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Member Advice on Gardening

(+) Encourages a mini eco-system right on your doorstep (-) Does involve a small amount of effort! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2000)

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Members advice on a Home Makeover

(+) the end result (-) will there ever be an end result (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member Advice on Saving Money at Home

(+) Might save you a couple of quid... (-) Can be extra work and hassle..! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member Advice On Food Labelling

(+) Knowledge is power. (-) Those naughty manufacturers try to deceive us. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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Members Advice on Interpet Pond balance

(+) GETS RID OF BLANKET WEED (-) NONE (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2003)

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Member Advice on House & Garden - Ten tips on spring cleaning

Ten tips on spring cleaning

(+) Let me know when you have tried them. (-) See above. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2012)

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Member Advice on Recycling

(+) Save the Planet (-) Can be a dirty job (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2001)

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Member Advice on Herbs & Spices

(+) Cheaper than buying in the shop all the time (-) Some hard work needs to be done (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Members Advice on UV Sterilisers for Ponds

(+) Does work (-) None. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Climbing Plants

(+) Covers large areas (-) Full of creepy crawlies (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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Member Advice on Weedkilling

(+) Pleasing the Good lady wife, or person of choice. Patience and satisfaction (-) not pleasing the Good lady wife. Frustration (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Bird Feeding

(+) it's FUN, it's FREE, its for ME (-) Bird droppings on your window (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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11 reviews

Members Advice on Water Filtration

(+) Keeps fish alive, helps them thrive. (-) poor water quality without it. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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Member Advice on Home Improvement

(+) You will have to decide (-) Again you will have to decide (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2009)

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1 Review
Member Advice on House & Garden - Member Advice on Pest Deterrent

Member Advice on Pest Deterrent

(+) Eco-friendly and safer to eat (-) The biological method can be expensive but safer (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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12 reviews

Member Advice on Vacuum Cleaners

(+) Consideration of all features will make the search easier. (-) Vacuuming is still a useless and horrible task, regardless of what you buy. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2003)

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3 reviews

Member Advice On Fitting Smoke Alarms In The Home

(+) Saves Your Life (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Cut Flowers

(+) looked after carefully they can last (-) takes effort and the initial cost is high unless you grow your own! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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5 reviews

Members Advice on Pond Construction

(+) You have a mini zoo in your garden (-) Croaking in the middle of the night (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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10 reviews

Member Advice on Cavity Wall Insulation

(+) Lower fuel bills, warmer home, less pollution (-) None if properly installed by reputable contractor (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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9 reviews

Members advice on Buying a House abroad

(+) Reasonable prices, an easy process, beautiful country (-) I'm not there all the time, I miss my little flat (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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Member Advice on Gas Fires

(+) Warm, economical (-) Need regular servicing (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Members Advice on Composting

(+) A SMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT WAY TO SAVE THE WORLD (-) REQUIRES A TINY AMOUNT OF SPACE AND EFFORT (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Painting/Priming

(+) cheaper than a decorater, control over your look, fun (groan) (-) sore back, sore arms, alot of work, hey it's still not FREE! haha (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Organic and Sustainable Gardening

(+) Healthier food for the gardener, better for wildlife and the environment (-) seeds and compost costs slightly more , also pests and diseases can be hard to deal with (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Household Security

(+) It could save you from being a victim. (-) Being a victim is downright unpleasant! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Gas Cookers

(+) Cheaper than electricity, faster, good range of cookers (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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2 reviews
Member Advice on House & Garden - Relocation Advise

Relocation Advise

(+) This really should help (-) I could have written more (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Member Advice on Compost

(+) It will add a whole new dimension to your life (-) Tricky if you don't have a garden (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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9 reviews

How to Oppose a Planning Application

(+) YOu may be able to stop something. (-) You may not be able to stop anything. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Gardening for Wildlife

Advantages: Encourages a mini eco-system right on your doorstep
Disadvantages: Does involve a small amount of effort!

It is a widely held belief that gardening is good for you. It is good exercise, it builds confidence and self-esteem, and it promotes a sense of inner peace like nothing else on earth. In short, it can heal the mind and soothe the soul and really should b ...

phoenixgreen 10.09.2006 ˇ Read full review
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Herbs in containers

Advantages: Easier to grow and use
Disadvantages: Somewhere to store in the winter

After the herb reviews went down a storm I did a review on "How to make a herb garden" (http://www.ciao.co.uk/MemberAdviceonHerbsSpicesReview5630783) I have been thinking this week about the people who may not have the room for a big herb g ...

the_enlightened_one 13.02.2007 ˇ Read full review
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Isn't Winter Gardening Wonderful

Advantages: Colour all year round
Disadvantages: Where to put them all when winter is over

I've always tried to keep my garden interesting all year round and one way to do it is have a mixture of evergreens along with your deciduous plants. Last year I decided to really make an interesting display and planted up winter baskets and tubs and p ...

lona 24.04.2007 ˇ Read full review
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My Yucking Yucca is Yunderful

Advantages: I'm self sufficient, trees for the price of a house plant, local landmark
Disadvantages: Peeling off the leaves cuts my hands and I can't get through the rose arch

They were sitting together in my local Garden Centre in the ‘Indoor Houseplant Department’ Two four inch pots, each with a tiny Yucca plant, about nine inches high. Two for a fiver, was right up my pocket, so I bought them both and drove them ...

mornev 31.12.2002 ˇ Read full review
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Mary, Mary quite contrary

Advantages: therapeutic
Disadvantages: dirty fingernails

Its that time of year again. The sun trying bravely to shine and what better way to banish the blues and forget your woes than to get gardening. I am by no means an expert and my fingers are more brown than green, but I do find that a few hours in the ...

patriciat 19.03.2003 ˇ Read full review
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