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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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ABSpareEditor
Do you have any plans for your garden this new year?
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lilly1
I have a Honeywell wired doorbell it has a transformer it is positioned in my hallway but my kitchen is in the back of the house and i cannot hear it. Can i add another device to it, or would i have...
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bainbrig
The ‘charging’ tap, which you can turn to let more water into the system, is stuck closed. The attached gauge is reading high - usually 3 bar, now 5. Baxi Combi. We’ve got an engineer coming...
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Hokeypokey
Anyone any suggestions on degreasing the motor on a canopy cooker hood
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lynbrown
We have an empty corner in our new house made by two large windows meeting. What would be a nice plant about a meter high to stand in this corner? TIA
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Budlet
I'm looking for a large rug (10'x11') for a room which gets a lot of use (it's an entrance hall/dining room which we have to walk through to get to the kitchen). Fancied a coir or jute rug but am...
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lilly1
Hello, does anyone know if, like i have bought a new build house should i have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted in my kitchen by the boiler as there is not one at present. Any replies would be...
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DarceyK123
I got a new sewing machine for Christmas, its only a cheap one (£40 from Hobbycraft) as i just wanted to get some sewing practice. But already its started squeaking while sewing, any ideas what could...
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Dumbelle5
I have an old Walkman and in the battery compartment on the contact there is green corrosion ?? If that is the correct term. How do I remove it. Would acetone help. I don't want to damage the contact....
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bluegeranium
In the autumn I collected loads of conkers and put them in bowls around the house as I had read that they deter spiders. So far only seen one or two so maybe they work! however they are now all dull...
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Jamjar74
We have been inundated with nettles but they seem to have got worse over the past couple of years. Last year we tried the Resolva "Extra Strength" which worked initially but now they are back with a...
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Jaimsieboy
A friend of mines has Mice in her bedroom cupboard, i.e droppings etc are visible. They have put down Mousetraps and caught 4 mouse as well laying down quite a lot of light blue Mouse Pellets which...
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bainbrig
We've got an Ikea kitchen - been fine for years, still is, but one thing we've always wanted... Some of the cupboards are just TOO deep, and what we want is slidey things, baskets probably, that go on...
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exarmy448
Hi. I have several solar lights spread around my garden. Is it OK to leave this out during the winter or bring them in to protect against frost? Many thanks
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foxyferret
Hi, my daughter has a Hoover DYN8144D machine. It was in mid cycle last night when all the sockets went off in the house. She said that the machine showed error 08 and now it will not spin. The...
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grahammlong
Hi good AB'ers , Garage Corrugated roof with occasional drip leak somewhere. Bitumen Primer + Bitumen OR Bitumen Primer + Acrylic Waterproof Roof Coating - after cleaning ? which is the best...
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chrissa1
I’m quite liking being able to pay for my gas as I use it by pre-payment. I’m stuck with this because Eon, in their useless method of changing me over from pre-payment to credit when I’m moved,...
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gregadams14
Be quiet/moves back and forth over surface
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potiche
Wonder if there's any wisdom to share about robot mowers? Lawn isn't pristine but is improving about 250sq m. Any advice appreciated.
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charliesteve
Hi, Can anyone inform me if it is ok to place a small freezer on top of another smell freezer rather than buying a bigger one?
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paul1763
hi all, the living room in our house was obviously two rooms with a passage between them many years ago, now it has two lights hanging in the centre of each controlled by one switch. can any of you...

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