It’s nearly time! It’s nearly time to see people. Not just one person on your daily exercise but up to 6 people or 2 families in the comfort of your garden. I am excited but also rather on edge about this.
Last time restrictions lifted for a bit I felt this way. The months and months of an empty diary rather suited my hermit like tendencies. I’m not a social butterfly and not having to see people all the time sat well with me. At the same time, just to really confuse me, I’ve missed people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Winter fast approaching most of us aren’t thinking much about our gardens, I’m certainly not, but now is an ideal time to fill a few planters for some winter colour. It’s quick, easy and makes an immediate difference. Stewart Garden have some wonderful planters to choose from and I have one to giveaway. Continue reading Win a Planter from Stewart Garden→
Husband says no, but I think it’s a lot better. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about for a bit and I know a friend who has done the same. So what is your opinion? Is it ok to have artificial grass? Continue reading Is it OK to fake it?→
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 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.