Our garden: Getting to grips with the grass #ad
May27

Our garden: Getting to grips with the grass #ad

This is a sponsored post #ad I wrote only yesterday about our garden and the challenges with have with finding the right plants to fit in the right places in our borders. It has been a long learning process and we still don’t really have it completely sussed. But I didn’t mention our grass. Our garden is predominantly grass, and we’re lucky that we’ve got quite a lot of it. It’s good for kicking a ball...

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Getting on top of the garden (again)
May26

Getting on top of the garden (again)

Our garden has been a work in progress ever since we moved into our house in 2014. The fact is that, despite being far from spring chickens, my husband and I are still total garden amateurs and we’re still learning. Anyone who sees the photos of my garden I share on Instagram always tells me how beautiful it is. And they are right, of course. But we all know that Instagram only ever shows the good bits. And there’s plenty...

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Seven gardening secrets you might not know
Oct31

Seven gardening secrets you might not know

This is a paid collaborative post. I wrote earlier this year about how my husband and I were finally getting to grips with gardening and learning to love the garden. Gardening can be a lot of fun when you have plenty of knowledge and your plants grow perfectly without any trouble. Of course a lot of us, myself included, don’t have that knowledge! If you are a beginner, then you will have to be very patient waiting for that first...

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Learning to love the garden
Jul29

Learning to love the garden

I love having a garden. I love the ever-changing colours of the flowers and blossom. I love being able to sit outside in it in summer. I love being able to look at it through the window in winter. I love that my kids have a place they can play in with their little cousins, where they can kick a ball round (although it usually goes over the wall). I love that my guinea pigs have somewhere they can run around (or usually just sit, to be...

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The garden project
Jun06

The garden project

The garden project started pretty much on a whim in February half-term. We were looking for a way to keep my teenage son out of mischief, so my husband gave him a sledgehammer and told him to knock down the old wood and perspex greenhouse we never used. I don’t think there was any plan beyond that, but once the greenhouse was gone, things just snowballed. It seemed that my husband had a new idea practically every week. The...

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