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  1. Garden Games for the Bank Holiday

    Bank holidays offer a great respite from the demands of work and school, and the long weekend allows the opportunity to visit family or take a trip somewhere. But if you’re stuck at home this year never fear, there are plenty of fun games you can play in the comfort of your own back garden. Here are some garden games...
  2. Valentine's Date Night In The Garden

    Dreading going out this Valentine’s Day? Never fear, there’s plenty you can do in the comfort of your own back garden. Forget expensive hotels or overcrowded restaurants, try something a bit different this year and host a Valentine’s date night in the garden. Alfresco feast You don’t need to go to a fancy restaurant to enjoy a good meal this...
  3. Growing up in the Garden

    Boys weather-proofing the picnic benchI really enjoy encouraging my boys to get out into the garden and involve themselves in the work: planting, weeding, sowing seeds, and harvesting as well as eating the fruits of our labour (I'm sure that's the part my husband likes best!). Today on the spur of the moment we took that one step further: arming them with a paintbrush and some cuprinol, we let them weatherproof their little picnic bench whilst supervising from a safe distance i.e. up the stairs leading to our house. They loved getting to paint and have learnt a valuable lesson in the process about preserving outdoor wooden furniture against the elements. Continue reading →
  4. Lessons from the Garden SleepOut

    Amid the excitement and success of the National Garden SleepOut I was keen to use the event as an opportunity to educate my children regarding its purpose. In addition to being a fabulous excuse to have fun under canvas, the SleepOut raised awareness of important issues in the UK and abroad. Two charities were supported by the event and I spent some time discovering more about these causes and how they related to our own lives. I was keen to see what they could teach us and whether this changes the way we utilise and manage our garden. Continue reading →

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