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Beat your wet weather woes!

It’s raining, it’s pouring, yet the garden still needs tending. While it isn’t particularly pleasant to trundle around the garden while the heavens are open, you can use it as an opportunity to make sure your plants, beds and lawns are all in good nick going into winter – especially with all the wet weather…

Keep your small pets cosy

Winter: with its crisp mornings and cosy nights, it can be a favourite time of year for some of us. But it is more than likely our small pets don’t agree – especially when they live outdoors! Winter can be a tough time for our cuddly creatures, such as rabbits and guinea pigs, as they…

Finding fun inside

For days when it’s dark and dreary, the rain hasn’t stopped, or that pesky cold is keeping you house-bound, taking your dog for a long walk may be the last thing on your mind. But you’ll need to get rid of that excess energy somehow, else you risk your dog becoming bored, which can lead…

Winter pond care

With the temperatures starting to drop, those of you with ponds will need to start thinking about preparing them for the delights of winter weather. One of the first obstacles your pond will need help overcoming is the temperature – especially when stocked with fish. As ice forms on a pond, it traps toxic methane…

Be safe and seen this winter

With the sun setting earlier and earlier each day, it is more than likely that those dog walkers among you will be taking your walks in the darker hours. Keeping you and your canine companion safe may require a little planning and a few purchases, but it is certainly worthwhile. The first step is finding…

Perfect pruning

If you want the best from your climbing rose, you’ll soon need to think about sharpening your secateurs, finding a pair of tough gloves and getting to work! Not only does pruning encourage good growth, it will also mean the plant is more likely to flower well each year. If, on the other hand, a…

Quality care for older dogs

Just like us, as our dogs age they slow down, get a few more grey hairs and spend a bit more time resting in their favourite places. The average lifespan of a dog is around 12 years so by the time they are seven, dogs are generally considered middle aged. It is around this time…

Fireworks ahead, prepare with caution

Next month the skies will be alight with a rainbow display of fireworks of all shapes and sizes. The emerald greens, flaming reds and vivid pinks paired with the orchestra of booming sound can make quite an exciting spectacle, but more often than not, our pets think the exact opposite. With their acute hearing, the…

A haven for hibernation

With winter weather on the horizon, there are plenty of cuddly creatures as well as creepy crawlies that will soon be settling down to don their eye masks, pull up their blankets and hibernate until spring. Winter is a hard season for animals to survive even in a good year. There’s a lack of food, lack…

Autumn lawn care

With the temperature still warm enough to stimulate grass growth, autumn is the perfect time to give your lawn some well-deserved attention and get it in top shape before winter. Mostly focused on repairing general wear and tear, your first task will involve the help of a spring-tined rake. Regular raking, otherwise known as scarifying,…