Different soil types and what you can grow in them

A good gardener will know exactly what soil they have in their garden and pots, and which plants like the different types – because if they don’t, they risk disaster at worst or poor growth at best. It’s important to know the different soil types and what you can grow in them, because your soil provides food, water, aeration and structure to your plants. Those soils may look similar, they might even sometimes feel similar, but their characteristics can vary enormously, based on the size and texture of the particles and the chemical composition. There is more information on this […]

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What Brings me Absolute Joy?

Each day I wake up to the same routine for two weeks in a row; Aj needs his specific morning routine and breakfast ready for him. My youngest needs his scrambled eggs or toast or cereal whatever he finally decides upon after 15 minutes of being indecisive. My daughter, the eldest of three, wakes up groggy but always has a slight smile on her face when she gets a hug from Mama. Each morning I wake up to children happy, healthy and thankful for their Mama who wakes up each day bringing them joy, but what I get in return […]

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Architectural Landscapes in your Back Garden

Almost every homeowner dreams of having a architectural landscape in their back garden. Landscape design is now more popular than ever, with some very exciting trends to look forward to this year. It doesn’t matter whether you are attempting to do it yourself or leave it to the professionals; it’s about bringing out the best of what your garden has to offer. Here we look at the top landscaping trends you should consider to make you back garden stand out this year. Eco-Friendly Designs Now that the economy is finally getting back on track, people are ready to start investing […]

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The Ultimate Gardening Calendar

It may be winter, and you may not want to be in the out in the cold harsh weather, but now is the time to begin thinking about your garden! Get ahead in the winter months to ensure your garden flourishes this summer. You can even get kids involved in growing their own vegetables and allow them to have their own section where they can see their hard work blossom in to something beautiful. Use the following graphic to ensure you are on the right path and get your gardening calendar organised… Brought to you by Spalding Bulb

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The Ability To Landscape, Because you Own a Home

The best part about us moving in together into a new home for us all is that it’s a home that is owned, not rented. That means we can all have fun landscaping and growing plants that we want to keep forever. The first step we took was to work on the front yard where there were fern type plants grown and old mulch. We placed new mulch and weeded out the ferns best we could to make the appearance POP more than it was doing with old, worn out mulch and weeds through out. Later on we decided to […]

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Looking After Your Lawn In Winter

After the final harvest, it feels like it’s time for your garden to fall asleep. Many gardeners will be turning their attention to the indoor plants and making sure they pull through winter. Big mistake. Keep one eye on your lawn as the days get colder, because your job’s not done yet! Here’s how to look after your garden during winter. Plant Your Perennials As other people hit the shops to buy Christmas prezzies, you’ll be driving to your local gardening centre. Here you can get your perennials on clearance. They might look a little hard-done-by at this time of […]

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MIRACLE-GRO® Kids Windowsill Greenhouse Giveaway

The Miracle-Gro® Kids Windowsill Greenhouse provides an optimal environment for indoor seed starting, as it helps trap the warmth and energy of sunlight that seeds need to germinate. The Windowsill Greenhouse features the Miracle-Gro® Gro-Pod™ system designed to make gardening fun and easy and an illustrated Gro-Chart™ to help kids learn about plant life cycles and photosynthesis. Adult supervision recommended. Teaching Kids About Gardening There is a reason I am hosting this giveaway, I firmly believe that every kid needs to learn a bit about gardening. You see, back in the old days my father and uncles were working on […]

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Teach Gardening to Kids with Miracle-Gro® Kids

One of the things I really want to instill within my children, and learn more about myself, is gardening. Having never had a garden growing up and never having one of my own in my adult years, I want to start learning how to live off of my own food and the land. Gardening is a great way to start. Thankfully Miracle-Gro Kids is a great tool for me to use for the munchkins, these are fun but serious sets, meaning they truly teach kids how to take care of plants and vegetables from seed to plant, but in a […]

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Collecting Tadpoles on a Warm Spring Day #YesMemory

We were spoiled with some really warm, almost Summer type weather last week and so to the pond is where I headed with the kids and sometimes even alone. You see, I grew up with this pond, catching bullfrogs, regular frogs, salamanders and more. I love the outdoors and I love water life especially tadpoles and salamanders. Apparently all three of my kids have a love for the pond much to my approval! The good news is, they do not ever go near the pond without an adult, love that they respect the rules too. We were able to capture […]

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Making Windows Prettier With Window Boxes

I know I want a good view when I look out of the window in my home and I am thinking the best way to make the view even better is to have some window boxes with beautiful flowers planted in them. Another idea I have had in the past was to use a windowbox to plant herbs in. I think that would be an easy way to monitor and water a small herb garden, right? I love flowers, I actually wrote a guest post recently about the wild flowers my sons always pick me after a long and challenging day […]

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