We put the spotlight on the best garden rooms in Yorkshire and why it pays to invest in quality

We put the spotlight on the best garden rooms in Yorkshire and why it pays to invest in quality

Not long ago, garden buildings were generally storage sheds, summer houses and children’s playhouses, all uninsulated and generally susceptible to moisture. Why the nationwide trend for well-insulated, souped-up sheds, shoffices, shepherds’ huts and many variations on this theme began has never been pinpointed, but it has roots in the early noughties and Yorkshire-born journalist Alex … Read more

I’m a gardening pro – don’t use salt to kill weeds in your pavers, my method does it for free

I'm a gardening pro - don't use salt to kill weeds in your pavers, my method does it for free

Weeds are sometimes unavoidable in the garden. While they pop up all over the grass and hedges all over the place, the greatest visual treat is when you spot them between patio tiles or driveway cracks. 2 The most annoying weeds grow between concrete slabsPhoto credit: Getty Cass Heaphy, Digital Director at Paving Direct, spoke … Read more

I’m a chef – there’s an easy way to mimic an Olive Garden favorite, and they taste exactly the same

I'm a chef - there's an easy way to mimic an Olive Garden favorite, and they taste exactly the same

FANS of Olive Garden can now enjoy unlimited breadsticks at home with this amazing copycat recipe. The famous breadsticks have become a fan favorite, leaving people wondering what makes them so good. 1 The Italian-American restaurant is known for its unlimited breadsticks Leigh Anne Wilkes came up with a recipe to make perfect breadstick dupes … Read more

Growing orchids just got easier. Dan Gill explains why and how to help them thrive at home | Home & Garden

Growing orchids just got easier.  Dan Gill explains why and how to help them thrive at home |  Home & Garden

There was a time when orchid plants were expensive to buy. The main reason was how difficult it was to propagate orchids. This limited their availability and made them expensive. Orchid plants are extremely difficult to grow from seed. Fortunately, techniques have been developed to reliably germinate seeds on sterile growth media in the laboratory. … Read more

DERRY JOURNAL 250: Return of the JED

DERRY JOURNAL 250: Return of the JED

The legendary JED (Journal Editor) was a popular “gossip” column that appeared in the 1980s and 1990s. Here is a “best of” compilation A senior member of the Pennyburn Housing Executive’s office made a home visit to a family in the Galliagh Borough this week, accompanied by a local councillor. Register to our daily Derry … Read more

How to create a budget-friendly, drought-tolerant DIY garden

How to create a budget-friendly, drought-tolerant DIY garden

Long before Southern California’s Metropolitan Water District declared a water emergency and mandated one-day-a-week outdoor irrigation, Sarah Lariviere, an avid gardener, was thinking about ways to conserve water. During the pandemic, the young adult author found inspiration on the long walks she and her husband took in their Burbank neighborhood. It wasn’t the endless array … Read more

In Lorraine Kelly’s house, which has a huge garden and a separate guest house

In Lorraine Kelly's house, which has a huge garden and a separate guest house

Lorraine Kelly has given fans a glimpse of the stunning home she shares with husband Steve and their pet terrier, Angus Video is loading Video not available The video will start playing automatically soon8thCancel Play Now Lorraine Kelly explains how dogs can alleviate loneliness Lorraine Kelly has given fans a glimpse of the beautiful home … Read more