Home & Garden

4 April 2019

Millennials are happy to live without a garage and garden in order to get onto the property ladder

Millennials are happy to live without a garage and garden in order to get onto the housing ladder, according to new research. The study found that over two thirds of ...
15 February 2019

Shopping independent: the ultimate way to consume more consciously

It’s well-known that independents are light years ahead of the chains in promoting conscious consumerism and operating sustainably. While the chains stock mass-produced, identikit items, independents focus on stocking hand-crafted, ...

18 December 2018

Aggie MacKenzie's top 10 tips to ensure you're ready to host your best Christmas party ever!

Ahead of the big day, Aggie MacKenzie has put together some top tips to ensure this Christmas will be your best yet! If you're hosting this festive season, then she's ...
29 November 2018

Festive foliage - 7 Christmas styling ideas

In addition to your tree, wreath and garlands, acclaimed stylist and author Selina Lake has teamed up with Dobbies to put together these simple festive foliage styling ideas for a naturally beautiful ...
26 November 2018

The Shark DuoClean Cordless Upright Vacuum makes me want to actually clean up my home

I've gotta admit it, I'm a stereotypically messy man. I hate cleaning up and only do so when it's absolutely necessary. Though I'm firm in the belief that a tidy ...
11 November 2018

7 ways to be more environmentally friendly

It’s the most obvious starting point - stop using single use plastic carrier bags. Purchasing a reusable shopping bag and keeping it in the boot of your car will save ...

5 November 2018

Hygge Life: 9 ways to get your cosy on this Winter

It's that time of year again; it's getting cold and it's getting dark which means it's time to retreat indoors and hibernate until Spring. The Danish have a word for ...
5 October 2018

Top interiors tips for decorating a rented property from Laurence Llewelyn Bowen

Laurence Llewelyn Bowen is one of the most recognisable names in the UK when it comes to interior design. With that in mind, we got him to write up some ...

27 September 2018

Grow how know how, with the future face of gardening, Huw Richards

The UK’s leading garden centre is delighted to announce a partnership with leading YouTuber, Huw Richards. With a popular gardening channel, Huws Nursery, Richards has already been proclaimed as the ...
23 September 2018

How to make your Sunday more productive

Sundays can go one of two ways - really productive, or really not. If you want to avoid the latter today, why not take the opportunity to have a clear ...

18 September 2018

6 steps to make a hotel-worthy bed at home

Over 1.3m of us believe the best thing about a night away in a hotel is not having to make the bed, with 38% of us favouring a freshly made ...
17 September 2018

The Silent Killer: Why are Brits still ignorant towards gas safety in their homes?

It’s a natural instinct for most of us, if not all, to want to protect the health and safety of ourselves and our families.  Yet when it comes to the potentially fatal ...

28 August 2018

84% of clean conscious UK parents think BBQs are too messy

New research from leading kitchen roll brand Regina has revealed that 84% of parents think BBQ’s are too messy with over a third (37%) going so far as to put ...
8 August 2018

Beautify your space - living room decor ideas that will spark up the conversation

Have you ever found yourself in a room full of people awkwardly avoiding all eye contact because none of them can figure out what to talk about? Well, we’ve all ...

3 August 2018

Get snap happy in your garden this Summer with these top tips for the perfect pictures!

With the arrival of August, summer is in full swing and gardens all over the UK are blooming, meaning photo opportunities galore. Watering your garden is key this month, particularly ...
2 August 2018

7 times our new favourite Instagram dog Rigatoni melted our hearts

You’ve probably seen countless dog Instagram accounts - in fact, you probably follow more than you’d like to admit. They’re great to scroll through when you’ve had a rubbish day, ...

17 July 2018

Expert advice on tending to your garden during a heatwave

Written by Louise Golden, Dobbies resident gardener and Senior Plant Buyer  To find your local Dobbies, browse the online range and for plenty more advice and inspiration visit, www.dobbies.com.  ...
10 May 2018

How Many Of These Out Of Date Items Do You Have In Your Home?

When it comes to storing items in our homes, many of us have no idea what we’re doing and,  as for things with use by dates, we’re even more clueless! ...
16 November 2017

How To Create More Space Around The Home This Christmas

Christmas is a busy time of year in the home and when rooms are full of Christmas presents and extra guests, space can quickly become limited. Make space before the ...
1 September 2017

Quick & Easy Bathroom Upgrades & Updates, By The Shower Doctor

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home, not only can it add significant value to your home – it’s a room designed for unwinding and ...

4 August 2017

10 Reasons To Adopt A Minimalist Lifestyle

While it may have been engrained into you via Pinterest that minimalism equals white walls, soft woods and only ten things in your wardrobe, minimalism is a deep-rooted lifestyle that ...

10 July 2017

5 Reasons To Go Cruelty Free With Your Cleaning Products

We all know what it is like when you have a millions things to do and are running around attempting to get through your never ending list. The last thing ...

14 June 2017

How To Stay Organized After Decluttering

Every year thoughts turn to how we can reinvigorate our homes. For many, decluttering is a great way to usher in the new season, but it also has major psychological ...
12 June 2017

10 Tips On Decluttering Your Life By Jasmine Birtles

Jasmine Birtles, founder of www.MoneyMagpie.com is encouraging people all over the UK to de-clutter their homes and lives and gain freedom, peace and a useful pile of cash in the ...