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The Sunflower Growing Challenge from GBC Group

It’s not often challenges are more pleasurable than getting to spend some time in the garden with my best boy. So I was really happy to join in with the Sunflower Growing Challenge from GBC Group.

GBC Group Sunflower Growng
Our sunflower kit

GBC sent L and I a lovely little gift box with everything we needed to plant our seeds. Some fab little garden tools for L, plant labels, a measuring tape so we can see how high they grow and of course the seeds.

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Easy Ways to Brighten Your Garden this Spring

The weather is turning and like animals coming out from hibernation I’ve noticed my neighbours out in their gardens, starting to do the jobs they’ve been putting off and I am amongst them!

This year it looks like far more of the gardening will be falling on my shoulders so I have been eager to find a few things to make my life easier.

Greengage Tree
A tree I wanted to make a feature of

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This Plus That Equals…. My Spring Wish List

This plus that equals….my Spring wish list

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about a few things I would like to get sorted now that Spring has sprung.

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Our Child Friendly Water Feature

The one thing that I have always felt has been missing from our garden is a water feature. But with L I have to be careful over what I pick. It has to be a child friendly water feature. I have to have confidence it that. Of course I turned to Primrose, with such a wide range of stock they have never let me down.

Our Garden
The barren spot in our garden I wanted to spruce up

We went for the Perth Square 4 Tier Solar Water Feature and Herb Planter by Solaray. At 42 x 39 cm it was big enough to make a statement in the garden but as it is currently on offer at £79.99 doesn’t break the bank.

The Water Fountain Built Up
The Water Fountain Built Up

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Our Garden Heater from Primrose

Not ready to give up spending time outdoors we have been putting The Firefly Electric Table Top Garden Heater from Primrose to use.

Receiving and building our garden heater
Receiving and building our garden heater

I know it can feel like we get a bit of a raw deal when it comes to Summer in the UK. Heavy rain one week followed by a week of heat almost unheard of. Then before you know it there’s a definite chill to the air morning and evening and the sense that Autumn is knocking on the door.

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This Plus That Equals…. Why I Love My Garden

This plus that equals…. why I love my garden

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about why I love my garden, I’m no great gardener but I wouldn’t be without my garden.

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Getting More Out of Outdoors with Kids

I love getting outdoors with L, we are always playing and investigating the world together. I’m a big believer in getting grubby and just having fin but recently it has become apparent that maybe I need to be teaching him a bit more about nature.

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