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Putting the garden to bed with children

Putting the garden to bed with children

As the days begin to shorten and a frost is in the air, there’s no escaping the fact that the summer’s over and the garden is starting its long slow slide into autumn and winter. There’s always a bit of a sad feel about this time of year – but children can feel it worse than most, the six month wait for spring seems like an eternity. The good news is, the coming of colder weather doesn’t have to spell…

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10 reasons to get children involved in gardening

10 reasons to get children involved in gardening

We have all heard that being outside in the fresh air has amazing health benefits. We have also heard that planting flowers can be therapeutic. But did you know that gardening has amazing developmental benefits for children? Here are ten amazing reasons to get children gardening; Engages All the Senses Children learn best when engaging all their senses. With gardening, kids can touch and feel the dirt (the bit they enjoy the most), seeds and flowers, see the vibrant colors…

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The green, green artificial grass of home

The green, green artificial grass of home

I sometimes wonder if we actually have a dog or a rabbit. My back garden looks like it’s had a plough go across it. My gorgeous 2 year old Labrador does love to have a dig. We’ve tried filling in holes with bricks, filling in with mud and putting new grass seed down but nothing works. The front garden she never touches but the back garden is destroyed. We have looked at several different options. The replanting option we have…

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