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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”

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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”

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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”

Mr bloom's Nursery Live

Review: Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live Show

When we were invited along to review the new Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live Show I was just as excited as Jake. We had really enjoyed his very first trip to the theatre last month to watch Room on the Broom and as he is a Mr Bloom fan I knew he would love to see him on stage.

We chose to watch the show in Reading at The Hexagon Theatre as this was Continue reading “Review: Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live Show”

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DIY: Building a Bug House

It may seem like we are always trying to get rid of unwanted pests and bugs in our garden but are we going too far at times? Not all bugs are actually pests and if you start to look into their roles you will find out that some are vital to our eco-system. We are now all very aware of the huge role bees play in pollination of our plants, flowers and trees. One way to encourage bees to your garden Continue reading “DIY: Building a Bug House”

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The Importance of Getting Kids Gardening

Gardening, for me, has developed into a big hobby over the last 5 years or so. Once you get the bug for it, it can become so therapeutic, fun, can capture your imagination and allow you to start designing. I am a novice and definitely still have a lot to learn, but that should not stop anybody from starting up, even if you only have a few pots. Continue reading “The Importance of Getting Kids Gardening”