Home & Garden

How to spider-proof your house

Arachnophobes beware - spider season has arrived early this year.

Usually we would prepare for a spider influx in early autumn, but a mix of heavy rainfall and warm days has tricked the creepy crawlies into premature mating and our eight-legged friends are flocking into our homes now!

Fortunately Professor James Logan is here to help spider-proof your home with his tips and tricks.

Why organising your fridge can change your life

Organising guru Marie Kondo’s latest subject is the fridge, that she says should ALWAYS be 30 per cent empty. But with the kids at home for the holidays - is this really possible?

Freezer queen Justine Pattison is here to help, and is giving us the ultimate fridge makeover!

From space-saving tips, to knowing which shelves you should be keeping your milk, meat and sauces on, Justine is here with the tips and tricks we've all been missing.

The world's first houseplant hotel 🌱

Keeping plants alive is no easy feat, but thanks to the world’s first hotel for household plants, gone are the days of worrying whether your neighbour remembers to water your beloved shrubs while you jet off on holiday.

The new 5-star botanicals-only hotel takes care of your potted friends and ensures they get top-notch care while you enjoy your holiday.

We sent David Domoney and his bay leaf tree along to find out what's in store for pampered plants checking in.

Do you know your dinner party dos and don'ts?

According to recent reports, The Duchess of Sussex,Meghan Markle has dismissed the importance of British dinner party etiquette. It’s alleged she prefers to sit next to husband Harry - rather than adhere to the traditional society seating plan which sees couples sat apart to avoid PDAs.

So what are the other dinner party dos don’ts?

From knowing how to butter your bread to where you leave your napkin when you leave the table, William Hanson’s here with his all important guide.

Queen of Clean abroad... how dirty is your holiday?

It's the video that's taken the world by storm - Naomi Campbell, in a pair of rubber gloves, sanitising an airplane table. But have you ever wondered how dirty your holiday is?

From the security trays that don't get washed, to the remote controls in our hotel room. Our Queen of Clean Lynsey Crombie is here to dissect our holidays, providing finger curling facts and some germ-killing tips - all to help keep your holiday as clean as possible.

Why dahlias are this summer's must-have blooms

Sales of dahlias are up a whopping 23% in the last year, with orders rocketing thanks to their new-found popularity amongst royals and celebrities. The picture-perfect blooms have also made over 1.3 million appearances on Instagram!

Celebrity florist Rob Van Helden shows us how to arrange them and have them last within your home.

How to bag a bed in an A-lister's abode

Summer is in full swing - with many of us renting apartments and villas for a bit of r’n’r. But about how adding that extra bit of glamour to your getaway?

As Will Smith and Rhianna choose to rent plush London properties, and the cottage opposite William and Kate’s is up for grabs, we’re taking a look at where you can stay too!

Whether it’s a few days in Kate Moss’s party pad, hiring Denzel Washington’s hilltop house in Malibu, or staying at the actual Big Little Lies beach house, Alison’s taking a peek inside her celebrity friends’ homes with her glitzy guide to bagging a bed in an A-lister abode.