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Welcome to Home & Garden. For help with those little jobs around the home try our DIYsection. If you have green fingers why not help out those in need in Gardening?, or ask your own garden design and landscaping questions?

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pammywammy
My father put his house into our four names 20+ years ago. He is now in a care home, and one of us wishes to buy out the other three and live in the house as their only property. What is the situation...
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JuniperEccles
Wasn't sure where to post this ... I have a pattern to knit a toy dog and it includes wrap and turn (w&t). I've done this before but am baffled by the instruction in this pattern: K3, w&t, p6, w&T,...
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Biccylova
is there any way a land owner can be made to cut a very overgrown hedge? the farmer who owns the field next to us has let his hedge grow to about 15 feet high, we have cut it back on our side for...
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brainiac
For the past few weeks I've noticed a very fine black dust/powder along one side on the bottom shelf of the cabinet under my kitchen sink. It's definitely not mould or anything similar, and looks like...
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johnk
What's the best wood preservative for a hardwood doorstep (external)
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Mags22
I have a legacy Canadian Musquash coat, which must be over 100 years old, would it still be sellable and where would I be able to do so?
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Chipchopper
Hi, I have a 300 w bandsaw model n0 pp230bds which needs a replacement drive belt. I phoned the number in the manual but the number was not recognised. So, does anybody know where I can order spare...
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woodchopper
Am going to change the 3 x MR16 lights on our landing to 240v GU10 LED's. Going to disconnect the transformers and connect the porcelain GU10 lampholders to the mains. Any ideas on what connectors to...
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diddlydo
Why does any civilised person think it's OK to use noisy garden machinery on a sunny summer Sunday afternoon when other people are trying to enjoy their garden in peace? There should be a law against...
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Mags22
Mine needs moving to a bigger pot, the flowers are beginning to go off now so is it the time to do it? Thanks for your help
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julia-mag
I bought 2 oleander plants in pots early in year and they are doing fine in the patio pots where I put them. The query I have is that with one of them another different plant has grown up, same size...
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thesshhh
any recommendations for UK firms selling good office cupboards and shelving that are NOT obvious? So NOT the likes of Ikea, Staples, B&Q, Homebase...
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naomi24
Does anyone know the name of the primer that negates the requirement to rub down furniture prior to painting? I know it’s quite expensive but I’ve forgotten what it’s called....
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tamborine
Keeps flicking off. Stupid power saving bulbs dont fit the standard sockets and wriggle about. How can I fix it
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jakep
I am interested to know if anyone has a weed burner. Do they do the job? Our back patio needs sorting and I don't want to put chemicals down as we have a dog and a cat. Thank you for comments....
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Nottm_George
As anyone tried painting the balustrades on decking with Dulux Weathershield paint, I have done the outside of my house and I am please with result so I wonder if it would take to the wood, I have...
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diddlydo
Is it still possible to buy "normal" filament 60W lightbulbs - if so where on the High Street? If they no longer exist what do I buy to replace them with in bog-standard table-lamps, light fittings...
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anotheoldgit
My border plants and baskets are not very good this year, they should at this time of the year be in full bloom, but mine look as if it is the back end of them. The petunias noted for their persistent...
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mjwman
Dont know what to do. Went to run a bath and the hot flow dies after a few seconds, though the shower pump is on. Then it stops and starts again. When stopped i can hear gurgling in the airing...
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winstonmin
Can anyone tell me please, which are the best gutter guards - the rigid plastic ones that clip into place, or the gutter hedgedhogs which I think you have to tie in place? I have a gutter that fills...

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