Home & Garden

Get your garden prepped for winter

Winter is coming, and while we’re buying our warm wooly coats and cranking up the central heating, our plants need some protection from the upcoming cold blast too.

Kelly Brook is here with her guide to prepping them for the season ahead - plus, she’ll explain why this is the perfect time to plant spring bulbs.

How to keep those creepy crawlies out

September is well and truly upon us, as are the creepy crawlies - after our scorching summer we’ve been left with an influx of insects. But fear not, as Alice Beer is on hand to show us how we can protect our homes from creepy crawlies.

From spider catchers to moisture absorbers, Alice will be telling us how we can humanely dispose of those unwanted guests and she even has a few live critters on hand.

Kelly Brook visits Tresco Abbey Garden on the Isles of Scilly

Did you know that only 35 miles from the coast of the England there’s an island that is home to over 300 subtropical plants from around the world? Neither did we!

But we’ve sent the lovely Kelly Brook to give us a visually stunning tour of Tresco Abbey Garden, with discoveries more likely to be found in California than off the coast of Cornwall!

And if exploring over 300 different type of plants in a beautiful 19th century abbey wasn’t enough, Kelly also offers her top tips on how to grow your own treasure trove of exotic plants.

Designer interiors at supermarket prices

Grab your trolley as Alice Beer takes us shopping for the best interiors, straight from the supermarket.

No longer just somewhere to go when the fridge supplies run low, supermarkets are the go-to place if you want to refresh your home on a budget.

From cushions to coffee tables, there’s something for every house, so forget high-end and get ready for a supermarket sweep (and an amusing cushion rant from our Eamonn)!

How clean is your bed?

We spend a third of our lives in bed - but with millions of us changing our sheets just once a month and almost half of us having NEVER cleaned our mattress, Alice Beer shocks one brave volunteer by revealing how dirty her bed really is.

Using clever technology, Alice extracts liquid from grandmother Karen’s mattress to reveal the yucky brown solution she’s sleeping on every night, and she also has tips on how you can keep your bed clean.

Fake flowers vs the real deal - can you tell the difference?

They may have once been a dreary feature of 70s UK homes, gathering dust in the downstairs loo - but now, decades later, it seems faux flowers are in full bloom again.

Artificial blooms have made an appearance at flower shows for the first time - and royal florist, Philippa Craddock, has even launched her own range of faux flowers.

They're not how you remember - realistic texture, colour and intricate attention to detail is key, while tell-tale, tacky nylon is out for good. Gardener Michael Perry joins us with his pick of the best.