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Winter is a beautiful time of year, but it can be harsh on your home. As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, it's crucial to prepare your house for the challenges that the season brings. By taking care of some essential house maintenance tasks, you can keep your home cosy, safe, and in good condition throughout the winter months.


Bed bugs have become a hot topic, making headlines as they infiltrate public transport, hospitals, and even our homes. The mere thought of these tiny pests can make your skin crawl. But instead of succumbing to panic, let's delve into practical and measured steps for dealing with them, along with understanding who bears the responsibility for eradication.


In the ever-evolving tapestry of our gardens, the arrival of spring is a time for renewal and vibrant displays of colour. One of the best ways to ensure that your outdoor space is filled with a beautiful display of blooms in the spring is to harness the magic of spring bulbs. These should always be planted in autumn/winter to ensure the best display in the spring. This blog will provide some invaluable tips to help you make sure that your garden will be ready to transform into a dazzling, inviting haven as soon as spring arrives.


Quality Matters

Selecting high-quality spring bulbs is the cornerstone of a successful spring garden makeover. Choose bulbs that are firm, plump, and free from any blemishes or damage.


Timing is Everything

Most spring bulbs can be planted as soon as they are purchased. For tulips, patience is key. Wait until the weather turns cooler, usually in November, as these bulbs only begin to produce roots when the temperature drops.


The Art of Selection

Get creative with your bulb choices, selecting dramatic flowers to create focal points in your garden. Embrace a variety of spring bulbs and plants to create cheerful displays, infusing your beds, borders, and patios with bursts of vibrant colour.


Enhancing Soil Conditions

Bulbs hate waterlogged soil, so improve drainage by adding mulch and sand, especially in clay soil. Plant bulbs at a depth two to three times the bulb's size.


Embrace Nature's Informality

Draw inspiration from woodlands and Mediterranean meadows—the ancestral homes of many spring bulbs. Scatter bulbs randomly near the base of trees or in the grass for an effortlessly natural look. Toss them into the air and plant them where they fall to create a charming, unstructured look. Even reluctant gardeners will enjoy this exercise!


Bulbs in Pots and Planters

If your outdoor space is limited, take advantage of the fact that bulbs grow well in pots and planters. Underplant autumn/winter bedding with spring-flowering bulbs for months of continuous colour. Daffodils and Tulips go beautifully with Pansies, Violas, Ivy, Thyme, and other foliage bedding. To add structure, incorporate evergreen shrubs like Buxus or Skimmia. When spring's finale approaches, simply swap out the Pansies and Violas for summer bedding, and leave the bulbs in the pot to flower again next year.


Creating Dramatic Displays

Whether you're filling pots with one colour or an assortment, it is easy to create a dramatic display. When spring comes, use these pots to fill gaps in your beds and borders, providing vivid focal points for your garden.


Robin Williams once said, “Spring is nature's way of saying, Let's party!” and just like all great parties, some preparation is needed, so roll up your sleeves, pop on your gardening gloves, and start preparing your outdoor space for its most beautiful spring yet.


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Rental properties endure daily wear and tear, from scuffed walls to dirty floors. But there are ways to safeguard your property against life's little mishaps. Here are our top tips for spill, pet, and child-proofing your rental property.


Choose paint that is wipeable and resistant to scuffs. 


The higher the sheen of paint, the tougher the finish tends to be, although manufacturers are increasing the number of shades available in a resilient matt finish.


A limewash finish is great for high-traffic areas. The natural lines are great for masking scuffs.


As autumn leaves begin to fall, the property market continues to evolve. In this report, we will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the state of the local Nottingham property market for the month of October. 

We will delve into key trends and market dynamics. Whether you're a homeowner, investor, or industry professional, this report is designed to provide you with valuable insights and data-driven analysis, helping you navigate the property market landscape with confidence. 

Let’s take a look at what’s been happening over the last month in the local property market in Nottingham.

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