3 REASONS WHY GARDENING IS THE THERAPY FOR YOU
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Three reasons why gardening is the therapy for you

IT’S time to whip out your gardening gloves because not only are digging and weeding great exercise, a good stint of gardening boosts mental health, too. Recent research carried out by Harvard University found that people living in an area rich in vegetation have improved physical and mental health. Professor Tim Lang, Centre for Food Policy at […]

The dos and don’ts of Spanish gardening
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The dos and don’ts of Spanish gardening

THE Spanish landscape is a study in contrasts. Boldly coloured glazed tiles are set against the sun-baked terra cotta of Saltillo pavers, while vivid plantings mingle with weathered iron and stone. These contrasts bring a lively sense of timelessness to the Spanish design style. The dos Do choose iconic Spanish elements such as white or […]

How to refinish a dining room table
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How to refinish your dining room table

Update a dining room table easily with this material list and step-by-step instructions for refinishing a wooden table. It only takes half a day to complete this project. Materials: Stain Polyurethane 100, 150 and 220-grit sandpaper Stain brushes Rags Tack cloth Orbital or belt sander (optional) Router (optional) Steps: Sand the entire table removing all […]

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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Pumpkin tagine of lamb served up to Chico and Bucks Fizz

This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala uses up some Halloween pumpkin for a Tagine of Lamb served up to Chico and pop band Bucks Fizz. IN preparation for our Halloween week at The Little Geranium (starting October 30 ends November […]

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‘Extinct’ plant rediscovered after 20 years

A BIOLOGIST from Orihuela has stumbled across a plant in the area that was previously believed to be extinct, the last one being seen some 20 years ago. Therefore, the Orihuela City Council will set in motion the procedures to ensure that an area of the Sierra de Orihuela can get a ‘special reserve’ status […]

Christmas recycling tips
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Christmas recycling tips

ALONG with the fun and festivities of Christmas comes a huge increase in household waste. Enjoy this special time with a clear conscience by following RTN’s handy tips. Recycle used cardboard and wrapping paper Toy packaging, Christmas wrapping paper, selection boxes, even Christmas crackers; remember to recycle all waste cardboard and paper this year. Flatten […]

10 Popular Christmas Houseplants
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10 Popular Christmas Houseplants

CONSIDER adding these 10 popular Christmas houseplants to your collection. Amaryllis Amaryllis is a plant that has been seen in homes around Christmas time more and more each year. The bell-shaped blooms are often beautiful shades of red that create a welcoming warmth in your home. Since these lovely plants are tropical, they do require […]

HOME How to make a carnivorous bog planter
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How to make a carnivorous bog planter

FOR a fun new twist on your typical terrarium, why not try swapping succulents for carnivorous plants? RTN talks you through how to make this eye-catching, carnivorous bog planter in four simple steps. Start With: Clear container with no drainage or lid (a glass vase would be perfect!) Pebbles for drainage Horticultural charcoal Sand Peat […]

FRUIT OR VEGETABLE WE’VE ‘BEAN’ WRONG
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Fruit or vegetable? We’ve ‘bean’ wrong

MILLIONS of families in the United States of America would’ve celebrated Thanksgiving Day yesterday (Thursday) and accompanying the traditional turkey among the trimmings would be a substantial amount of green beans. The humble green bean has always been – no pun intended – considered by gardeners and farmers across the world as a vegetable…but no […]