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    A Sunny Garden Is A Sweet Place!

    Every time you get out in the garden when the skies are clear and the sun is out, instead of peeking from behind the clouds, is a time we know we can always enjoy. And this is especially true if you’ve got a family to share the space with! So now’s the time of year to get out and about in your slice of outdoor heaven: here’s some of the best activities to make sure everyone in the family enjoys themself when it comes to leaving the safety of their darkened, cool room, and keep them coming back for a healthier lifestyle. Credit   Climb Trees Sure, you might think…

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    The Benefits of Growing Your Own Veg

    When we were younger, we’d often see greenhouses and crops in our grandparents gardens; our parents might have even grown the odd favourite. But then slowly, as supermarkets and convenience stores grew and moved out of big cities so that you were never more than 20 minutes from a large food shop, growing our own produce went out of fashion. It was easier to pop to the shop and buy what we needed. But, the tide is again changing. People are looking for ways to save money, to save the planet and to stick to a vegan or healthy eating lifestyle and growing your own veg can play a huge…

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    3 Steps To Make Your Gardening More Efficient

    Get your green fingers going For those people out there who love to take care of their gardens, are you making the most out of it? It’s easy to overlook areas which you can improve, especially if you’re already satisfied with what you have. However, there’s always a way to improve a system, so why not give it a try? If you already love gardening, then it’s no problem for you to invest in improving your garden. The amount you need to invest really depends on what you want to do with your garden, and how much space you have for it.   Invest in a greenhouse While it might…

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    What is “hyperlocalism” and how could it get you the best garden ever?

    How much does your garden blend in with your local area? Where did you source your plants? Come to think of it, where did the concrete to make your patio come from? These are just a few of the concerns addressed by hyperlocalism. Hyperlocalism in gardening is used to describe the practice of using locally sourced materials and plants to design a garden. This means prioritising native and endemic plants over ones that are sourced abroad or from elsewhere near you. Native plants are ones that originated in your country, and endemic plants are those that are particular to your eco-system. The reason this is a buzzword these days is…

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    Make Your Outdoor Space Child Friendly In 3 Parent Friendly Steps

    Not all parents have a lot of outdoor space to call their own. But even a modicum of garden can be a hazard for the kids. Don’t be put off by it though. After all, fresh air and activity outdoors are really important for their health and for yours. That doesn’t mean you need to spend all your energy preparing the garden for parent-and-child fun. All you need is a little creativity and these 3 steps to see you enjoying your outdoor space at last: Clear out This might be the biggest part of the job. Strip everything bare and start again. Sounds easy? It can be back breaking to…