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 intrigues them. Children are incredibly responsive to visual stimuli. Think about colours and make every part of the garden appealing to the eye. Use your imagination to encourage your children to have fun in the garden. Turn an old shed into a striped beach hut. Lay down some bark chippings and use logs as stepping-stones. Put up a rickety bridge or add a sunken sandbox. Put some goal posts on the lawn, or attach a basketball hoop to the side of the house. You want your garden to be a place the kids can play for hours with friends and family. Think about what they like to do, and encourage them to share their ideas with you.

Gardening for Kids

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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.

 

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A beautiful garden is one of the top priorities for most homeowners. A brilliant back garden can add a whole new dimension to the property. In many cases, it’s the key to making a house a home. While there are many features that contribute to the overall charm of a garden, there’s no doubt that a decked area has become one of the most popular.

But when it comes to choosing a deck or patio, you’ll be faced with many decisions. The most important element, however, is selecting a material. In recent years, there has been a growing trend for composite decks. These are essential decks that are produced through a combination of wood and plastic materials.

There are good and bad points for making this choice, although I personally think the positives shine through. If you do take this option, though, the most important thing is that you see maximised results. Make these considerations, and you should be just fine.

Colour

A decking area adds flexibility and practicality to the entire garden. It can be a crucial addition to encourage increased time in the yard too. But it most definitely needs to look the part if you want to gain the full benefits of making this upgrade.

The installation of a deck will completely alter the entire DNA of your garden. As one of the central features, you need to ensure it blends in with the other items already situated in the yard. Colour is unquestionably the most pivotal aspect as far as aesthetics are concerned. Experts at TimberTech can discuss a multitude of different options regarding colour and finish. In turn, this should give you the best chance of finding a deck that suits your home and requirements.

You can always change other aspects to accentuate the vibe that your new deck offers. Nonetheless, requiring less work will allow you to enjoy your deck to the fullest far sooner.

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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 him to make the most of his back garden. Only the other day he mentioned  to me that he is going to stop planting on the veg patch because he cannot do it anymore. So I suggested to him why not just plant some potatoes into one of those potato grow bags you can get nowadays? It will save you stooping down so much. Or plant some lettuce in window boxes.

This has given him food for thought I can assure you!

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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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My Sunday Photo 12/06/2016

I just happened to walk past this gorgeous Rose in my dads garden the other day and it really caught my eye.
The pink/red colour is just so beautiful – nature at it’s best. 
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Happy Sunday! 

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My Sunday Photo – 15/05/2016

This week with the warmer Cornish weather the sun has brought out my red azalea bush. It really is a gorgeous colour. My pink azalea is more in the shade so has yet to bloom. I forgot to take a photo of the white one in my garden. I just love the bright colours of azaleas. They just make me feel happy!
red-azalea
Last year I did a 7 Hints and Tips post on planting and caring for azaleas if you are not sure what to do with them in your garden.
 
 
Happy Sunday 
 
 
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