bringing you garden to life with trees

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”

frozen lead- winter garden

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”

Enjoying Your Garden This Autumn

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”

child gardening

Get Gardening To Help Your Kids Grasp A Healthy Lifestyle

There is a lot in the media at the moment about the health and well-being of our children. Including what they are eating and some exercises that they are doing. But did you know that with just one activity, you can address both these issues? That activity is gardening, and you can keep reading to find out more. Continue reading “Get Gardening To Help Your Kids Grasp A Healthy Lifestyle”

Garden Glam: Taking the Designer Approach

Have you ever watched a gardening show and wished that you could have a garden like that? Maybe you’ve redesigned your garden before, but things tend to turn out a lot different when you don’t have a professional and creative landscape artist at your disposal. You might not be able to have Monty Don come and help you out, but that doesn’t mean that a designer garden is out of the question. You could create something stunning that’s not only fun to use but beautiful to look at too. If you’re ready to go beyond a lawn and some flowering borders, here are some tips for creating your designer garden. Continue reading “Garden Glam: Taking the Designer Approach”

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”