Top Tips For Cleaning Your Greenhouse

Winter is practically here now in most parts of the country, which means that many of us in the gardening community need to transfer our plants from the garden, to the greenhouse. But before you get your plants all cosy for the winter, it’s important to give your greenhouse a good clean to remove the summer plants that will now be dying off, and ensure no nasty pests or bugs can find a hiding place.

Top Tips on cleaning your greenhouse

Here are a few tips to follow to get you started.

  1. Take out your plants and equipment.

Choose a mild day and keep your plants covered, or even take them into the house to keep them safe while you’re cleaning. Remove all equipment, pots and other storage containers from the greenhouse, vowing to return only the things that are absolutely essential.

  1. Get your structural parts in tip top shape.

In order to maximise the short daylight hours we have in the winter, it’s important to make sure the panes inside and outside of your greenhouse are as clean as can be. Using specially designed cleaner helps to remove particularly difficult algae, mould, lichen and greenhouse sun shading, but be careful to avoid getting water on the leaves of your plants. Make sure to mend any broken glass to protect your plants from the cold, and clean down any metal or other structural parts.

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#LuckyLinky Week 39

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 39.

Thank you so much to those of you that linked up last week.

This will be our last #LuckyLinky of 2017!

It’s been a fantastic year and thanks to every single blogger for joining us.

Thanks to all the compers who have visited our linky coming back week after week.

I hope you will all join us in 2018 for lots of exciting competitions!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

xx

#LuckyLinky Week 38

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

 

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#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!


The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #2

How will I cope with a baby and a toddler?

I have many questions on how to cope with a baby and a toddler and here are a few to start with. Baby girl will be 2 years 2 months when baby number 2 arrives.

The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #2 - How will I cope with a baby and a toddler?

How will I manage?

You see Baby girl is a little live wire. She’s into everything, want’s to be everywhere and doesn’t nap during the day anymore.

I stopped breastfeeding her at 18 months old. So I’m wondering how will she react to me breastfeeding a baby. She is still very clingy to me. Loves to sit on me loves to snuggle up and always wants her mumeee. I don’t want her to feel pushed away. I still want the same closeness with her.

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The Perfect Christmas Gift: An Extra Bright Star & Giveaway

There is always a member of the family who you have no idea what to get them for Christmas. I have a solution for your problem. Give them the perfect Christmas gift – A star! It’s a wonderful idea. A star in their very own name.

You may remember earlier in the year when I was given a star for baby girl. The make fantastic and thoughtful gifts for any age.

We were gifted an Extra Bright Star gift set from Star Name Registry. They will also enter your named star when purchased into the star name registry within 24 hours and no star is never named twice in their star name registry so it will be totally unique!

This time I have named the star for my nephew, he loves space so this is the perfect Christmas gift for him. You can also choose which constellation you wish the star to be from.

The Perfect Christmas Gift - An extra bright star

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Making The Most Of A Small Garden

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a garden, and with the rate the towns are expanding, most new houses come with an extremely small garden. But that doesn’t mean that you can make the most of it. Small gardens can be as lovely as a large one, plus it has the added benefit of not needing as much maintenance.

To get the most out of your little garden, you do need to spend a little time designing it in a way that creates and utilises the space you have, while also giving it the illusion of even more space.

Making the most of a small garden

Levels

Levels are your best friends when it comes to designing your small garden. Use plants of different heights, including climbing plants, to create the illusion of depth and height. Low lounge chairs are great to put you at a level to enjoy more of the space and to immerse yourself into the paradise you have painstakingly created. Hang potted plants along the fences, or implementing trellises will introduce more depth, and, by covering the physical edge of your garden, you’ll make it seem bigger than it is.

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Attipas Shoes Review and Giveaway

Baby girl’s feet are growing so fast. She is going through toddler shoes extremely quickly at the moment. Although I’m saving them now for baby number 2 to get lots more wear out of them. When we were asked by Attipas to try out their infant and toddler shoes we were a little bit excited. Due to the funky bright colours and designs the shoes come in I thought they were perfect to brighten up a dull Winter’s day. Read on for our Attipas review.

Attipas Toddler shoes Review

I’m a bit of a science buff and love reading all about the history of things and finding out how they came to be. Attipas has a load of fascinating facts about their products even down to their name.

Meaning of Attipas –  Atti (Korean for “my precious friend”) pas (french for “walk”)

Attipas then translates to “my precious friend’s steps” how adorable is that?

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