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.

raised-decking - making the most out of your garden in the Autumn

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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 demand for them. If you’re thinking of taking on a project for garden improvement, why not turn it into a hangout spot?

The best way to get the most out of your garden space is to make it a place for get-togethers and parties. You can invite friends around or spend some quality time there with family. You might even want to relax there by yourself. Here are some tips for turning your garden into a hangout spot.

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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 garden?

Boxwild bird feeder gift box review and giveaway
It can be  fun activity as well for getting your kids interested in activities in the garden. I remember when I was little mum used to have a cute little pair of robins that lived in the trees in the garden. We used to leave out seeds and fat balls. I loved hearing them singing away.

So when the lovely people at Boxwild contacted me asking if I would love to review one of their gift boxes that they do. I thought it would be a great idea to start attracting more birds to our garden this Winter.

We got sent the Bird Feeder Gift Box to have a look at. They also do the fatty box and various bird seed subscription packages and wildlife subscription boxes.

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What can parents do to unwind around the home?

Ever since I became a parent, I appreciate the odd spare moment I get to unwind around the home. Those moments are precious I can tell you! To relax and unwind I love to read. I can read anywhere. The bedroom , living room, bathroom and garden. Even the kitchen if I’m reading a magazine. Ultimately it’s the living room on the comfy sofa with a hot chocolate at this time of year.

In the Summer I find a shady spot in the garden or under the parasol to do my reading. Rattan Direct have some lovely garden furniture to unwind in the garden. Next Year when we move house I want to treat us to new garden furniture.

Reading in the garden - unwind, relaxing

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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 going to do is to tidy up the garden and make it more people-friendly.

You can check out my Youtube video below if you want to see our current back garden/slope!

My Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywwf6d3L9gg

I have been browsing the web on ideas how to increase the value of a home

Increase the value of your home - bathroom renovations

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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.

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 it’s best.

It’s not a bad photo taken with my iPhone 4s if I say so myself, but I can’t wait to get a newer phone with a better camera. I need to wait until September to change my phone now as I’m changing networks. My current network seems very expensive to what I’ve found. It’s not too long to wait!

I you are all having a great weekend and hopefully have some sun where you are. 

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7 Hints and Tips on Choosing a Greenhouse

Welcome back to 7 Hints and Tips Thursday. It’s been a while since I wrote one of these posts and today I have a really useful one for you. It’s on how you go about choosing the correct greenhouse for you.

Choosing the right greenhouse for you
As you know I love gardening and I have been thinking about greenhouses for a while. I have always loved to have one to grow all sorts of vegetables in it. Like Tomatoes and beans.

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