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Summer Gardening tips

  • 18 June 2014

With the start of warmer weather underway, the threat of frost recedes. TV gardener Toby Buckland advises on what we should be doing in the garden, to prepare for Summer.

In this video, Toby Buckland looks at the impact of the weather on our gardens at this time of year. He gives useful tips on which flowers and vegetables to grow, optimal watering and how to harden off young plants.

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Explore the forest safely this summer

  • 16 June 2014

Martin Summers, Forest Ranger for Forest Holidays Deerpark Cornwall gives his tips and advice on adventuring into forests and woodland this summer.

I love exploring in the forest during summer, it's a great way to spend a leisurely day, rain or shine.

Britain's woodlands provide natural shade when the skies are clear and shelter when the heavens open, so exploring them is the perfect all-weather activity. With our Great British summers being what they are - let's just say "changeable" - I always do a little forward planning when I go exploring to ensure I'm on the right side of whatever weather conditions I may encounter. I've put together a handy list to help you make the most of your own forest adventure.

Forest Holidays woodland

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Stay safe at the beach this weekend

  • 12 June 2014

Barry Heathfield, Lifeguard Manager gives his advice and tips for staying safe at the beach this weekend.

With warm weather predicted for the next few days it's likely that locals and holiday makers alike will head to the coast to make the most of the sunshine and top up their fading tans. Last year nearly 18 million people visited  RNLI lifeguarded beaches and if the sun continues to make an appearance, I hope we'll be welcoming similar numbers again this year. After all, on a warm day there is nowhere more appealing than being by the sea!

Lifeguard rescue

Picture credit - Nigel Millard.

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Go-Ride - Cycling for young people

  • 9 June 2014

Go-Ride is British Cycling's development programme for young people, providing a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport.

Getting involved is easy, either with a local Go-Ride Club, or through one of British Cycling's Holiday Coaching programmes.

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Movies under the stars this summer

  • 5 June 2014

Experience London as you have never before, enjoying the fresh air on those warm summer evenings, up high amongst the stars.

Come rain or shine the  Rooftop Film club embraces everything that the British summertime throws at it. Screening classic, cult and recent releases on two of London's finest rooftops, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch and  Bussey Building, Peckham Rye from 1st May to 30th September 2014.

Over looking incredible views of the entire city watch as the sunsets and stars begin to sparkle over head as you cosy up under a blanket and watch a film. Whilst you watch your favourite film enjoy a cold drink from the fully licensed bar, or have a Big Flavour burger from the Grill on the Peckham Rooftop.

The big screen, high quality wireless earphones and comfy seats mean you can sit back, relax and enjoy the summer evening experiencing film on another level, quite literally!

If the rain decides to pour, this is Britain after all, then let it! Ponchos and blankets are provided to keep you dry and warm.

Rooftop film club

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