My Garden Bucket List Top 5, Spring 2018

There are some lovely garden buys this Spring and there are many that I have my eye on! All would look fabulous in the Old House Garden  or in any garden for that matter! I would love to buy all of these and although at the moment we are saving for the extension, I can still look! Here are my garden bucket list top 5 items Spring 2018.

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Six on Saturday: It’s all about a little touch of sunshine!

Hello everyone and I’m a little late with my Six on Saturday but we have been ultra busy today. We have visited RHS Cardiff this morning, had lunch at Tredegar House on our way home, had a quick look at the house and gardens and then home for some gardening in this glorious sunshine! It’s been 17 degrees this afternoon in Wiltshire so we felt energised to get in the garden for the last few hours of the afternoon.

If you are unfamiliar with the meme, Six on Saturday, take a look at The Propagator Blog for the participant guide.

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Six on Saturday: Spring is here!

Here are my Six on Saturday and finally, Spring is here! We have enjoyed some Spring sunshine this week after such a cold spell. The garden is waking quickly now and you can see the growth each day. I have been busy weeding, mulching and sowing seeds this week. It’s been a busy time as we have also finished the wildlife pond.

If you would like to join in with this weekly meme started over at The Propagator, take a look here.

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Creating a Wildlife Pond in the Old House Garden

We started this project in February when we decided to move the Building that the cats slept in! Honestly, that was all the little house was used for! It also took up room and light so a new area was in order! The old pond liner has degraded so much it is full of holes so we decided to create a wildlife pond in this space. What we hadn’t expected was the cold and snowy weather we had in March which really put our plans behind. However, this Easter we have finished the wildlife pond and it looks fabulous!

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#MyGloriousGardens March Round up post: Hurry up Spring!

Welcome to the March Round up Post! I can’t believe it is almost Easter and the end of March already. The beautiful photo of the Fritillaria was taken Easter 2017 in the old house garden. I really hope this cold rain goes away soon!

We had 20 link ups this month which is absolutely fabulous! We also had a winner for the competition and that was Joshua from 30daysofwildparenting.  Well done Joshua! Your prizes are on their way already!

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How gardening can provide wonderful sensory experiences for your child.

Gardening is a wonderful pass time for many people but it can be associated with retired people with time on their hands. I think this is a shame as everyone can try and enjoy gardening for its mindful moments  and connection with nature. Gardening is also a wonderfully fun and educational activity for children. As well as being these things, it can also have wonderful sensory benefits. Whether your child has a sensory need or not, gardening has many sensory benefits that will help with their overall development.

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Choosing a New Shed for the Old House Garden.

We already have a shed; it was left in the Old House garden by the previous owners. In fact, it is every Gardener’s dream shed because it was left FULL UP with garden tools, gadgets, 2 mowers and an old fashioned lawn roller! However, hubbie has more gadgets, tools and thingyme bobs in the garage and house; you name it, he has it. He is the gadget king when it comes to DIY and gardening! As the garage is coming down in a month’s time to make way for a new garage and extension, he needed a place to put these too.
A new shed was in order!

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What Can I Do To My Garden Today To Make It More Appealing When Summer Arrives?

Every garden should serve a purpose to the person or family who own it. If you’re not getting as much as you want to out of your garden, it makes sense to start thinking about changes that will serve you well when the summer garden season comes around in a few months time. Many people ask me where to start, we’ll start with what you have! There are so many changes that offer hope for your garden, so no matter how lacklustre it is right now, you can change all that.
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#MyGloriousGardens Linky Returns! Link your blog post or photo and a chance to win prizes!

Hello fellow gardeners, garden lovers and bloggers who just love the outdoors! If you also would like to take part in my give away or link up a fabulous post, keep reading! #MyGloriousGardens Linky has returned!

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Tropical Plants You Can Grow in England.

A lot of people think that, when they’re gardening in the UK, they must stick to the kind of plants and flowers that you would naturally find here, or in other countries with similar climates, but it is actually very possible to grow beautiful tropical plants in England and the rest of the UK, even with our colder climate.
If you want to create an exotic garden that looks more like a scene from the Caribbean or Southeast Asia than Cumbria or Southampton, check out these essentials:
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