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Hi, my name’s Betty Owens and welcome to my blog.

You know, I'm a fan of horticulture and particularly love the Clivia plant. I have been an avid follower of the Clivia Society in recent years and I have had the opportunity to obtain this domain on which I will now be blogging about my world that revolves around the Clivia society.

You will be able to discover loads of contents about the home and garden as well as various topics around lifestyle itself.

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Find out about the Clivia Society. When it was formed, how and why it got started together with the history that surrounds the Clivia Society.

The society itself has numerous clubs around the world. Each club is autonomous and is not a branch of the Clivia Society. However, the society is there for those clubs to assist and enrich its members.

Please click on the link and find out more of this enriching society.

Garden

Best Garden Hoses: How to Determine the Right Hose for You

Best Garden Hoses: How to Determine the Right Hose for You

Whether you're watering the garden, pressure washing your deck, or running through the sprinkler head on a hot summer day, a garden hose is a useful tool. When you shop for one, you'll find plenty of styles, price points, and materials to choose from. Read on for things to keep in mind. But no matter which hose is best for your purposes, expect to pay $20 to $30 for a quality product. Buy a hose for half or a third of that price and you might as well buy another one in no time because cheap hoses don't last. Types ...
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Basic Care For Pruning Garden And Fruit Trees

Basic Care For Pruning Garden And Fruit Trees

There are two types of fruit trees, stone fruit (peach or cherry) and pome fruit (pear or apple) and although each has its development characteristics, pruning fruit trees have certain basic rules. That is why it is essential to know how to do it. Pruning fruit trees Pruning a fruit tree consists of cutting some stems to allow the tree to bear fruit on a regular basis and to grow steadily. This must be carried out according to a couple of rules. First you have to consider which group the tree belongs to, since those with fruit from seeds form ...
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How To Reduce The Cost Of A Specialist Garden Service Provider 

How To Reduce The Cost Of A Specialist Garden Service Provider 

There are a number of different Garden Services available. Here are just some of those services undertaken by a specialist company: - You should be able to find landscaping specialists who specialize in hedging, trees, ponds, flower beds, gardens, driveways, fences, garden maintenance, and landscape design. One of the most popular landscaping products for the home is hedging and many people use it for both home and commercial purposes. Hedges are created from a range of materials including wood, plastic, nylon, brass, vinyl, netting, and grass clippings. If you are looking for a low maintenance product, then hedging is an ...
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Things To Consider When Hiring A Landscape Gardener

Things To Consider When Hiring A Landscape Gardener

If you are wondering as to why you need to hire a landscaper, here are both the advantages and disadvantages. First of all, a landscaper has expertise. You will also be paying for the expertise of a well-trained landscapers experience and skills. Because of their acquired experiences, they can definitely figure out the most appropriate way in terms of transform your garden into something that you will surely love. However, you might also think that hiring a landscaper will only cost you lots of money. The truth is, the price does not need to be too high. Actually, some landscapers ...
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Home

The Pros And Cons Of Using Metal Roofs For Your Home

The Pros And Cons Of Using Metal Roofs For Your Home

Whether you're buying a home with a metal roof or considering installing it, here's what you need to know. Whether you are roofing a new home or your current roof requires renovation, there are many materials available. But regardless of what roof style you have, metal roofs can be an attractive option due to their longevity, minimal maintenance. And energy efficiency. When it comes to materials, options include steel (galvanized, galvalume, or Corten), aluminum, copper, zinc, and tin. The product types are vertical seam, with preformed panels and granular coated panels. Style options allow you to achieve the look of ...
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What You Should Know About Moving Into A New Build Home

What You Should Know About Moving Into A New Build Home

You are now ready to move into your new home. This checklist will help you make sure that your move-in day is smooth. Here are some tips for those who are about to move into a new home. The handover Before you move in, arrange a handover (or "new home demonstration"). Your builder will need to show you how to use the new home. This will cover central heating, appliances, fire alarms, stopcocks, and other details. You should have the manuals for each appliance. To identify any problems, turn on each appliance. This meeting is also a chance to show ...
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How To Find The Perfect Dream House

How To Find The Perfect Dream House

Buying a house is one of your biggest life decisions. Make sure you do it correctly. Many people make costly mistakes when buying homes. This can have a negative impact on your health and cause you to feel stressed. Plan for long-term success You might be a first-time buyer and just want to get on the property ladder. Most people live in their homes for many decades. It is important to consider this. You could end up moving more often if you don't purchase a future-proofed home. Make sure it's a place you can grow into. As they age, people ...
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Steps You Should Consider When Viewing A Property

Steps You Should Consider When Viewing A Property

So, you spend 20 minutes looking at a property, and in that time, you need to decide if that home is the one for you. Many buyers make a decision based on these few minutes and end up regretting the decision they made. This checklist will help you to focus on the things you should be looking at. Virtual viewings have been the subject of much hype and it is unclear if they will ever become the norm. While a pre-recorded or live tour can help you narrow down your choices, nothing beats an actual visit to address any damp ...
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The Best Steps In Making An Offer On A Property To Reduce The Cost

The Best Steps In Making An Offer On A Property To Reduce The Cost

After you've found the perfect property you need to decide how you will bid for it. To clinch the property, do you make a high bid and risk losing money? Or do you accept a lower offer and risk losing your dream house? How can you ensure that the property is at its best price? Making an offer in 2021 It can be difficult enough to make an offer on your dream house. The housing market can become even more complicated during a global pandemic. People are reassessing what they want in their homes, and looking for more space and ...
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Lifestyle

Children And Their First Visit To The Dentist

Children And Their First Visit To The Dentist

When should your child visit the dentist? There is no right or proper age for a child to have their first visit to the dentist. Some dentists recommend that kids first dental visit should take place sooner rather than later, and that after 6 months would be a good age to take the child to see the dentist for a first check-up. The visit can take place even before the first baby teeth have emerged, to check the condition of the gums and give preventive measures. Others say that the first visit can be from the first year. Giving preventive ...
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How To Lose Shyness And The Fear Of Exposing Yourself On The Internet

How To Lose Shyness And The Fear Of Exposing Yourself On The Internet

I took advantage of Carnival week to write a lighter post. One from the heart, and one that would be special for people that might have thousands of project ideas to do on the internet but are afraid to start. How do you lose shyness and the fear of exposing yourself? I'm a very shy person, personally, and for a long time this kept me from making the content I wanted on the internet. The fear of being judged, of being annoyed, of having people disagree with me, of conquering haters. We give such importance to those who may not ...
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How To Make And Receive Constructive Criticism On The Internet

How To Make And Receive Constructive Criticism On The Internet

In times of everyone-says-your-opinion-about-everything on the Internet, I thought it would be opportune to share with you some insights on how to make (and receive!) constructive criticism in the digital environment. It is with them that we grow and contribute to each other's growth. But are we handling this the right way? Over these years creating online content I've been through several different situations, good and bad, but one thing I think is important to highlight (or pull the ear) right away: people need to remember that there is someone else on the other side reading comments . If it's ...
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Tips To Help You Write Better And With Authenticity

Tips To Help You Write Better And With Authenticity

I've been working as a journalist for 11 years, always as a copywriter, and over that time I've had many opportunities to develop my skills as a writer. Be it at work, with the help of mentors, or on blogs and personal notes that I've always enjoyed doing. As I believe that good knowledge is shared knowledge, I decided to list here some tips for writing better! This text is not about “learning to write”. I think everyone knows, more or less, that practice and repertoire are the keys to becoming a good copywriter. That is, writing constantly and reading ...
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How To Balance And Keep What Makes You Happy In The Day

How To Balance And Keep What Makes You Happy In The Day

Finding a balance between work and hobby is not so simple. With a busy routine and many tasks to be accomplished, in professional matters, as well as in personal life. We have the impression that 24 hours a day are not enough to do everything scheduled. This pressure can affect the quality of life and provide less time to devote to personal life and leisure. As difficult as it is, maintaining a balance between work and hobby is an ongoing exercise that should be practiced every day. After all, its benefits are many, such as better quality of life, mental ...
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