How to Make a Garden Fountain on a Budget

Looking for a crafty way to spruce up your garden? I have just the DIY project for you! Over the last decade, water fountains have become increasingly popular as people realize their importance. Fountains create a calming outdoor oasis to relax in as they give the soothing sound of their water. They also increase the beauty of your garden by adding a new dimension to it, they provide the birds with a nice place to bathe and drink running water, and they also aid in the growth of your flowering plants as they attract more birds who will pollinate the… [Read More]

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]

Garden Party Barbecue with Iceland: Video Special #Ad

Summer has arrived and for us that means it’s time to get the barbecue out, gather round family and friends and let the good times roll! I think there’s no better way to bring the whole family together than a good, traditional barbecue. Did you know that the UK is Europe’s leading BBQ nation, hosting over 130 million BBQ’s in 2016? Over the past couple of weeks we’ve already had two barbecues, so this will be our third this year and I’m sure we’ll have many more to come! Thankfully, Iceland are close by to give us a helping hand… [Read More]

Tech Gadgets The Whole Family Will Love

As your kids get older, they become a little more demanding in terms of technology. They are part of a generation that was brought up on tech and it is usual for parents to turn to teen kids to help them work out how to use a new gadget. The plus side is that they can start to help around the house and some tech gadgets can encourage them to do so!If you can find tech devices that the whole family can enjoy then you are on to a winner! However, it is also true that being a parent costs… [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]