5 Benefits Of Adding A Conservatory To Your Home

AD | Collaborative post When we bought our house nearly 5 years ago we did so knowing that we had a bit of extra space outside and we might not actually need it all. We have a fairly nicely sized patio area to the side of our kitchen which follows on to a really large lawn. A lot of the time, the back end of our house doesn’t really work for us and while we can’t afford to extend, a conservatory could be a more affordable option. Here are 5 benefits of adding a conservatory to your home: Increase the

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

Keeping Our Home Tidy With Vintage Apple Crates

AD – This post is in collaboration with Vintage Apple Crates. All opinions are our own.  Erin is such an outdoorsy child and I think from the minute she learned to walk, she wanted to be in the garden. We have had a good few weeks of bad weather lately but that doesn’t stop Erin from wanting to either play outside or go to the park. Unfortunately, our large lawn gets extremely muddy and disgusting during the winter and I’m a bit reluctant to let Erin play out there a lot of the time. At home, all of Erin’s shoes

5 Ways To Look After Your Garden In Winter

AD – This post is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.  Over the past week or so the temperatures have really dropped and we have even seen a little bit of snow down here in Norfolk. Something I think we tend to forget about a little bit at this time of year is the garden. For us, we don’t go out there nearly as much during the winter and I know we could do more to keep it in better shape. Here are some ideas for how to look after your garden in winter. Hire a gardener I

How To Water Your Garden Without Inflating Your Water Bill

If you’re lucky enough to have a large garden, you’ll know how long it can take to water. In most cases, using more water will drive up your water bill, which can quickly stack up during hotter months. There are a few ways to cut down your water consumption without letting your plants go thirsty: if you aren’t sure how to water your garden without inflating your water bill, these tips might make it a bit easier for you: Use a rain barrel Rain barrels are almost as old as gardening itself, but they still work brilliantly for modern gardens.

How To Have A Beautiful Garden In Winter

When we moved into our house around 4 and a half years ago we knew that the garden needed attention quite quickly. The previous owners left it in such a mess that we needed 3 skips to clear the junk and then we had to have a landscaper to level the whole of the garden. For the first couple of months I loved it. We had a beautiful big lawn and so much space compared to what it was before because it was very neat and tidy. I was so in love with our new garden and I wanted to

Get Your Home Ready For Autumn With These 4 Easy Steps

Summer feels like a distant memory already, doesn’t it? With the weather seemingly changing over night and the nights drawing in, some of us are even contemplating turning on the heating already! But making the transition to Autumn is much more than new school uniforms and digging out your trusty old coat. Getting your home ready for the colder months will mean that when bad weather does hit, you’ll be ready for everything it can throw at you. Unsure of where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve put together this handy guide of getting your home ready for Autumn in 4

How To Create The Perfect Family Summer House

A summer house can be an amazing investment for your family, especially if you’re just about to enter a holiday season and your kids are going to be off school for a long, long time! Thanks to interior design specialists Amtico, I can bring you this short guide on how to create the perfect family summer home. Photo credit: Budding Smiles Experiment with plants It can be tricky to get plants right in an actual house, but a summer house might be just what you need to grow your own indoor gardens! Hanging plants and creeping vines make excellent decorations