2020 Summer Garden Plans

A month ago I think I might have been writing a very different post. However, the current situation means that things have changed somewhat. At the beginning of the year I wrote about the plans I had for the year ahead; the things I wanted to get done around the house. The garden has become a bit of a sanctuary for us at the moment, being one of the only places we can go to get some fresh air and to escape the house. Now that I’ve spent a bit of time out there, which I hadn’t done since last

Gardening For Your Wellbeing

Collaborative post Mental health isn’t a straight line. There are ups and downs, substantial curve balls and incredible highs. And sometimes there are dips. Anyone can experience periods where we aren’t quite feeling ourselves. And there could be a number of reasons too. Anxiety can creep up on us when we least expect it. SAD – seasonal affective disorder, can hit hard over the winter months. OCD – obsessive-compulsive disorder can have long term impact. And there are many other things in between too. In fact, it is said that mental health will impact 1 in 4 of us at

Helping In The Garden With The Casdon Flymo

AD | Gifted  It was only a couple of months ago now that Erin really got to watch John mowing the lawn in our back garden for the first time. I think we’ve either kept her inside before now or done it while she was having a nap. Erin was absolutely fascinated though and she really wanted to help. Of course, it was a bit dangerous for her so I knew she would love the Casdon Flymo that we were sent recently. The Casdon Flymo comes in three really easy to put together parts, the main mower part and two

Exploring Nature With The GeoSafari Jr. Critter Habitat

AD | Gifted item As a child I don’t remember being very outdoorsy. I know that I definitely didn’t like any kind of creature or bug and I probably would have run a mile before actually picking one up or touching it. I know that’s really not a good way to be though and from a very young age we have encouraged Erin to embrace all there is about the outdoors. To help Erin get even more involved and interested in the great outdoors we were recently sent the GeoSafari Jr. Critter Habitat from Learning Resources. Often when we are out

The Top 4 Garden Trends Of 2019

AD | Collaborative post Now summer is here, it is time to cut away the weeds and inject some lift into your garden. Whether you plan on hosting guests or just simply want to relax in your garden, you should take a look at these top trends that will make your garden the envy of all your neighbours. Curb appeal gardening When we think of the garden, we usually associate it with the space at the back of the house, however, you must not forget the front garden, as this will be where first impressions are made. This has become

5 Family Friendly Garden Features

AD | Collaborative post When we moved into our house nearly 5 years ago we had a lot of work to do. The previous owners had left the back garden in a huge mess and while we did some extensive work to get it in a usable condition, there’s still a lot we need to do. We managed to clear the whole garden, have it levelled off and add some decking and turf but it’s still a pretty plain and boring area. We’re now looking to change things up a bit but we also have to take into account that

Spring Activities for Families

AD | Collaborative post We’re right in the heart of spring now, and might even be able to start thinking about the summer before too long. But for now, it’s time to savour the spring weather, with all its ups and downs, and have some fun as a family. Let’s take a look at all the best activities you can enjoy with your little ones at this time of year: Gardening Kids love to finally get outdoors after spending the cold winter months cooped up, and spring is the perfect time to head into the garden and start having some

Getting Out In The Garden With Home Bargains

AD | Gifted items Spring is finally here after what seems to be a very long wait. The weather is slowly getting warmer, the nights are getting lighter and that means I have been looking forward to getting out in the garden more. Our garden is actually really basic but I just don’t go out there during the winter. So, when the time comes there ends up being quite a bit I need to do to get the garden ready for summer. This year Home Bargains sent us a wonderful selection of their gardening products to help us out. It’s pointless