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National Gardening Week April 30th – May 6th, 2018

Spring is here, summer is coming so now is the time to start growing Levens Hall, Cumbria (pictured above)
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Wild About Worms

Look after your soil; worms are vital to life The RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) has teamed up with The Wildlife Trusts to create Wild About Gardens which celebrates wildlife gardening and...
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How to grow your very own zoo

Get kids interested in gardening by planting a whole host of animals Ever thought of having lions and tigers in the garden? Well now you can with Lion’s Ear and Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’ or how about some...
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How to have a child friendly garden

Make your garden a safe haven where kids can play and grow their own vegs Engaging your child with the natural world is becoming more important than ever, as in this technological world we are...
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How to have a dog friendly garden

Make your garden dog friendly and avoid any future problems If you keep dogs then you will probably have to resign yourself to the fact that you’re never going to have a perfect garden, but there are...
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How to have a cat friendly garden

Hints and tips to make your garden a happy, healthy cat-friendly space It is much easier to have a cat-friendly garden than it is a dog garden as you cannot contain a cat in a garden and they don’t...
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Outdoor living trends for 2018

Increase your living space and make the most of the outdoors Hartman Florence Emberglow Gas Fire Pit Set (pictured above)
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How to tell the difference between all the compost in the garden centre

Use the correct compost for a blooomin' garden with happy healthy plants Hanging basket planted with fuchsia, calibrachoa and nepeta (pictured above)
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National Children’s Gardening Week 26th May – 3rd June 2018

Lots of interest in the garden for children; so make a start this week In this increasingly technological world children are becoming removed from the natural world and from where their food comes...
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April

It is beginning to feel a bit more like Spring now, nothing like a bit of sunshine & the birds singing to make you look forward to summer. April is set to be changeable as usual with bands of rain &...
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How To Bake Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting On The Traeger Pro 22 Wood Pellet Grill

Barbecues are not only for meat; try these sweet little tea-time treats Ingredients: 2 eggs 1teasp vanilla essence 1teasp orange zest 1/2 cup + 2tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup caster sugar 1 cup plain flour...
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How To Cook Bread And Butter Pudding On The Traeger Pro 22 Wood Pellet Grill

Cook this scrumptuous, easy bread and butter pudding on any BBQ Ingredients: 150g raisins and sultanas; mixed 75g caster sugar zest of 1 lemon 1/2teasp mixed spice Thick white bread; crusts removed...
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How To Cook Beef Stew Served With Sourdough Bread On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Slow cook a winter warming stew on the BBQ for a no-fuss dinner Ingredients: 1kg braising steak 2 sticks celery; finely diced 1 large onion; roughly chopped 2 medium carrots; cut into 1” pieces 1...
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How To Cook Beef Goulash On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Easily and slowly cook this delicious winter warmer on the barbecue Ingredients: 1kg braising steak 1tbsp rapeseed oil 3 medium onions; cut into chunks 3 garlic cloves; crushed 2tbsp hot smoked...
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How To Cook ‘Beer Can’ Chicken On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Follow our easy instructions for perfectly cooked chicken on the BBQ Ingredients: whole chicken beer rapeseed oil (or any vegetable oil) Traeger Sweet BBQ rub (or any other BBQ poultry rub) 2 cloves...
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How To Cook Lancashire (Lamb) Hot Pot On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Try cooking this tasty, one-pot winter warmer on your barbecue Lancashire hot pot is such an easy one-pot dish, just assemble and leave to cook, and such a lovely comforting winter dish. It was...
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How To Cook Pigs In Blankets On The Traeger Pro 22 Wood Pellet Grill

Save space in your oven and cook the Christmas dinner outside on the BBQ Little sausages wrapped in bacon are an absolute must to accompany the Christmas turkey, and home-made are so much more...
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How To Cook Porchetta On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Try this tasty Italian classic instead of the usual roast pork joint How to cook porchetta on the Traeger Timberline 850 wood pellet grill A stuffed, rolled, boneless pork loin is a classic Italian...
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How To Cook Roast Potatoes On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Keep the smell of hot fat outside and cook Christmas dinner on the BBQ Crisp, crunchy roast potatoes with a fluffy inside are one of the pleasures of the Christmas dinner and cooking them on the...
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How To Cook Seared Tuna With Seared Little Gem Lettuce And Nichoise Dressing On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

This light, healthy fish dish easliy cooks in minutes on your barbecue This light dish makes a lovely summer supper or as a nice fresh antidote to all the rich Christmas food. The Nichoise salad can...
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How To Cook Smoked Chicken Liver Pate On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Pate is so easy to make and the smoke gives it a little extra flavour Enhance the flavour of chicken liver pate with a little smoke; you could also try using the apple flavoured wood pellets for added...
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How To Bake Chocolate Brownies On The Traeger Pro 22 Wood Pellet Grill

Try baking this indulgent, rich chocolate brownie on your barbecue Pellet grills and barbecues are not just for cooking burnt burgers and salmonella chicken, they can be utilised just as you do your...
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How To Cook Banana And Toffee Pancakes On The Traeger Pro 22 Wood Fired Grill

Pancakes are a quick easy dessert to cook on the BBQ and so delicious These sweet pancakes are a delicious way to finish your barbecue, and so quick and easy to make. All you need is a griddle, which...
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How To Cook Steak Crostini With Onion Jam And Horseradish Cream On The Traeger Pro 22 Wood Pellet Grill

Little bites of steak packed with flavour; ideal for a party or a starter This steak recipe is a really cost effective way of using a sirloin steak and makes a great appetiser while your guests are...
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How To Make A Three Cheese And Caramelised Onion Sandwich On The Traeger Pro 22 Wood Pellet Grill

The ultimate toasted cheese sandwich made on the barbecue This is the ultimate gooey, creamy, tangy cheese sandwich and really easy to make. If you’re doing a low and slow joint of meat for dinner...
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How To Make A Cake Stand Decoration For Christmas

Use household items to easily make a lovely Christmas decoration Eucalyptus leaves (pictured above) Ordinary household items can be utilised at Christmas to make a lovely decorative focal point, in...
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How To Make A Hanging Twig Tree For Christmas

Make your own inexpensive Scandi-style decorations quickly and easily Scandi-style Christmas decorations are really trendy at the moment and are quite expensive to buy on the high street;many of them...
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How To Assemble And Dress Out A Ridgedale Infinity Artificial Christmas Tree

How to assemble and dress out a Ridgedale Infinity artificial Christmas tree
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How To Put Lights On A Christmas Tree

Master the art of lighting your Christmas tree by following our guide There is an art to lighting a Christmas tree to make it look stunning; first of all you need a good amount of lights, we recommend...
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How To Decorate A Hanging Twig Tree For Christmas

Make your own Scandi style alternative Christmas decoration Rustic, Scandi style Christmas decorations are right on trend at the moment and so expensive to buy on the high street. They are really easy...
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