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Flowers with frost upon them. 04/01/2023

Our top 10 gardening tips for January

Start your new year right with our top 10 gardening tips for January. It might feel like there’s little that can be done in the garden when the new year rolls around. You look out of your window and all you can see is rain, bare branches being blown about, and, on particularly cold days, the dreaded frost. However, if you think your garden is a barren and boring place with nothing to do this time of year, let us set you back on the right path. Despite the potentially... Read More

A garden covered in frost 21/11/2022

Our top 10 gardening tips for December

Not sure what you should be doing in your garden this December? Don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect blog for you. As the famous song goes, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. If the cold weather hasn’t tipped you off, winter is very close. Specifically, it begins on 21st December. When it gets frostier, it can be hard to motivate yourself to get out in the garden. The allure of the fireside armchair is very strong. However, when it isn’t wet and the sun comes... Read More

Black Friday cover with yellow and black crosses. 18/11/2022

What Black Friday deals are there at Home & Garden Extras – and what can you use these products for?

Black Friday has come early to Home & Garden Extras this year. Black Friday is coming and we’re so excited that we can’t stand it! In fact, we’re so excited that instead of waiting until the big day, we’re making our deals live a week early. From 9am Friday 18th November, we’re discounting 10 of our most popular product ranges by up to 50%. You’ll have just over a week to take advantage of these deals – they will end at midnight on Monday 28th November. To give you a... Read More

A woman assembling an artificial Christmas tree 02/11/2022

Should you get an artificial Christmas tree this year?

Not sure if you should invest in an artificial Christmas tree this year instead of a live one? Let us help you make your decision. It’s nearly that special time of year – a time for seeing family and friends, enjoying delicious food, and, of course, putting up your Christmas tree! Although “real Christmas trees” are fantastic, artificial options are equally as great. In fact, we find the term “fake Christmas tree” a little rude. Artificial Christmas trees are perfect for busy families who don’t want the added stress of... Read More

A rake clearing leaves 25/10/2022

Our top 10 gardening tips for November

Not sure where to start in your garden this November? We have you covered The evenings are getting longer and it’s getting colder. It can only mean one thing. To quote Ned Stark from Game of Thrones, ‘Winter is coming.’ Although there are likely to be a few stunning days here and there, you can definitely tell winter is around the corner. November can be a soggy, frosty, and unforgiving month. Specifically, according to both astronomical and meteorological definitions, winter begins in December. It’s advisable to get moving on the... Read More

Two ladybirds on a leaf 20/10/2022

The beginner’s guide to bug hotels and insect houses

Are you not sure where to start with bug hotels? Would you like more creepy crawly guests in your garden? Do you want to attract a specific type of insect but you’re not sure how? If so, this is the perfect guide for you! Bugs – or insects, to use the scientific term – are amazing creatures vital to our gardens. They’re integral to the pollination process, they get rid of pests, and they’re a source of food for other creatures on the food chain. Although, don’t tell them about... Read More


The beginner’s guide to garden spades, shovels, and forks

What makes garden forks, spades, and shovels different to each other? What are their respective pros and cons? When should you use each? If you have these kinds of questions, read on! Spades, shovels, and forks are three of the most useful tools to have in your garden shed. They are key for digging and preparing land for planting, which is known as “cultivating”. On top of this, they can also help with a panoply of other jobs, including stripping grass, chopping up organic matter, and edging borders. However, if... Read More


How to attract birds to your garden and encourage them to stay

Are you a newly inspired birder who wants to make your garden a haven for feathered friends? Read on for the basics and some more advanced top tips! Having birds in your garden can be a real delight. On top of being marvellous to watch, they also control pests and help pollinate plants. However, if you’ve never set up your outside space to be avian friendly, it can be a little daunting. We’ve therefore written this article to give you a head start. Below you will find: The basics of... Read More


Garden fire features: Our guide to log-burning fire pits, bowls, globes, baskets, and chimineas

Not sure what the differences between fire pits and fire bowls are? Stressing about how to light your fire? Getting even more stressed over how to put your fire out? We’re here to help. A log-burning fire feature – whether it be a fire pit, bowl, globe, basket, or chiminea – will be a wonderful addition to your outside space. In the spring and summer, they allow you to gather with family and friends, enjoying each other’s company long into the night. During the colder months, they provide a welcoming... Read More


Our top 10 gardening tips for October

Unsure of where to begin in your garden this October? We’ve got the perfect article for you! It’s October. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are turning orange, and we’ve all busted out our autumn wardrobes. There’s also plenty to be getting on with in the garden. Although, it can be difficult to know where to start with the changing of the season – particularly if you’re new to the horticultural world. To help, we’ve pulled together our top 10 gardening tips for October. You can either click one... Read More