Home & Garden

Keep your pets healthy this Christmas

Could treating your pet to Christmas leftovers actually be harmful? And are some festive plants really poisonous to our furry friends? Vet Dr Scott Miller joins us to tell us how to keep our pets happy and healthy this festive season.

Eco-friendly Christmas wrapping

It's estimated that Brits will use 227,000 miles of wrapping paper this year, with over 83km2 ending up in our bins. That’s a lot of waste.

And even the most well-intentioned of us may be unaware that the wrap we put in recycling isn’t actually recyclable if it contains plastic, dye, foil, glitter or leftover sticky tape. It’s been said that you can check whether paper is plastic coated or not by scrunching it. If it stays scrunched, it’s probably fine to recycle, but if it pops back, it’s covered in plastic.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make presents look pretty and cut down on waste.

Are Christmas house lights tacky, or just a bit of festive fun?

After one homeowner in Somerset received a letter from his neighbours criticising his ‘tacky’ Christmas light display, we’re asking, is decorating the outside of your house with Christmas lights tacky or just a bit of festive fun?

Joining us in the studio is one person who thinks festive light displays are ‘nothing but eyesores’, former royal butler Grant Harrold. But Michael Farnes, the owner of Britain’s most decorated house (with over £10,000 worth of Christmas decorations) joins us live from Hove.

How to make your own Christmas wreath

With just three weeks to go until Christmas Day, it's time to start decorating your house - starting with a festive front door!

But if you'd rather not spend a fortune on a real wreath, why not make your own?

From bauble rings to a special reindeer wreath, our Home Genie Georgina Burnett shows us how to make our very own crafting creations!

Fake your fir! Alice Beer picks the best artificial Christmas trees 🎄

With Christmas exactly one month away, it's time to start thinking about the main event... putting up your Christmas tree!

So if you don't fancy a real one, this year's selection of artificial alternatives are better than ever.

From alpine designs, to fancy new pop-ups, Alice Beer is in the studio with the best of the bunch and help us find our perfect tree.