Category: Garden

BBC Gardeners’ World Live

I received press tickets to this event A few days ago we went along to BBC Gardeners’ World Live and, as always, we had brilliant day. It’s become something of an annual date for my mum and I. My mum is my gardening guru, everything that I know I have …

Things You Need To Know Before Buying Artificial Grass

This is a collaborative post Artificial grass seems to be the new trend for modern homes nowadays. Artificial grass offers a more convenient way of having a natural-looking grass in your lawn while not having the need to maintain it regularly like mowing and watering. Aside from that, it retains …

Make Your Garden A Haven For Wildlife In 3 Simple Steps

If you have a bit of a jungle in your back garden rather than a well coiffed lawn, some shrubs and an array of flowers, you may be keen to give your outside space a bit of a facelift. Before you launch head first into any makeover, consider what you …

7 Simple Ways To Improve Your Garden This Autumn

I am a fair weather gardener. During the spring I am chomping at the bit to get out there to tidy things up and see what’s starting to push up. In the summer I am out there most days, tending to this and that or just meandering about and enjoying …

Creating a Rose Garden

I adore roses, they are my favourite of all plants and as such, I have a fair few in my garden. And by a fair few, I mean at least twenty at last count, and I may have overlooked one or two. I must get back out and check! As …

Wanting To Get Outside In My Garden Again!

I feel like this has been a long winter. A long, long winter. And given that winter is my least favourite season, I want it to end now. I am itching to get out into the garden again. I am definitely a fair weather gardener, I like to potter about …

Tree2MyDoor Review & Competition

When Tree2MyDoor got in touch with me, I got a bit excited. As regular readers will know, I really enjoy gardening, and as soon as I looked at their website, I was impressed with the huge range of trees and shrubs that they have on offer. Tree2mydoor are an award …

Word of the Week 24/6/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

5 Tips for Encouraging Wildlife into your Garden

I went along to the inspiring Gardeners’ World Live exhibition a few days ago, and as well as adoring it and coming away with a fair few new plants, I also came away with ideas. I found that the show clarified for me what I wanted from my garden, which …

Win Tickets to Gardeners’ World Live!

Gardeners’ World Live is on at the NEC next month, and I am so looking forward to going! I’m going child-free, with my mum, who knows more about gardening than anyone I know, so it feels like I will have an expert guide with me! It’ll be lovely to have …

Batavia Maxxheat: Electric Hot Air Gun Weed Killer Review

I have a new gadget and it’s a garden gadget, my favourite kind. It’s a weed killer that is completely chemical-free, as it relies solely on heat. Let me share with you tourĀ Batavia Maxxheat: Electric Hot Air Gun Weed Killer review… From Batavia this is a useful 3-in-1 combi-tool that …

Win ‘The Children’s Garden’

We’ve recently been sent a copy of The Children’s Garden: Loads of Things to Make & Grow by Matthew Appleby. It is packed full of fun ideas and projects for getting the kids involved outside, and even inside during the colder months with gardening-inspired activities. A garden can be a …

A Gift for Gardeners

My mum is a keen gardener, and is very green-fingered, so when gift times roll around, I do consider getting her presents to feed her love of gardening. I’d been looking at hampers for her, but they don’t seem to cater for ‘proper gardeners’. By that I mean most of …

Easy Gardening With Bedding Plants

Back before I really got into my gardening, bedding plants were my go-to buys every time. I see them as instant gardening, and often the bedding plants themselves are easy enough to keep, too. They’d brighten up our garden so that I’d enjoy sitting out in it, with minimal effort. …

Garden Ponderings

I nearly called this post garden ideas, but then that felt a little misleading as I’m not quite at the ‘ideas’ stage. We started Project GardenĀ a couple of summers ago now, and we’ve made plenty of progress. We now have our wildlife garden, we’ve removed a shed and made room …

My Garden, My Extra Room

Now that the summer months are looming, I am excited to spend time in my extra ‘room’, my garden. Since I’ve got into my gardening, I’ve started to view my garden this way. Before, it was somewhere to sit in the sun, for the kids to play out, for the …

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