracting birds to their garden. For those who want even more information on how to transform their garden into a lively playground for various fauna, we will continue our series of guides with one aimed at teaching you how to attract squirrels to your garden.  

Squirrels are small, bushy-tailed rodents that can be found living all over the world. In order to understand how to attract squirrels to your garden, you must first get to know these tiny animals. Knowing what they eat and what sort of environment they prefer to live in will allow you to design your outdoor space in such a way that squirrels will not only want to come there but will also want to spend most of their days there.

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How to Create a Low Maintenance Garden

Posted by admin on Nov 11, 2019 under Backyard
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Unfortunately, no garden will ever be “zero maintenance”. But when it comes to creating a low maintenance garden, planning is key. By identifying high maintenance areas of the garden that take up the most time and can be tiring, it can help you to make smart choices about which features to alter or get rid of completely in order to create the perfect low maintenance garden design.

But, creating a low maintenance garden isn’t about sacrificing what makes a garden special – it’s about getting smart with your layout and carefully choosing what you grow. This reduces the amount of time spent in the garden tending to your plants, without it overgrowing or becoming a place to avoid altogether.

Take a read of this guide to find out how to create a low maintenance garden that requires minimal effort and ensures gardening is as pain-free as can be.

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DIY Garden Ideas That Will Inspire You

Posted by admin on Oct 9, 2019 under Uncategorized
DIY garden ideas
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Want to know how to DIY your garden?

Take your garden to the next level with these easy DIY tips. From making a garden path, pond, to using old draws as a plant bed. These unique and fantastic ideas will be sure to give you the best-looking garden.
All you need is some creativity, motivation and elbow grease to transform your garden today!

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