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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.

How to Build a Brick Letterbox

How to Build a Brick Letterbox

How to build a permanent front yard concrete and brick letterbox around the water meter

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How to change a halogen globe

How to change a halogen globe

How to replace a halogen downlight bulb.

How to Grow Olives

How to Grow Olives

The olive (Olea europaea) is a small tree native to the coastal Mediterranean region, where it has been grown for at least 5500 years. Trees can be extraordinarily ancient - some have been authenticated as reaching 1500 years old.

The Best Ways to Clean Showers and Baths

The Best Ways to Clean Showers and Baths

Some chemicals are absorbed through the skin, so avoid using bleaches and tough abrasives in the bathroom. If you or a family member has allergies to chemicals, try cleaning the room with a gentle shampoo. Other mild detergents, like dishwashing liquid will also work well on tiles and porcelain, especially in conjunction with a fine scouring pad.

cats love boxes

Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?

We all know that cats love boxes. But why?

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How to Grow Artichokes

How to Grow Artichokes

Everything you need to know about growing your own artichokes..

The 1-hour Deck

The 1-hour Deck

Use Handi Blocks to build a deck in no time at all.

How to Plant Vegetables in Pots

How to Plant Vegetables in Pots

Grow edible plants anywhere with enough sunlight

Building Steps Into a Slope

Building Steps Into a Slope

Roughly shape the slope before you start building the steps. If it is steep, remove some of the soil. On an irregular slope, build up where necessary with additional soil

Build a Retaining Wall using Concrete Blocks

Build a Retaining Wall using Concrete Blocks

Masonry retaining walls are built with a reinforced concrete base as an anchor and a wall of hollow concrete blocks reinforced with 12mm steel bars.

How to Grow Brussel Sprouts

How to Grow Brussel Sprouts

This hardy vegetable is rich in vitamin C and will provide a crop during autumn and winter if early and late varieties are planted.

Build Timber Covers for Wheelie Bins

Build Timber Covers for Wheelie Bins

Keep wheelie bins accessible but tucked away with a timber cover.

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