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Getting the Garden Summer Ready

With winter hopefully being left behind, it is the perfect time to get out in the garden and sort it out ready for the new growth, new planting and of course for the kiddies. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to say to Jake it’s too cold or wet to enjoy being out there so I am definitely ready for this to change.

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A Beginners Guide To Growing In A Greenhouse

In the height of summer when the sun is shining, it’s easy to grow stuff in the garden. Any spare piece of grass can be planted on and you’ll have some great vegetables in no time. But when the cold weather starts to set in, it’s near impossible to keep stuff alive out there. There are winter vegetables that will grow, of course, but you’re limited in what you can grow in the cold. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make good use of your garden during the winter. If you want to carry on growing warm weather vegetables all year round, you need to get yourself a greenhouse. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can just put the greenhouse up and stick some vegetables in the ground and leave them to grow, there’s a little more to it than that. If you’re thinking about getting a greenhouse in the garden, read this beginners guide to get you started. Continue reading “A Beginners Guide To Growing In A Greenhouse”

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Why You Should Create a Wildflower Meadow in Your Garden

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”

5 DIY Jobs Best Left To The Professionals

You might rock that hat, but you do know what you’re doing, don’t you?  

Let’s be honest for a moment, shall we? You may be a pro at changing the lightbulb, and your skills at upcycling your furniture may be second-to-none. Still, there are jobs that you probably shouldn’t take on unless you have the training and qualifications under your belt. So, for your safety and that of everybody in your home, these are the DIY tasks you should probably leave to the professionals. Continue reading “5 DIY Jobs Best Left To The Professionals”


Creating a Garden the Whole Family Will Love

When you’ve got kids, your garden changes a little. It goes from your space to relax, unwind and entertain, to your kids play paradise. Kids absolutely love being outdoors, playing in the mud or riding their bikes. In no time, you can find that all of your lovingly planted flowers have been trodden on, your garden has been overrun with outdoor toys, and the decking that once played home to family BBQs and summer parties is now covered in mud and houses only broken toys and a paddling pool.

While it’s great to let your kids explore safely outside, it doesn’t mean that you have to lose everything you once loved about your outside area. There’s no reason that you can’t all have the garden of your dreams. It’ll just take a little planning and effort. Here are some tips to help you get it just right.

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Bringing Your Garden To Life With Trees

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that gardening is one of my passions. However, you will also know that when we were in the process of house buying this was, unfortunately, the one area that we had to compromise on due to house prices and even though we have now lived in our new build for 6 years, I am still working hard on the garden in order to mature it Continue reading “Bringing Your Garden To Life With Trees”

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So You Reckon Your Garden Can Only Be Used In The Summer? Think Again

The floral scents of the blossoming spring perennials and the fruiting apple trees coming into their own in late August are two of the many things that you adore about your garden. The outdoor space that you’ve lovingly created is a haven for relaxing, a peaceful alfresco dining area and a place where your kids can frolic on hot, balmy summer days. Now that the cooler days have descended and you’re looking forward to winter time huddled up around a roaring fire with your family, you may think that you are saying goodbye to another season of garden usage. However, that’s where you’d be wrong. Take a look at these incredible ways that you can utilise your garden this winter. Continue reading “So You Reckon Your Garden Can Only Be Used In The Summer? Think Again”