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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 can also control pests and help pollinate plants. However, if you’ve never set up your outside space to be hospitable to birds, it can be a little daunting. We’ve therefore written this article to give you a head start. Below you will find: The... 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


How to keep your Christmas tree alive and looking good

How long do real Christmas trees last? How do I care for a live Xmas tree? When should I buy mine? If you’re asking yourself these kinds of questions, we’re here to help! We love a real, live Christmas tree at Home & Garden Extras. Although artificial Christmas trees are a great shortcut, there’s something special about going down the traditional route. If you’re put off by not knowing how to care for a live Christmas tree, don’t worry. You don’t need your own grotto of elves to keep your... Read More

Bollard plug and play light between a path and a bush 31/08/2022

Should I get plug and play electric garden lights?

Not quite sure what plug and play electric garden lights are? Want to know how they compare to solar garden lights? Read on to have all of your questions answered! You have hours-upon-hours spare to install and ground a complex electrical system, right? And it goes without saying that you’re a qualified electrician with an encyclopaedic knowledge of which regulatory bodies you’d need to consult when pulling wiring out of a house’s walls. Of course not. You wouldn’t be reading this if that was the case! If you just want... Read More

Young woman in an apron and gardening gloves harvesting beets. 22/08/2022

Our top 10 gardening tips for September

Wondering where you should start in your garden this September? We’re here to help! September sees the end of summer. Specifically, on the twenty-third of the month, we’ll be saying hello to autumn. We know, we know. Time goes so fast. How can it nearly be the end of summer? Look on the bright side. The days are getting shorter and cooler, but you still have plenty of time to enjoy your garden. Also, September is the perfect time to get your garden ready for the winter… yes, that’ll be... Read More

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Should I get solar garden lights?

Not sure if solar garden lights are right for your outside space? Don’t know what options there are? You’ve come to the right place. By this point, you’re probably aware of solar garden lighting. It’s only becoming a more popular option as homemakers look for sustainable and affordable ways to illuminate their outside spaces. But like any trend that’s wriggled its way into your consciousness, you’re probably unsure of the finer details. Could they be dangerous? Are they cost-effective? Do they even work? In short, are garden solar lights worth... Read More

A person using secateurs to prun a tree 08/08/2022

What is the difference between loppers and secateurs?

Confused about what the differences between secateurs and loppers are? Don’t worry – you’re not the only one! If you’ve spent any time chatting to green-fingered friends or perusing the aisles of your local garden centre, you’ve probably heard of secateurs and loppers. However, as with any new hobby or pursuit, maybe you’re still finding your footing. Or perhaps you’re relatively green-fingered yourself, but not quite sure of all the horticultural nuances! Whatever the case is, we’re here to help. Specifically, in this article you’ll find out what loppers and... Read More

Man tending to flowers in his garden 27/07/2022

Our top 10 gardening tips for August

If you’re struggling with what to do in your garden this August, here are some suggestions August is a fantastic time for gardening. Despite the temperamentality of British weather, it’s sure to be dry, warm, and sunny. At least most of the time! On top of this, August is the point of summer when you can start getting things ready for autumn, winter, and even spring. This might seem a little premature, but trust us – time moves fast. In what will seem like the blink of an eye, you’ll... Read More

Woman watering plants in her garden with a hose 21/07/2022

Our top 10 gardening tips for July

Not sure where to start in your garden this July? We have you covered It’s July and summer is in full swing. The sun is shining, the days are long, and it’s hot, hot, hot. Experienced and new gardeners alike will be biting at the bit to get outside and work on their little slices of heaven. Whichever of these groups you find yourself in, our top 10 gardening tips for July will give you a good start. Scroll down to find each tip, or click the linked bullet points... Read More