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How To Create A Functional And Attractive Garden Space

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There are lots of reasons why you might like to improve your garden this year and ensure you make the best use of the space you have available. If you are planning on selling your house during the next couple of years, making these enhancements is a sure way to add value to your property. For those of you who are intending on staying in your home for many years to come, improving the garden will ensure you can spend plenty of valuable time outside enjoying what you have created. Of course, the actions you take will depend on the size of your garden and how much you can afford to spend, however, there should be something for everyone in this post, so you are sure to find some inspiration for creating an attractive garden space that you can fall completely in love with. Continue reading “How To Create A Functional And Attractive Garden Space”

Why You Should Create a Wildflower Meadow in Your Garden

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If you love flowers and a range of bees and beautiful butterflies, then chances are you’ll love having your own wildflower meadow in your garden – something which is possible even if you have only a modest amount of space. Not sure? Here are some very convincing reasons to create a beautiful wildflower meadow in your garden this year: Continue reading “Why You Should Create a Wildflower Meadow in Your Garden”

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Enjoying Your Garden This Autumn

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Can you believe that the summer has been and gone already? All that time spent making sure that you have a picturesque garden that’s the envy of your neighbours and already the leaves are starting to turn from green to rust. Soon the trees will be bare and your once lush and verdant lawn will be a veritable quagmire of mud. But, don’t worry! All that time spent cultivating the perfect garden wasn’t wasted. There are plenty of ways to make sure that your garden can be just as beautiful and enjoyable in Autumn. Just because the skies are getting a little greyer and the leaves are growing more sparse that’s no reason to retreat indoors and let your beloved garden wither. Continue reading “Enjoying Your Garden This Autumn”

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The National Botanic Garden Of Wales- A Great Day Out

We have just come back from a lovely break in Wales where we visited so many amazing different places but my favourite from the week had to be The National Botanic Garden Of Wales. Set in the beautiful countryside of Carmarthenshire these gardens are almost like a scaled-down version of The Eden Project. With stunning gardens of varying styles, a butterfly house, Continue reading “The National Botanic Garden Of Wales- A Great Day Out”

making the most of your small garden

Making the Most of Your Small Garden

Most new houses now come with very small gardens and ours is no exception. It was the compromise we made to have a house we wanted in the right location but it is still something I struggle with even 6 years on. When I sit and watch gardening programmes I dream of having the space to be able to recreate some of their looks, to be able to have a pond or water feature and the land to have a separate play area away from all my plants. One day, when I win the lottery eh! So, for now, I have had to learn how to make the most of our small garden all whilst keeping it functional for all of us as a family.  Continue reading “Making the Most of Your Small Garden”