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National Parks Week 2016
July 25, 2016
It’s National Parks Week (Monday 25 to Sunday 31 July), so it’s time to head outdoors and make the most of the beautiful British countryside we so often forget is on our doorstep. For a little inspiration, here’s our three favourite spots for you to go out and explore. Read More
Keep Kids Entertained this Summer
July 19, 2016
School’s out for summer and with six weeks of freedom for the kids, it can be tough to keep them entertained. Here are our ideas to keep them occupied, come rain or shine. Read More
Our Top Holiday Packing Tips
July 13, 2016
Do you love going away on holiday but dread packing? Here are our top tips to have you packing like a pro in no time. Read More
Host the Ultimate Summer Garden Party
July 11, 2016
When the sun starts shining, why not make the most of the weather and get your friends and family round for an afternoon of summer fun? To get you all kitted out, here are our top must-haves for hosting the ultimate summer garden party. Read More
Our Top 5 Tech Picks for Summer
July 6, 2016
We've picked our top five tech picks for the summer. See which one is up for grabs in our competition. Read More
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
July 1, 2016
Here at Robert Dyas, we can’t wait for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show on 5th July – one of the UK’s biggest celebrations of spectacular flower displays. To help you get in the spirit of the event, we’ve put together some top tips for making the most of your garden this summer, from instant pots and planters to easy ways to neaten up your hedges and borders. Read More
How to stop slugs and snails eating your crops
June 29, 2016
Stop slugs and snails from munching their way through your crops. We look at some of the most common solutions – as well as one or two of the more unconventional tricks. Read More
How to Light a Charcoal Barbecue
June 29, 2016
Lighting a charcoal barbecue can be a bit of a challenge. From positioning the coals to controlling airflow, there’s a lot more to it than simply flashing a match and waiting for the fuel to catch. But you needn’t be seasoned chef to get the barbie going. Just follow these 5 simple steps and you’ll be grilling up a feast in no time. Read More
How to get a lawn like Centre Court’s
June 27, 2016
How do you maintain a lawn? What’s the secret of keeping it lusciously green? We asked Richard Redman, our resident lawn care expert and gardening equipment buyer, to give us some tips. Read More
Pride in London
How We're Supporting Pride in London
June 21, 2016
It’s not long to go until London Pride 2016, and we are proud to be an official sponsor for the third year running, in collaboration with Ryman. Read More
Festival packing list
Summer Music Festival Packing List
June 20, 2016
This summer is packed with great music events, from World Music Day on the 21st June and Glastonbury on the 22nd, to lots of small local events like the Cambridge Folk Festival. Read More
Five of the best bike trails in the south of England
June 13, 2016
It's National Bike Week and we’re feeling motivated to dig out our bikes and take to the tracks. If you're wondering where to take your bike, have a look at our top five cycling routes for every rider – whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a keen beginner. Read More
Home Security for the Holiday Season
June 7, 2016
You’re off on holiday – the taxi’s booked, the suitcase is packed and you’re ready to go. But are you confident that you’re leaving your home secure? According to police statistics, homes with simple security measures in place are five times less likely to be burgled than those with none. So before you head out the door, take a look at our top five essentials for keeping your home secure while you’re away this summer. Read More
Portable barbecues for your summer adventures
June 7, 2016
Whether you’re heading to a festival, taking the kids on a camping trip or enjoying a day at the beach, we’ve got a barbecue for every kind of summer outing. With handy features such as detachable legs, interchangeable cooking surfaces and ultra-compact designs, they’re highly portable and make it possible to grill up a feast wherever you go. Read More
Our Top Gifts for Father’s Day
June 3, 2016
It’s not long to go until Father’s Day, that day of the year when we show Dad we care and treat him to cards and gifts. But if you’re stuck for ideas, save yourself the last-minute panic and get ahead with our top gift ideas to treat him to something he’ll love. Read More
What to plant in June
June 1, 2016
With many of your summer plants already in bloom and starting to show their fruit, it’s a good time to get ahead and start thinking about sowing seeds for a harvest later this summer – and even for winter and spring next year. Read More
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