Lawnmower Tips

Lawnmower Tips

Having completed the first few cuts to your lawn, it is useful to be reminded of a few easy maintenance tips to keep your lawnmower in good shape. Check the oil level every 3-4 cuts – whilst mowers do not normally use a lot of oil, it is worth checking the level every few cuts to ensure the engine is lubricated. A general purpose 30 weight oil is advised which should be easily available from…

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Taking Your Cat to the Vets – A Cat Friendly Approach!

Taking Your Cat to the Vets – A Cat Friendly Approach!

Tips from Super-Vet Rachel from Johnson and Scott in Littleport Many cats find coming to the vet a lot more stressful and scary than their bouncy canine friends, although a few of these get scared too! International Cat Care (www.lcatacre.org) has some excellent advice on how to make this journey more enjoyable for you and your cat. They’ve also created the Cat Friend Clinic scheme to show which veterinary practices are taking steps to help…

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5 useful tips for preparing your garden equipment

5 useful tips for preparing your garden equipment

Here are 5 useful tips for preparing your garden equipment this Spring from Carol Palmer of Fenland Spirit Services: Wash out old pots and trays using a weak cleaning solution and dry thoroughly before using. This will help to minimise disease and get rid of pests which overwintered inside. Clean or wipe down secateurs, loppers etc., and consider getting them sharpened and adjusted to improve their performance. It’ll save you money in the long run…

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Save Money Make Money with Emma’s Top Tips!

Most of us could do with some extra cash, but knowing where to begin can be daunting. Decluttering your home is a great start to boosting your bank balance, not to mention helping you to have a tidier home. Once you’ve separated your sellable items from those that are destined for the tip, there are a number of ways you can go about releasing their cash potential. Sell them on eBay. eBay has millions of…

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Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable Gardening

I have been a gardener and resident in Littleport for about 25 years. Initially my only interest was in trying to grow food for our family, every plant had to earn its space, so any money I had bought edible plants and trees. This has proved to be a really good investment for wildlife and us. The 25 year old cherry tree had so many cherries last year that we lost count after sixteen kilos…

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