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Smart display

Unleashing peace of mind: My journey of doggie surveillance with a smart display

If you want to keep a close eye on your pet while you’re away, using a smart display could be the answer. Here’s how we got on…

Home Energy

How to pigeon proof your solar panels

Do you have or are thinking about investing in solar panels?We show you how to protect them from pigeons that can reduce their effectiveness.

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How to get rid of ants – and no, you don’t have to kill them

How do you get rid of ants without killing them? Get rid of ants naturally through these methods while protecting the ecosystem.

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Wimbledon’s head gardener shares his planting tips – and an easy hanging basket recipe

If you love the beautiful planting on display at this year's Wimbledon, check out these 'ace' tips from head gardener Martyn Falconer

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Shed light on your small bedroom with these bright ideas

No matter how tiny your bedroom, there are some great space-saving small bedroom lighting ideas to brighten things up.


9 genius tips to make your small garden look bigger

Discover how to make a small garden look bigger with our useful guide that’s crammed with easy tricks, from your choice of floor to the clever use of plants and accessories.

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Home Energy

Smart meter anxiety: how to embrace – not fear – energy monitoring 

Discover how to make the most of your smart meter’s in-home display. We share advice from smart meter users on how to take an active approach to understanding your energy use, while reducing smart meter fears.

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Blue bedroom ideas: 11 ways with shades from sapphire to sky blue

From cosy and sophisticated navy to soothing and uplifting sky blue, we showcase the versatility of blue bedroom ideas

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10 stunning ways to use grey in your bedroom that are anything but gloomy 

Take inspiration from our grey bedroom ideas and create your ideal sleep space, whether it's pale and calming or dark and dramatic

The Nurture Landscapes Garden by Sarah Price at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Jobs to do in the garden in July: from tidying perennials to planting veg 

Your July garden should be in full bloom, but you'll need to stay on top of watering, weeding and deadheading your pots and beds