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

7 Ways To Get The Perfect Family Summer Garden

Kids love gardens! They’re a great place to play in and explore, at least as long as they’re kept safe. It can be a bit tricky to pull together a garden for the whole family, but it’s definitely possible, and with a bit of advice from Olive Grove I’ve been able to narrow down 7 ways to get the perfect family summer garden. Get the kids involved! A garden for the family should be planned by the family, not just by the adults. Let your kids get stuck in and give them time to find “their” area (the bit they

Big Game Hunters Redwood Tower Playhouse Review

Last summer Erin was only 1 and a half but she developed a real love for being outdoors. We ended up spending most of the summer in the garden and she hardly ever wanted to come back inside. Since then I have been desperate to make the garden somewhere really special for her to play and the one big item I really wanted to get her was a playhouse. Now, a playhouse is a pretty big investment so after a lot of looking around we decided to go with the Redwood Tower Playhouse from Big Game Hunters. One of the

The Garden I Always Dreamed Of

Something I always wanted before buying a house was a beautiful garden. Growing up we had a concrete back yard and a very small front garden but they were definitely not places to relax and enjoy. When we viewed the house we live in now I sort of fell for the garden but when we actually moved in, I hated it. What I thought was an interesting garden was actually a badly planted, overgrown mess and an absolute nightmare to sort out. We had a pretty big back garden makeover the year before Erin was born. We spent months and

Keeping The Garden Neat With The VonHaus 2 In 1 Grass And Hedge Trimmer

We are lucky enough to have a pretty large garden and when we moved in it was a massive, overgrown mess. It took us 3 skips and a hell of a lot of work to clear and then we had some decking put in and lawn laid over most of the ground. Something we didn’t really take into account at the time was how hard it would be to keep looking nice and tidy. We certainly don’t have a low maintenance garden. Not only do we now have the 10ft by 10ft piece of decking but we also have a

Good Garden Tips for People Who Hate Gardening

Not everybody gets to have a garden. So, if you do have one, but you don’t want to do any gardening in it, it can make you feel a bit guilty. It feels like you should be doing something beautiful with it, but you just can’t be bothered to spend your weekends pulling up weeds. Gardens don’t only have to be for plants, though. Fortunately, they can have many other features, which require much less regular maintenance. If gardening isn’t something you enjoy, you can still create a beautiful space that’s functional and low-maintenance. Credit: Public Domain Pictures Focus on