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Picturesque Balconies

Picturesque Balconies

This may come as a surprise, but you are not obliged to buy uncomfortable patio furniture for your balcony! There are so many options… You can completely transform your balcony and turn it into and place you want to be!

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Modern Ways to Use Sleepers

Hillsborough Modern Ways to Use Sleepers

We’ve noticed that in the past decade trends have repeated themselves in regards to everything; fashion, interior design, colour, food etc. In the 50s and 60s wood panelling was all the rage, but quickly fell out of fashion in later decades and was replaced with bright, vibrant coloured wallpaper. But like we said, trends repeat themselves – meaning wood panelling is back! 

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August Garden Touch Ups

Hillsborough Garden Touch Ups

During this long hot summer, with no signs of the sun leaving us any time soon, you may need to spruce things up in your garden. We have just entered August, the month notorious for hot weather and garden parties, so you need to make sure your garden is on top form for any events you have planned – whether it be a family day or a full-blown garden party.

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How To: Fix a Fence Post

Hillsborough How To Fix a Fence Post

The elements can be harsh. We’ve all woken up one morning after a particularly stormy night to the fence scattered across the garden. Save yourself from paying for a whole new fence and repair the one you have… or used to have.

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Painting Your Exterior

Hillsborough Painting Your Exterior

Bring colour, style and character to your garden by painting your garden furniture and features! You don’t have to break the bank to have a lovely garden, sometimes a de-weed and a lick of paint can take your garden from blah to ta-dah!

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Benefits of Growing Your Own

AO Home Benefits of Growing Your Own

It’s National Healthy Eating Week! We know healthy eating can seem like an expensive, boring habit, but there are plenty of ways around this and eating fresh has LOADS of benefits!

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The Positive Effects Gardening has on Your Mental Health

AO Home | Positive Effects of Gardening

In light of Mental Health Awareness Week last week, we thought it would be appropriate to dedicate a blog to how gardening can have a positive effect on your mental health. While you have most likely heard this theory before, research on the matter proves it is, in fact, true – but what exactly is it about gardening that helps keep our mental health healthy?

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Garden Meditation

Welcome to an area of peace, serenity and calm…

Take a deep breath in through the nose and slowly exhale, clear your mind and repeat. Take a few moments to centre yourself and calm your mind.

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Keeping Chickens

They are a baker’s delight, a full-English lovers heaven and a great alternative family pet.

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Prepare Your Garden for Spring

First and foremost: Happy Spring. We have survived the bitter Winter and the warm weather is about to make a comeback! One thing we know for sure is this winter was harsh, not only on us, but on our gardens also. We need to revive our gardens and prep them for the coming Spring and Summer months

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