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  • Friday 19 December 2014

    The 10 best Christmas films

    Most of the 10 best Christmas films will be on TV over the Christmas break. All of them are guaranteed to banish the Bah-Humbugs and put you in a suitably festive spirit, writes our film critic, David Gritten. Read On
  • Friday 19 December 2014

    Choosing and caring for festive pot plants

    Gardening expert Martyn Cox shares his tips for choosing and caring for festive pot plants like poinsettia. Read On
  • Friday 19 December 2014

    Composting to improve poor soil

    Read our guide to making compost to improve poor soil. Read On
  • Friday 19 December 2014

    Plants that do well on poor soil

    Read our guide to choosing plants that will do well on poor soil. Read On
  • Thursday 18 December 2014

    How to grow shallots

    Read our helpful guide to growing and caring for shallots. Read On
  • Tuesday 16 December 2014

    Christmas conversations: how to make the most of your family time this Christmas

    How to discuss financial matters with your older relatives at Christmas. Read On
  • Friday 12 December 2014

    TV blog: Sports Personality of the Year, Bear's Wild Weekend and more

    TV reviewer Benjie Goodhart looks at the latest TV highs and lows, including Sports Personality of the Year, Steph and Dom meet Nigel Farage and more. Read On
  • Friday 12 December 2014

    Lifeline: Grandparents Plus

    TV blogger, Benjie Goodhart previews this Sunday's Lifeline, which focuses on the much-needed support of the charity Grandparents Plus. Read On
  • Friday 12 December 2014

    Living Christmas trees

    Thinking about buying a living Christmas tree? Read our guide to choosing the best tree, and tips on keeping it green and healthy. Read On
  • Friday 12 December 2014

    Best festive family films for Christmas 2014

    Saga's film critic, David Gritten, rounds up the best family-friendly films on offer over the festive season this year. Read On
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