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The complete Mother's Day gift guide

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to say "Thank You” to your Mum for always being there. We have put together this gift guide to inspire you and help you choose the best gift to show your mum some appreciation. 

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Spring is on the horizon

spring gardening advice

February has arrived with a little bit of a cold snap but happily there are milder temperatures forecast for the rest of the month. Many gardeners up and down the country have already been busy preparing their gardens for the spring and summer months but it’s not too late if you’ve not yet started.

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Jobs For January

Jobs For January

It’s January, a new year and an opportunity to feel optimistic, so why not kick start the year by organising your summer garden displays? Read about jobs you can make a start on and we have plenty of great value plant collections for you to browse!

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1950s Recipes and Cooking Tips

1950s Recipes and Cooking Tips

With rationing on certain foods lasting until 1954, cooks in the 1950s had to be resourceful and creative. Some recipes have stood the test of time and remain family favourites, while a few of the more “creative” dishes are less popular today.

Tips and recipes were shared with and by readers of The Sunday Post, People’s Journal and The People’s Friend. Take a look at some of the best recipes and tips from the most inventive cooks that ever lived


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Top Tips For The Great British Bake Off Contestants...

gbbo tips

You can guarantee every contestant in the new series of The Great British Bake Off will utter one phrase at some point during the competition.

They’ll say they want to bake something: “just like Mum used to make”.

Well, how did Mum make it? Why were the cakes, puddings, soups meat and veg of the past so good?

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How to attract and care for wildlife in the garden

Wildlife in the garden

I really love spending time in my garden, and I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I look out and see the wildlife also enjoying my garden. When a hedgehog is exploring the grass or butterflies are enjoying the beautiful plants, I know I’ve done something right.

If, like me, you love nothing more than sharing your garden with birds, bees, hedgehogs and other wildlife then read on for some great tips on how to attract them!

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Lifted Over The Turnstiles Competition

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To celebrate the launch of our book Lifted Over The Turnstiles, we ran a competition to give 10 copies away. We asked you to send us your favourite Scottish football memories to be in with a chance of winning a copy. The book is a celebration of Scottish football stadiums of the black-and-white era, with fantastic never-before-seen pictures and anecdotes about the highs and lows of following a fitba team.

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