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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.
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...
Herbs offer a great boost of flavour to any dish and can make a dull kitchen space look fresh. There are many benefits to growing these aromatic plants.
Herbs are not only tasty and pretty to look at, but they are also really good for you. Most herbs contain plenty of vitamins and tending after a garden is a great way of exercising while doing something you enjoy.
While herbs aren't the most difficult plants to grow, there are a few key things that you should know about these plants before you begin.
When winter starts to fade into spring, the inside of your home isn't the only place that needs some attention.
Alongside your spring cleaning regime, it's also time to think about some basic gardening jobs that will help get your yard ready for the summer months.
Whether you're a keen gardener or you're just starting out, these are some simple tips that will help you enjoy your garden during the warmer seasons.
Green fingers at the ready... Here we go!
If you're keen to get green-fingered, knowing where to start can be hard.
Many seasoned gardeners make pruning, planting, potting and picking look so effortless. But if you're new to the gardening game, it might be harder than you think to turn your plans into reality.
That's why we've put together this guide to gardening for beginners... With helpful tips from some of our favourite gardening experts.