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Owner of 17th century mansion destroyed his tenant's garden after fearing knotweed would tear estate apart, court hears

The owner of a 17th century mansion tore up his tenant's garden to remove knotweed growing within.<p>Robert Adam, 80, took wealthy businessman Roger Gawn, 70, to court over claims he left his garden looking "like a bombsite."<p>Mr Gawn, who owns historic 17th century Melton Constable Hall, was found not …

How an erratic sleep schedule affects your ability to lose weight — and the exact time you should go to bed to get results

A good night's sleep improves your ability to lose weight effectively, according to a new survey.<p>As adults, it's recommended that we get at least seven and a half hours of sleep a night — preferably heading to bed at the same time every night, too.<p>Sports nutrition company Forza Supplements surveyed …

Sleep

Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

When was the last time you were asked to sit without saying a word for five minutes before your blood pressure was measured? If your answer was "I never remember doing that," you're in good company.<p>Yet that is one of the many rules that medical professionals are supposed to follow when measuring …

Diabetes

The Classification of 'High Blood Pressure' Just Changed. Here's What You Need to Know

Millions of people just got rediagnosed with high blood pressure.<p>Experts have just redefined what counts as high blood pressure, which means the …

Diabetes

5 Charming Tuscan Towns You Can't Miss

Ah, Italy! The whole country is a fabulous melange of world-class food, wine, art, and architecture, but no other region embodies what Italy is all …

Italy

Psst… Here Are the Hidden European Destinations French Girls Love

A post shared by Garance Doré (@garancedore) on Aug 30, 2017 at 8:43am PDT<p>Garance Doré has always been ahead of the curve. In 2006, she started a …

Severe Liver Damage Case Study Shows The Dangers of Naturopathy

Natural isn't always best.<p>One for the medical text books; a 38-year-old male with gallstones presents with dark urine and loss of appetite, and after …

Forest Gardening: Planting Small Shrubs and Soft Fruit

In my last blog about forest gardening, I described the lower canopy layer of smaller trees and suggested some well known fruits and nuts like …

Consider composting yard, garden waste

Think about getting rid of leaves, other yard wastes in effective and environmental friendly manner.

Composting

Women in midlife aren't sleeping enough, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Women going through midlife aren't getting enough sleep, according to a new government report.<p>More than one in four middle-aged women reported experiencing difficulty falling and staying asleep four or more times during the week. More than one in three women reported getting fewer than …

Sleep

A top psychologist shares his 3-step method parents can take to discipline their kids

Ross Greene wants to make life easier.<p>Greene is the groundbreaking psychologist behind the theory of "collaborative partnerships," an approach that discards the stuff of traditional parenting — timeouts and the revocation of privileges — and replaces them with calm, focused discussion.<p>"The best you …

5 Important Things Every Traveler Must Do If Their Flight Is Cancelled or Delayed

Blink and Thanksgiving will be here. And Christmas. Or that end-of-summer hoorah you planned with your extended family the third week in September. …

Monty Don: gardeners should stop pulling up dandelions and ‘allow a little disorder' to save the bees

Gardeners should stop pulling up dandelions and instead ‘allow a little disorder’ in their plots to help the bees, Monty Don has said.<p>The gardening expert and amateur beekeeper said that plight of Britain’s bees was now desperate and without more help there would be ‘no pollination, no food, no …

Gardening

Growing Annuals for a Cutting Garden - Organic Gardening

<i>Learn what you need to know about growing annuals for a cutting garden and the ideal cutting varieties for planting.</i><p>Growing Annuals for a Cutting …

Anyone who struggles to keep their plants alive should probably buy this simple gardening tool

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Spring is officially here, and what better way to celebrate the end of winter than by exercising your green thumb?<p>But gardening isn't …

Alys Fowler: how to give your seedlings the best start in life

It’s the sign of a new season, the first glimpse of hope that the days are lengthening and it is all beginning again. Perhaps more importantly it is a sign of a happy gardener; I know of many who find a great sense of satisfaction from a windowsill full of seedlings. But what happens if you can’t …

Gardening

Hardscaping 101: Ground Covers to Plant Between Pavers

Too often pathway gaps are neglected and become a home for weeds. But where some may see awkward spaces between stepping stones, I see potential. …

Landscaping

Why compost is the lifeblood of the garden

Compost is “finished” when you can no longer recognize the ingredients that went into making it because they have thoroughly decomposed. It looks like dark, fertile soil, only fluffier, enriched and lightened by the work of bacteria and other soil organisms at work inside your compost pile.<p>That’s …

Gardening

Why the Japanese maple is a must-have for any foliage-loving gardener

The Japanese maple has no flowers to speak of. It is not a reservoir of life for native pollinators. It is somewhat expensive to buy and is slow to grow. Every garden should have one.<p>Few other trees or shrubs create such an aura of grace and serenity in the landscape, especially when placed with …

Landscaping

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5 Plants you can grow that will repel mosquitoes from your house.

Mosquitoes are a menance and insecticide might not be doing the job for you. How do you get rid of these pests naturally? Well, if you have a green …

How to make your compost - easy, cheap, and sustainable

Composting can make a big difference for the soil in your garden – or why not, even in your flower pots. If more people composted then we’d enjoy …

4 Tips and 15 Fashionable Fall Outfits For Work Ideas - Women wellness,beauty tips and healthy recipes

There are some tips fall outfits for work that you can use when the autumn comes. Plan to wear layered clothing. Temperatures will fluctuate …

Required Reading: Sidewalk Gardens of New York

As New York City increasingly grows taller (i.e. downtown Brooklyn, a former low-rise area, is now a land of towering cranes and skyscrapers), the …

Landscaping

Classy garden tips: Mistakes to be avoided

We know the importance of beautiful interiors: a spotless bathroom floor, a fluffy living room sofa, and kitchen countertops clean enough to eat off. …

12 Shabby Chic & Bohemian Garden Ideas

Trendy, bohemian is everywhere! Until the gardens where we want to find this nomadic and romantic spirit. Characterized by a mixture of objects …

Landscaping

The Quintessential English Country Garden

There's a reason why English country gardens are the stuff of legend and have songs written about them. They are so naturally beautiful and invoke …

How to Grow Lavender and What to do with it | Simple in the Country

Ever wondered how to grow lavender? Wondered what to do with it? Read on! Lavender is beautiful growing in your garden with its deep purple flowers …

How To Light A Garden - Contemporary Garden Lighting Ideas - HOME OF ART

I want to end The Lights Month with a post about something that many of you asked me about: how to light a garden correctly. That’s not a very easy …