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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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AB Editor
Hi all! Welcome to the new gardening sticky for February. Chilly one here today - I certainly won't be venturing outside much. What are you looking forward to doing in your garden this spring? Here is...
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237SJ
A while ago I saw a rat run across the patio and I have seen it a few times since. It comes under the fence from next door, runs across my patio and squeezes through a little gap in the opposite fence...
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zingo1327
Hi, My washing machine door latch has "dropped" by about a centimetre below the recess it should fit into when closed..How do I realign it so the latch fits the recess as at the moment I'm almost...
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Johnny7seven
We had our garden turfed last summer. The grass has 95% survived in spite of our kitten using it as a lavatory. Spring is threatening to turn up and there is quite a large bald patch near the centre....
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chrissa1
I have just tried to make my shower drain quicker by spending £1.25 on a drain cleaner. It helped a bit but is still draining, slowly. My question: when I removed the swivel hair catcher thing I...
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jennyjoan
Well truly didn't realise that my oven was bad as I have a double oven and maybe have used the bottom about 5 times. Bought 2 packs of oven cleaner from Poundland £1 each. My god absolutely fabulous...
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hippyhoppy
Not sure if this is the correct category.. but here goes. I'm giving my daughters bedroom a good old Spring clean and have come across a Steiff Bear on top of her bookcase covered in dust. These bears...
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sandmaster
I am having my bathroom completely refurbished this year. I have wanted a whirlpool bath for a very long time but I have read so many critical reviews. What do users of Answerbank think of them?
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lynbrown
We have moved into a new build house and despite a shaver socket being listed in the Specifications, it was not installed anywhere in the house. The developer doesn't answer our queries. If we pay to...
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Barmaid
Do any of you live in a thatched house or have you ever done so? We are looking to rent as an interim measure and have found a lovely thatched farmhouse. What problems are there with thatch? Bear in...
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EcclesCake
The time has come to say goodbye to my washing machine. I have been looking at new ones and am inclined to go for a Miele. As strange as it sounds I’m not sure what features I should be looking for,...
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jennyjoan
Has anybody any of the above - it is quite dangerous to use I think it is steel guttering etc.
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jennyjoan
My sista's front of kitchen drawer has come off leaving the little stubs poking out and holes in the drawer. I am going to fix it but wondered if wood glue is strong enough or should I buy something...
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CluckyChick
Cupboard doors are medium oak, floor is pale terracotta tiles and work surfaces are sandstone colour. It's medium sized.
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TWR
Ordered some microfiber Cloths at 2 pm Frid, arrived 11 am Sat , how's that for service?
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ferryman
Can anyone help me with this please. Combi gas boiler in heating mode is coming on for a short while then switching off in quick succession, I timed it yesterday with room stat on 18 it was two...
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meglet
I’ve just given my parents a heart attack by not answering my mobile, home phone and eventually door bell for 2 hours (I was napping with headphones with my boys as they woke me up at 4.45 on a day...
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newcastle1
Do anyone know how we can get rid of the smell of a dead rat which was under the floorboards for over 2 weeks before we managed to find it?
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Groupie
Anyone know if taping the skirting boards before painting walls is a good idea? Masking for a friend....
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Scarlett
The radiators are off but the water is still heating up so the boiler obviously works- any ideas what I can do to wake it up? It's has central heating and quite an old boiler but was serviced this...
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jennyjoan
Having had black and white tiles down and didn't like them (very expensive) - put white tiles down (absolutely freezing). Then had leak put down vinyl (I didn't know) on top of tiles and the tile mark...

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