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How To Make a Pond Out of a Planter

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I had always wanted to have a pond in my garden but with it being very small plus with having pets and children I just felt as though it was something I couldn’t ever do whilst we were living in our current home. But then I saw a large planter for sale for just £10 on Facebook Marketplace and some ideas started flying around my head. I immediately bought it and began to research how I could transform this into a pond that would fit in our garden, that would suit the style of our garden, that would attract wildlife but would also be safe for the children. It was a project of love. I enjoyed every moment of planning and putting it all together, and now I just cannot get enough of sitting out in my garden looking at my pretty new pond. So I thought I would jot down how I went about creating a pond out of a planter.

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Spring is just around the corner, the days are getting longer and that chill in the air is starting to lift which can only mean one thing – it’s time to get back out into the garden! If you have neglected it a little over the Autumn and Winter months the job list may look a little daunting right now but the best place to start is with a quick tidy up in order to get everything into tip-top shape ready for your plants/seeds/plans and so on. Here are my 9 simple gardening jobs to do in the Spring…

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Homeowners who want to have more privacy in their homes, should not look to batten down the hatches and draw the curtains. Instead, you should look outside, to your garden. It’s the best place to stop any prying eyes from even noticing your home. An eco-friendly opportunity awaits, as you can have all the private space you want, and not make the neighbourhood ugly. You don’t need to have large metal gates or tall fences. All you need is a little knowledge and love of getting your hands dirty. Here’s how to create a privacy garden… Continue reading “Creating A Privacy Garden With An Eco-Friendly Twist”

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