Getting the garden ready for summer

Body warmer

Can you believe that Christmas has been and gone already? We’re into a new year and that also means we’re heading into the warmer weather, although I think we may still have a little while to wait before we can put our sun cream back on! Is it just me that has a huge stash of sun cream in their bathroom cupboard? One thing that I always look forward to at the start of a new year is making plans for the year ahead. This usually involves plans for my blog and work life, as well my own personal plans,… [Read More]

The vegetable patch in our garden

Growing your own food is one of the easiest, most enjoyable things you can do in your spare time. What’s ever better is getting your children involved too. For me growing our food is a wonderful way of teaching my children where the food we eat comes from. Many children, toddlers especially, have an understanding that their food comes from the supermarket, but they don’t actually know where the supermarkets get the food from.  R and M, our three year old twins, understand that some foods come from underground such as potatoes and carrots, and that some food such as… [Read More]

Compost Direct Review

The first day of Spring has been and gone so that means it’s time to get busy in the garden and start sowing some seeds! I tried and failed miserably last year to grow some vegetables, but I didn’t research what I needed to do and then went on holiday forgetting all about my seeds and needless to say they didn’t grow. This year will be different! I have a better understanding of what I need to do! Compost Direct very kindly sent me two 30l grow bags, one 60L vegetable compost bag, one 60L multipurpose compost bag and a premier… [Read More]