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As we told you before and we insist now, gardening is something you can do no matter the space you live in! You don’t even have to have a garden in fact. Just a balcony and some pots should suffice. 

With some seeds, a little bit of will and some extra effort you can have a small garden or a balcony garden in no time. And because we know this is the exact moment when you will try to find some excuses, we are just going to tell you this: It is not too late! A garden can be created during autumn just as well as in other seasons.

But let’s take it step by step. There are some gardening activities that can be done while the weather seems to be getting colder. Actually, it is just the air a bit colder. The soil is still warm and everything planted in the autumn days should benefit from the lack of very high temperatures or the extra burning sun.

So autumn is a great season to take on the ‘secret garden’ project. Prepare for plants, vegetables or flowers that have a long transformation period from seed to plant.

All the spring flowers need a period of cold dormacy to bloom, so pick your favourite ones and plant them now. You can choose from daffodils, allium, grape hyacinths, dog’s-tooth violet, Siberian squill, fritillaria, winter aconite, glory-of-the-snow, and snowdrops. Moreover, pansies are sure to bloom if planted during autumn.

Vegetables are easier to plant and endure the cold even better: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, radishes, carrots.

Also, some greeny leafs like lettuce and spinach can be planted even in the late autumn days because they have a short maturity time.

 

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DIY projects can be quite impressive and inspiring to look at. You can build almost anything by yourself if you have the right materials.

These couple took everything further and built their entire small home. In a barn. Then moved it around to the right placement. The video is mind-blowing and will give you the feeling that you can practically do anything if you set it as a goal and do not rest until you see it completed.

The start of Robert and Samantha’s project is very well-planned and documented. You will see they planned to build the tiny home in 12 – 14 months. The entire place has almost 19 sq meters and can be moved around. They shared their construction plans on their website, as well as a lot of precious advice.

Anybody else feeling up to this project?

Where would you move your entire home if you could?

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Caliente is the Spanish word for ‘hot’, but also the new Benjamin Moore color for 2018.

It is definitely stronger than the shades the famous paint producer got us used to in the last years. However, it is a good way to spice up a house exterior or to give some attitude to a boring interior.

Read the full story of the Benjamin Moore colour for 2018 in this article on Architectural Digest.

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To put it in a context, Caliente is a special type of red.

The 2018 trends do not stop here, for what Benjamin Moore is concerned. You can find the entire suggested pallet for any type of redecoration you have in mind for next year right here.

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Owners returned from the summer holiday with an appetite for selling. Latest research showed that new property listings are up by a fifth last month, compared to August.

Highest rise can be noticed in Oxford, while London – South East is on the fifth place.

And if you’re wondering about a region in particular, check out the entire article on Property Reporter:

September sees new property listings at two year high

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We all can find very good excuses for not creating out little garden. If you can find a way to grow vegetable and plants even in your balcony, then you can have your garden anywhere.

 

HouseBeautiful.co.uk made a list of top 5 excuses and brought arguments against each and every one of them. We already told you that space is not an issue when it comes to domestic gardening and there are plenty of solutions for this problem. Let’s see the solution to the following problems like “I don’t have enough time” or “The plants aren’t going to get enough sun”.

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In 1980 an average property in London cost £24,000. Year by year, the price increased in an average rhythm of 7%. The same type of property now costs £223,257. The price multiplied by almost 9.5 times.

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How about affordability among people living in the UK? The rise in the property price should have been alright and easy to handle if the earnings rose proportionally. Unfortunately, this was not the case.

In the last decade, median individual annual earnings in Britain rose by 68%, whilst the house prices grew by 259%. The inequity is the real gap between generations.

The complete study and a very efficient analysis you can find on Property Division.

Historic House Prices: Research Shows Your Parents Definitely Had it Easier

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Finding new places to live and create human-friendly environments is a constant subject of search in the last years. Most specialist find in Mars the most fitted place to create these environments and studies have intensified lately.

For example, to study the forms of life that adapted to the type of environment found on Mars, astrobiologist Armando Azua-Bustos went to the most Martian place on Earth – the Atacama Desert in Chile. Here’s what he found:

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