Thursday 27th February 2020

Tag: garden

Sugru, the futuristic fixer

A while ago (and by a ‘while’, I now means several years), I was sitting in a business lecture at university, when the professor mentioned a product. On the face of it, this product sounded incredibly simple in premise, but it had come to be wildly successful. I bought some, and have since been blown…


Spring is here, spring is here, life is skittles and life is beer

The birds chirruping, the sweet smell of blossom, that tickle of hay fever, and the large bright thing in the sky that has been elusive for months. Spring is well and truly here! When this season begins, there’s a sense of new beginnings akin to New Year. I have rejoined the gym and started waking…

Gardening Inside Happiness

Plants: a cheap and cheerful happiness booster

When I was younger I used to (and still do) dream of having a small garden – somewhere to grow things; a little slice of nature outside my home. However, as time presses on, housing becomes more and more expensive, and an increasing number of people are finding themselves squished into concrete ‘urban jungles’, the…

Gardening Self-sufficient

Ever thought of sharing your garden? Now renters can reap the benefits

When life’s filled with unpredictable financial instability, being as self-sufficient as possible can help. For private tenants, the possibility of moving house is always on the cards, and I know I’m not the only one sick to death of renting. How did I deal with this stressful situation? I dealt with it by gardening, and…


Just what do you have to do to get your tenancy deposit back?

I’ve had the misfortune of getting contractually embroiled with many a rogue landlord in my time, but this one really took the biscuit. My family moved into a rented house in Surrey after handing over a whopper of a deposit (nearly £2000). ‘As long as the house is still standing when you give the keys…



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