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Our New Front Garden

An unexpected part of our extension has been the opportunity to completely redesign our front garden.

During the build we lost the top half of our driveway to house. We lost the whole lawn to rubble and dirt that wouldn’t fit in the skip.

During the actual works it was one of the few things that got me down, the very visible and constant mess at the front of our house. The first thing everyone saw and the hardship it caused actually accessing our home.

House sign
This is how it all started
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Adding a little joy to the garden

The weather has changed, it’s positively Autumnal now. The nights are drawing in. We’re still living in our teeny, tiny conservatory due to the building works and our garden is more important to us than ever for a little space, but even that has areas filled with rubble. So I got me a solar powered sheep from Red Candy, just to add a little joy to the day and beauty in the evenings.

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KooPower Garden Solar Lights

I love our garden and now it’s summer I love nothing more than sitting out in the evenings and making the most of it. An easy way to create a lovely atmosphere is by adding some lighting to your garden. Solar lighting is the easiest way to do that and I have been sent some fabulous KooPower Solar Lights that I am just obsessed with.

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Get Out and Grow launches school gardening kit giveaway

Just in time for summer, Get Out and Grow, is launching an incentive encouraging students to head outside and get planting, growing and learning about just where fruit and vegetables come from.

Why? Because according to a recent survey, 90% of children said that they would like a garden at school and at one primary school in Lincolnshire, a school garden made all the difference when it came to pupil’s behaviour.

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Win A My Fairy Kitchen Garden

L loves all things Fairy. We have our own resident Fairy, Smiffle, he found us when we were on holiday at Bluestone in Wales last year and we built him a little door into our skirting board. We’ve since started to create a little garden area from him outside. So as you can imagine the My Fairy Garden sets are massively popular in our house.

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Win A Get out and Grow Goody Bag

Sudocrem are working with Clifton and the charity Green Fingers to get kids into gardening. Where does Sudocrem fit in? Well they’ve launched a product called My Little Sudocrem which is perfect for little green fingers!! It’s soothing and ideal for treating skin exposed to the wear and tear of gardening. No wonder people call it the Swiss army knife of skincare.

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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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