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Creating a Mud Kitchen Play Area

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Having a small garden can make seeing its potential quite tricky. I always assumed that creating areas for each family member to enjoy would make it feel even smaller but since creating our pond and rockery, I realised that outdoor space had so much to give us and so I began planning a dedicated mud kitchen play area and this is how it turned out…

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9 Simple Gardening Jobs To Do In Spring

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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Your garden needs to be prepared for each season in order to help it to grow sufficiently and to prevent extra work all at once. We may still just be teetering on the edge of summer right now but Autumn is definitely in the air and this is the perfect time to get some garden jobs underway. Here are my 16 tips for getting your garden ready for Autumn:

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Creating A Privacy Garden With An Eco-Friendly Twist

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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…

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Weedkillers always worry me. Not only do we have kids, we also have pets and I never know how toxic they are to wildlife and insects either. So I decided to do some googling and came across a few recipes for making your own natural weedkiller. Most involved white vinegar and salt but in massive amounts which would make far too much for the average UK garden owner (let’s face it most new homes have a garden the size of a postage stamp!) I gave it a try, after a few hours we already saw results, so here is what we did…

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