Time To Get Gardening With Your Kids

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all the different vegetables we can grow in our garden. There is nothing quite like the taste of freshly homegrown vegetables straight from the garden to the plate. My five year old twin girls love gardening, in fact they have a gardening club at their primary school, which they are hoping to join this year. So this year, I have teamed up with Great Little Garden to create a garden within our garden just for my twin girls to grow their very own vegetables. The girls will have… [Read More]

Summer Is Coming! Time To Prepare Your Garden with LOVEThESIGN

I have always thought that one of the most miserable months of the year is January. It has short days, and it seems forever overcast, with the sun no where in sight. However, even though it’s a cold, dark miserable month, that doesn’t mean you have to be miserable as well. With summer on the way back, you can start preparing your garden for those lovely months of warmer temperatures, long days and the sun shining all day. As I just mentioned even though it’s still winter, you can now start preparing your garden for those warm summer days and… [Read More]

Growing Your Own Fruit & Veg – a Fun & Rewarding Family Activity

There are few better and more rewarding projects to take on at home than growing your own fruit and veg. This brings dozens of benefits and can be a fantastic activity to take on with the kids. Benefits Growing your own fruit and veg can help to lower your grocery bill, encourage healthy eating and help the family to get fresh air and sunshine. For the little ones, it can also teach them important life skills like patience, hard work and how to be self-sufficient. It also tastes much better when it comes from your own hard work! Healthy Eating… [Read More]

Tips For Caring For Your Garden During The Cold Winter Months

Have you gone to great lengths to grow a beautiful garden during the spring and summer? Now, you’re worried about the cold winter months ahead. There is truly no doubt that the cold weather can wreak havoc on your plants, but there are some ways to protect them during this time of the year. With the right game plan, you’ll be able to keep your beautiful garden alive during the cold winter months and have it shining beautifully again come spring. Within this guide, you will discover tips for protecting your garden during the winter. Preparing Perennials As a gardener,… [Read More]

The Ultimate Guide To Giving Your Garden An MOT

Image  So here we are, pretty much in the height of summer. The great British weather might be unpredictable, but we’re still getting a few days of glorious sunshine that we want to enjoy here and there. But, when your garden isn’t quite where it should be, you can often feel like you’re got no way of enjoying it. However, it’s not too late to start. If you got sidetracked from starting or were just putting the work off, now’s the time to get out into the garden and give it a good MOT. That way, not only will you… [Read More]

12 Months Of Gardening

There’s no doubt that gardening is a never-ending task. There will always be another harvest to collect, another weed determined to flourish, another pile of leaves to be swept away. Keeping on top of all the different tasks that come with maintaining a garden can be a difficult proposition, especially when you’re trying to live your life and have other hobbies at the same time. Staying on track is one of the most important ways of ensuring your garden is always exactly as you need it to be. If you want to try a more organised method of maintenance, then… [Read More]

Six Super DIY Tips To Get The Kids Interested In Gardening

Whether your little one is a princess or a superhero, getting them out in the garden for some fresh air and exercise can be a very healthy activity. But how can you encourage an interest in gardening and growing things in you kids? Well, the trick is to make things as fun as possible, so read on for some suggestions on just how to do that. Create a bug hotel Number one on the list of making the garden as fun as possible is creating a cool project together like the bug hotel you can see at http://www.bbc.co.uk/. It’s designed… [Read More]

Crafting The Garden Refuge You And Your Family Deserve

Flickr As DIY Dads, it’s tempting to improve our houses in any way we can deem appropriate. DIY is addictive once you become well versed in it, and it’s hard to not lend that creative eye to every avenue of the home space you have. You might have purchased a new home, and can see that the last tenant had a tenuous grip on what ‘DIY’ meant to say the least.  This is often most apparent in the outdoor space, as people often neglect their gardens in favor of their indoor comfort. This does make sense to a degree because… [Read More]