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Improving your gardens
7 in 8 people in the UK have a garden, but sometimes it's difficult to know what you should do with yours. So we've asked some lovely people for pictures of thir gardens so that we can provide some recommendations on what could be improved, changed or added to make each and every garden sparkle, and be fit for purpose.
The New Mum
What is feng shui?
The Chinese Words "Feng" and "Shui" are literally translated to mean "wind" and "water". The idea behind feng shui is that everything in life is connected and it explores how to create balance in the natural world. Most of the time this is relating to the rooms in your home, but there is no reason why you can't apply some of these rules to your garden too.
When you think of a garden arch, you probably think of pretty flowers highlighting a pathway to a garden. These are good uses for an arch but what if you want to be a little bit more unique? Here are 11 Amazing Uses For A Garden Arch.
1. Showcasing Climbing Plants & Flowers
So, your living room now looks like a Christmas grotto, the tree is up, baubles on, paper chains made and hanging from the ceiling, but is it enough? Well if your answer to that is no, then you are in the right place. We're going to give you our top tips on how to turn your garden into a winter wonderland fit to make all of your neighbours as green as the Grinch with envy.
1. Outdoor Baubles
If you are wanting to create a truly relaxing atmosphere in your garden, a Japanese garden may be the way to go. Sometimes it is difficult to know where to start, which is why we have put together a list of our top tips to create the most authentic Japanese garden possible.
1. Bamboo Fences
A sensory garden is a garden area which is designed to stimulate all five of the senses. This can create a relaxing and comforting environment for children and adults alike, especially those who are suffering with mental illness and disabilities.
Our 5 senses consist of sight, smell, sound, touch and taste. All of these are important as they send information to the brain to help us understand the world around us and keep us safe.
There are accessible sensory gardens out there which you are able to visit courtesy of charities such as Tree of Hope, which are amazing, but some people are unable to travel to these gardens on a regular basis, so why not have a go as creating your very own.
Flowers and plants are an easy way to bring your garden to life... But have you ever thought about taking things further and going high with some climbing plants?
If your floral displays are limited to a couple of flower beds, this is the post for you. Here, we'll show you just how easy it is to transform your yard with a garden arch and some gorgeous climbers. We'll even give you some idea of the best climbing plants for your arches.
Ready to take your garden to the next level? Here we go...
Gardening is a rewarding activity, which can be beneficial to the mind and body, having mobility problems may make gardening seem like a challenge. Whether you have trouble kneeling, achy joints or use a wheelchair, gardening is still a hobby that you can enjoy. There are many ways in which you can adapt your garden to make it accessible to everyone.
Now that the winter solstice is long behind us, the days are gradually stretching out again and the arrival of Springtime and the renewal it brings is starting to fill everyone's minds like a promise. With the air gradually warming up outside, you may be thinking of lifting the (slightly stiff) catch to your garden gate and spending more time in your special outdoor space now that you can.