Win 1 of 4 £25 bundles of Lou’s Poo. Yes, really.
Feb27

Win 1 of 4 £25 bundles of Lou’s Poo. Yes, really.

We’ve been big fans Lou at the Larches for a long long time, so we couldn’t help but share a shout out when we saw she was selling her amazing Lou’s Poo. I know – it’s not right, is it? It’s not actually Lou’s poo y’understand – it’s her Alpacas. And bloody good stuff it is too. It’ll work anywhere in the garden – it’s packed full of slow release nitrogen,...

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Everything you need to know about tulips: When to plant and how to maintain
Jun20

Everything you need to know about tulips: When to plant and how to maintain

Tulips are a stunning addition to any outdoor space, their bright colours enhance any garden whether they’re planted in pots or straight into the ground and they’re relatively easy to nurture and grow. If you’ve been considering introducing these attractive bulbs to your garden, then here’s everything you need to know and how to get the best out of your tulip plants: When to plant Tulips should be planted mid to late Autumn, so around...

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How do you dry yours? (I’m talking laundry, people, laundry!) Do you love a Rotary Dryer?
Mar09

How do you dry yours? (I’m talking laundry, people, laundry!) Do you love a Rotary Dryer?

As the days get longer and (allegedly) warmer, I’m always keen to say goodbye to the Tumble Dryer for the season. In a big family, it’s rather a necessity (though this year we have managed to use a heated airer a lot, which has saved a lot of the attractive damp-washing-on-radiators look) – we seem to constantly create a lot of laundry, and it’s a nightmare drying it all in our damp northern island climes over...

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In the Garden with Charlie Dimmock – spend less & garden more!
Mar09

In the Garden with Charlie Dimmock – spend less & garden more!

Gardening expert Charlie Dimmock has joined forces with Poundland to get us all out in the garden this Spring (*eyes the lashing rain out the window* yes, Spring IS coming, I promise…). ‘In the Garden with Charlie Dimmock’ is an exclusive Gardening range available online now, with a huge range of Amazing Value Gardening Essentials, all £1 each!   And to celebrate, Charlie’s sharing her incredibly wise...

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The Chicken Run – The Day The Chickens Came
Sep18

The Chicken Run – The Day The Chickens Came

It’s been running through my head for a week; “The chickens are coming! The chickens are coming!” We have been talking about keeping chickens for… oh, probably 23 years. Ever since we bought our house, and saw that the deeds allow us to keep 12 chickens and a cockerel. I mean really, if the deeds of your house state it, it’s almost a moral obligation, isn’t it? But we’ve never got further than...

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The Fatboy Headdemock. Oh yeah baby.
Jul28

The Fatboy Headdemock. Oh yeah baby.

  I was meandering around Oldrids, as you do, when I came across a weird thing. The Fatboy headdemock. NO, I didn’t know either. I mean, everyone knows Fatboy and their entirely awesome range of bean bags, but what the fark is a Headdemock. Well, dear reader, allow me to enlighten you, and make your day better. It’s a hammock. But not just any old hammock. Oh noes. Typical Fatboy in its extravagantly large design, the...

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