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How to Repair Damaged Plaster

How to Repair Damaged Plaster

Step-by-step DIY guide on repairing plaster cracks and holes in your walls or ceiling.

How to Grow Blueberries

How to Grow Blueberries

In the wild, blueberries grow in acid, moorland soil. In the garden they need a moist, peaty, very acid soil and an open, sunny position.

How to Grow Broccoli

How to Grow Broccoli

Find tips for planting and growing Broccoli, and learn the health benefits of Broccoli

How to Restore Rotted Timber

How to Restore Rotted Timber

When old timber becomes worn or rots away, reach for the epoxy wood filler.

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Cutting Holes in Plasterboard

Cutting Holes in Plasterboard

One of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of fixing plasterboard is cutting holes for electrical outlets and light fittings. Here's how to cut perfect holes, first time.

How to Grow Cucumbers

How to Grow Cucumbers

Cucumbers have been cultivated for about 3000 years, with many different varieties being developed from four closely related species to suit different tastes and uses. The fruit ranges from the tiny pickling cornichon of France and the common green cucumber to the related African horned cucumber, or kiwano, and the sweet Armenian cucumber.

How to Grow Currants

How to Grow Currants

Blackcurrants are hardy shrubs, easy to grow and long-lived in cool climate districts. The dark, acid berries are richer in vitamin C than almost any other garden fruit. Redcurrants and white currants are close relatives, although they have a different growth habit. They, too, are long-lived in the garden and highly productive.

Types of Bricks

Types of Bricks

We explain the differences between extruded, pressed and special finish bricks.

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Types of Building Materials

Types of Building Materials

Advantages and disavdvantages of various Types of Building Materials, plus earth-wise tips!

How to Grow Lavender

How to Grow Lavender

Find all the gardening tips and advice you need to grow lavender.

How to Grow Mulberries

How to Grow Mulberries

Mulberry trees mature into very large specimens so are not suitable for a small garden. But if you do have the space, the mulberry is well worth considering. It has a graceful, elegant habit and attractive foliage, and it produces abundant delicious fruit, with which you can make excellent jams and wines.

How to Install a Towel Rail

How to Install a Towel Rail

Towel rails should be positioned for easy access from the shower, bathtub or vanity, but not where they can get wet from splashing. The ideal height is 1200 to 1700mm, depending on the ceiling and any obstructions.

How to Install Deck Steps

How to Install Deck Steps

Install deck steps to solve a height difference

How to Grow Spices

How to Grow Spices

While spices may seem an overly ambitious addition to the garden, those spices related to ginger, such as cardamom, galangal and turmeric, can be grown in many warmer districts. Other spices can be grown easily in regions with tropical climates. The plants can add great beauty to the garden, while the intensely fresh fragrance and flavour will be a revelation to the cook.

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6 best screening hedge plant

Plant any of these varieties for a hedge that will block out the neighbours and provide privacy

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