10 Ideas To Keep You On Top Of The Gardening Trends In 2018

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2017 has come and gone and in it, we saw a push towards the outdoors. Weather-resistant plans and outdoor kitchens surrounded by beautiful and fashionable furniture were big gardening trends that year. We looked for more eco-friendly solutions to pest problems and we adapted our garden to urban environments—trends that have continued to grow this year as well.

We also strived for a healthier living with fresh, locally grown produce, we hosted garden parties with unique botanically infused cocktails, and we joined in on the collaborative consumption movement, which saw us grow our community and bring more income into your households. Inside the house, we created micro ecosystems to serve as beautiful natural pieces of decor and we watched our favourite gardening TV shows for more inspiration.

Spring might seem far away at the moment, but new ideas have already started to emerge and fuel our imagination. Some of last year’s most popular trends have grown even more in popularity, and entirely new ones have arrived as well. Join us as we discover what are the top 10 new trends that will emerge in the UK garden scene in 2018.


How to Clean Up Pine Needles from Carpet

How to Clean Up Pine Needles from Carpet

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If you have a real Christmas tree at home, then you already know you’ll have a mess on the carpet  by the time you dispose of it. Not only are pine needles difficult to get out from carpet fibers, they also have sap that makes them stick to the surface, making it even more difficult to get rid of. (more…)

12 Christmas Anxiety Makers & How to Combat Them

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The next lines will tell you a true story.

Christmas makes people ill. And crazy.

At least, according to the many researches conducted over the past few years.

We get it, it’s hard to ignore the myriad of terrible things that go hand in hand with the festive season.

How could it not be, as “if everything doesn’t satisfy the image of an impeccable holiday picture, then it means it’s a failure”.

Here’s the kicker – you don’t have to abide by the rules of perfection. There isn’t a Judgement day for people who “fell short” of producing a Christmas to rival all future Christmases.

Having said that, it’s always worth bearing in mind that the 25th of December comes but once a year. So regardless of what this season brings you, stand your ground, and battle the anxiety makers proudly with the next 12 strategic tactics. (more…)

Fantastic Delivers Royal Trinity Hospice Free Tree – It’s Christmas!

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Christmas Time is a time for giving and a time for caring. Few charities represent that ethos as well as Royal Trinity Hospice based in Clapham, London.

So when Royal Trinity Hospice asked Fantastic Services if we would once again provide a Christmas tree to add to their forthcoming remembrance celebration service, we were glad to be able to oblige them. This year’s Royal Trinity Hospice free tree was delivered on the 7th December.