The Best Produce to Grow For Home Storage

Growing your own food is an excellent way to slash money off your food shopping bill, and is a fun and productive hobby to have. Knowing you’ve grown something from scratch is always a proud moment, and it can really help you to appreciate where your food comes from. We can be so used to seeing it packaged in plastic…

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It’s So Easy to Create an All-weather, All-season Garden

When you think of gardens, you probably imagine them at their best in spring and summer. However, a true gardener can appreciate the beauty of a garden all year. A garden can be just as stunning in autumn or winter, even if you aren’t lucky enough to get snow. If you love your garden, you should be able to enjoy…

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Make The Most Out Of Your Garden – Turn It Into A Hangout Spot!

Just because Autumn is here and it’s colder out, doesn’t mean you can’t still get out and spend time in the garden. Source: Wikimedia Commons Even though your garden might not see much action until Spring, it might be a good idea to upgrade it now. A lot of garden supplies and equipment go on discount during months with less…

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Bird Feeder Gift Box Review & Giveaway

Growing up around animals on a small holding gave me such a love for nature and all widlife. This time of year as Autumn is here and Winter is creeping upon us give a thought for the birds in your garden. It’s cold and food is getting harder to find, so why not set up a bird feeder in your…

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Totally Trees: the Essentials of Tree Care

Not everyone plans on growing trees in their garden. You might plant them yourself. But often you end up buying or renting a property that comes complete with trees. You might not be keen on caring for them, but perhaps you enjoy the way they look. Many trees don’t need much maintenance. But there are certain issues to which you…

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What can you do to increase the value of your home?

Next year we are buying a new house, so we need to increase the value of our current home ready for selling early next year. Our new house will be much more child friendly than the current one. Plus it will have a decent garden not a slope out the back which we have now. One idea that we are…

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Gardening For Kids: Getting The Little Ones Involved

Many people think of gardening as a hobby for older people. But it’s actually fun for all ages. If you have little ones, and you’re eager to get out and enjoy the garden, these tips will come in handy. Designing a child-friendly garden The best way to get the kids interested in gardening is to create a space, which inspires and…

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Composite Decking: The Key Factors To Get More From Your Installation

We have been thinking for a while about getting decking for our back garden. Looking up and researching composite decking is a very interesting topic. There are lots of key factors to think about and many ways you can get more from your installation especially in this gorgeous weather that we are having at the moment.   Photo Source: A…

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Gardening With Mobility Issues

Gardening with mobility issues is very hard for the elderly and people with disabilities. But why should they let this hold them back? Why not try to work around the disabilities? My dad is 87 years old and loves the outdoor life. He has practically lived outside all his life and still does so nowadays. Being elderly it’s hard for…

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My Sunday Photo 24/07/2016 – Pink Roses

I’m a huge lover of flowers so you will find many of my Sunday photos will be of some type of flower I have found on my travels. This week is pink roses. The pink roses are from my dad’s garden. They have lasted really well but are on their last legs and have the most gorgeous smell. Nature at…

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7 Hints and Tips on Caring for Orchids

Over the past few years orchids have become very popular for indoor plants. You can find them in almost every supermarket nowadays at various prices and in many different colours. The orchid below was given to me about 4 years ago when we just moved into our first house. It is still going strong by following a few a tips…

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My #NationalGardeningWeek

At the weekend we decided to go for a potter around our local garden centres, which are B&Q and Homebase looking for inspiration for the garden. I have read on Twitter this week that it’s National Gardening Week so that’s given me the push to get outside in the lovely Cornish sun during my week off work! Anyway the lovely…

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It’s Here! Spring has Arrived!

On the 20th March the Spring equinox arrived! An equinox is when day and night are equal in length. So from Friday onwards the day is longer than the night! yippee! We will have much lighter evenings for those BBQ’s and drinks after work in the garden! The most important thing is that as Spring is here, Summer is just…

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