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Wouldn't it be lovely, not having to spend money each and every week on vegetables which go off before you manage to use them up? You start the week off with all of the best intentions, a meal plan in place, the shopping in the fridge, and then life gets in the way. Before you know it, your potatoes are growing micro potatoes, your tomatoes have gone mouldy and your garlic is ... well it's still there because garlic seems to last forever. So, instead, why not grow your own vegetables?
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.
Doctors have recently revealed that, 'most children spend less time outside than prison inmates in 2019'. There is a lot more anxiety about letting children play out in the streets like they did in the 80's, and with the technology of today it is easy to get into the habit of putting your kids in front of a TV or video game while you are doing housework, cooking or having alone time, and it is completely understandable. But there is plenty of fun to be had right on your doorstep in your beautiful garden.
We've come up with a list of 10 activities children can do in the comfort of your garden this Summer.
When winter comes around many birds and wildlife migrate or hibernate to avoid the cold weather and to help them conserve energy when their food is in short supply. The animals that do stick around for the winter, need an extra helping hand to help them survive the bad conditions.
We have put together a list of wildlife to look out for in your garden over winter and given you helpful tips on how to look after it.
Creatures and birds to spot in winter
- Blue Tit
- Song Trush
In previous generations, many parents would anxiously watch their children head off down the street and wait until they came home at night. With only the setting of the sun and the flicking on of the street lights to guide the curfew, outdoor play was a way of life.
But for today's children, the indoors seems to hold the most interest. With electronic gadgets, games consoles and the internet to keep them occupied, it's easy to see why so many kids are uninspired by the prospect of going outside.
While there is always a place for indoor play, the outdoors holds many hidden treasures that can be really beneficial to children's health, well-being and development.
In this guide we've put together some great tips for encouraging your children to get outside... And more importantly, that they enjoy it!