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Adding a little comfort and luxury to your garden

Adding a little comfort and luxury to your garden

We have been working hard on updating this house over the past 8 months, I still can't believe we have only been here 8 months. What with all the work that needs doing, including the garden, it is nice to just have a place to sit in comfort and relax. We have been adding a little comfort here and there, including a bean bag armchair. VIEW the POST

5 top tips to get the garden ready, Winter is coming

5 top tips to get the garden ready, Winter is coming

Yes, I had to throw in a little Game of Thrones reference there. It’s a prominent issue for any gardener though! With Winter coming we need to get our gardens ready for the colder weather and all the elements. Get rid of those dead plants, plant bulbs ready for Spring and give the garden that general tidy up. I love being in the garden and learning what to do over the seasons is really interesting.VIEW the POST

Tiger grow along: growing our own

We were recently sent a great parcel of goodies from Tiger Box, including a nice Tiger box and some seedcell herb seeds to plant. It was a fantastic kit, we especially loved how easy it was to use the seedcells, tear and dip into the soil. The Tiger Grow Along project is designed to make it easy to grow herbs and encourage you to get planting. It worked with us.

#constantgarden: The summer blooms

#constantgarden: The summer blooms

It is summer and the flowers are beginning to bloom, there are some brilliant colours opening up in the garden at the moment and we are trying again with the little sunflowers as the last batch were eaten by slugs - I am prepared this time, I bought slug pellets (safe ones mind you). VIEW the POST

#constantgarden: Growing sunflowers week 4

#constantgarden: Growing sunflowers week 4

Week 4 has seen a complete turn in events for my little sunflower seeds, out of batch 2 there are what looks like 2 survivors and even they look doubtful to grow any larger. I transferred them to these  bigger pots yesterday and they clearly didn't like them. VIEW the POST

#constantgarden: Growing sunflowers week 3

#constantgarden: Growing sunflowers week 3

Well its week 3 and I am deeply shocked at what I saw this week: out of the 4 seedlings that survived, once put into the garden to get some more sunlight only 1 has managed to see it through to week 3. The others have literally disappeared - but how? VIEW the POST

#constantgarden: Growing sunflowers week 2

#constantgarden: Growing sunflowers week 2

I am sincerely glad I purchased the propagator, or "mini greenhouse" as I like to call it, it has done the Sunflowers the world of good and they are growing really nicely. We have 2 batches of them growing in there now, some 2 weeks old and some a few days old and it is great to see them flourishing.VIEW the POST

#constantgarden: My first batch of greenhouse seedlings

#constantgarden: My first batch of greenhouse seedlings

I read somewhere that Calendula flowers were quite hardy and easy to grow, for a beginner, like me. So I got a packet of seeds and thought I would give it a whirl. My very first greenhouse project, I planted them a few weeks back in little pots and they have been growing in the greenhouse ever since. VIEW the POST

#constantgarden: Growing our own sun flower plants

#constantgarden: Growing our own sun flower plants

We love being in the garden, since moving into our new house we seem to be out there every single day as we just love gardening. We were sent some sun flower seeds, pots and useful garden tools recently as part of a competition to grow our own sun flower plants, after successfully sorting the greenhouse I thought it was about time that we put the little space to good use. VIEW the POST