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Allergies are not fun, and I can definitely vouch for that! As soon as the Summer season hits, you start losing things under piles of tissues. Running nose, eyes watering, itchy eyes, nose and even skin and don't forget the constant fatigue! You find yourself looking at people out in their garden enjoying the fresh air, barbeques and gardening, while you are stuck indoors trying to find a happy medium between closing all of your windows and doors and boiling to death, or risking the wrath of pollen.
For those of you who enjoy being in the garden but worry about getting defeated by the grass and flowers, never fear! We have come up with some top tips and handy hints to help you through. So here goes:
Our Top Ways To Enjoy Your Garden During Allergy Season
1. Ditch The Grass
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?
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...
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
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.
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.
When you're rushing about in the cold and rain all day long, all you probably want to do is get home, stick the heating on and snuggle up on the sofa for a warm and cosy night in front of the TV.
But after spending the summer months making your garden into a seasonal haven to relax and entertain in when the weather is nice, your outside space can start to look a little abandoned and neglected in the colder climate.
Even if you're not planning on spending time outdoors during the winter, you still want to keep your garden looking tidy to admire through your window, and keep on top of the upkeep to save a huge job as the weather turns warmer.
Here, we've put together a few tips to make sure you can enjoy your garden during the winter months as much as you do during the summer.
Gardens are a lovely place to spend time relaxing.
But a well kept garden isn't just welcoming for people: It's also a great way to attract wildlife. Not only does this make it a welcoming place for natural animals, it can also improve your own garden enjoyment. You can spend hours watching the wildlife flock to your yard.
So, what steps can you take to attract more wildlife to your garden? Here are our top tips.
With summer just around the corner, the weather getting warmer and the nights drawing out, now is the time when many of us start to spend more time outdoors. But how can you improve the appearance and environment of your garden and make it a more pleasurable place to be?
Here are some suggestions for easy ways to improve your garden and enjoy spending time in it this summer...