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Looking after your garden in Autumn

Top tips to help your garden stay healthy this autumn

As autumn continues and winter approaches, our gardens may be starting to suffer from less TLC than during the summer months. Fear not, Toro, a global leader in turf and landscape equipment and Hayter, a premium British lawnmower manufacturer, have got some great tips to keep your garden looking lush this autumn.

Time for a tidy up

Now is the perfect time to tidy up the...

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Ten top home schooling tips

Are you one of the many parents homeschooling since schools closed? Do you have a sharpened sense of respect for the teaching profession? Are those long summer holidays teachers enjoy looking less of a perk and more of a necessity?

Well, fear not, here are some home schooling tips for stressed out parents.

1. Get into a routine

By now, as you’ve probably established...

Keen to understand your pension better? Lifestyle

Confused about pensions? What you need to know

More than three-quarters of employees across the UK were members of a workplace pension scheme last year – a new record high, official figures reveal.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 77% of employees were in a workplace pension scheme in 2019, marking the highest membership rate since comparable records started in 1997.

Automatic enrolment into...

Six confidence-boosting lingerie tips for party season

When it comes to party season dressing, we get so preoccupied with finding the perfect dress, high heels or handbag that we often overlook one very important aspect: underwear.

The right bra can make all the difference to how your outfit looks – and how you feel.

Whether you're looking for invisible support or a bra that will enhance your silhouette, lingerie can boost your...

Seven money-saving tips to make your December pay cheque go further

Being payed early in December always feels brilliant at the time. You have money in your pocket to spoil all your loved ones with Christmas presents and even have some dosh leftover to treat yourself in the January sales.

The problem is that after the frivolous spending, your finances often take a serious beating ahead of the New Year. With some companies paying staff in mid-December...

Want to sell your home before Christmas? Six expert tips to make it happen

If you want to sell your home before Christmas, there's still time – just about, if you act fast. New analysis suggests those wanting to secure a buyer before Christmas need to get their property on the market by Monday, October 21.

This comes from estateagent4me – a free estate agent performance comparison tool available on the HomeOwners Alliance property advice website, hoa.org.uk...

TV presenter Carol Klein spills the secrets of top British gardens – so you can copy their success

As her new Channel 5 series Great British Gardens begins, TV garden expert Carol Klein offers tips from the head gardeners who tend them.

TV plantswoman Carol Klein has spoken to head gardeners and owners of four of Britain’s most glorious gardens to find out how they achieve such amazing results – and is now sharing the secrets of their success with the public in her new Channel 5...

Feeling stressed? 5 ways it could be affecting your skin, according to experts

Katie Wright asks skin specialists for tips on dealing with stress-related issues.

We all know the emotional and physical symptoms of too much stress – exhaustion, sleepless nights and falling ill more often are all sure signs that you’re running on empty and need to slow down.

Another way to determine whether your body is struggling to handle your hectic lifestyle? Take a...

10 money-saving tips for couples getting married – and their guests

If weddings are putting a strain on your budget this summer, here’s how everyone can claw back some money.

Wedding season is here, and while it’s an expensive time for couples tying the knot, guests can also feel the strain on their wallet. According to American Express, guests can expect to spend £391 each on average to attend a wedding this year – that’s £88 more than in 2018....