Outdoors

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Where to put solar lights to make sure they actually work

Solar-powered lights are by far the most cost-effective and energy-efficient way to bring some illumination to your garden when the sun goes down. Not all of us have the luxury of being a landscape designer, so it’s tricky to know how to choose, position and maintain lighting to get the most out of your space.

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HomeServe

The Bug Files: Know the enemy attacking your greenhouse

There’s a titanic battle going on in your greenhouse.

While your pretty plants are popping up, pesky pests are ready to take them down. From weevils to whitefly – everyone’s looking for a slice of your harvest; nibbling leaves, sucking sap and causing a general all-round nuisance.

Fear not, we’ve got the lowdown on the perpetrators, and how to fight back…

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The Blands

Toddler-friendly Summer holiday

Taking a child who is definitely operating in toddler rather than baby mode on holiday brings with it whole new set of challenges!

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Alys Fowler

Getting the best out of your flowering plants

Summer is here and she’s being kind so far and everything is growing fast. A well-timed chop back now can persuade Spring flowering species to have another go.

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Loft

Bat Facts

Bats aren't the most common of visitors in our home but they can roost in lofts. Read our factsheet to learn everything you need to know about bats.

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Loft

Bats in the home

Those bats in your house might actually be doing you a few favours so have a think before you get rid of them.

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Outdoors

How to deal with storm damage

When nature's in a bad mood your roof can suffer the effects. Rainwater leaking through your roof may cause structural problems, so always check for damage after a major storm.

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