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For those with children, you will all know that Peppa Pig loves to jump in muddy puddles with George and her friends. Not really too much dissimilar to our own little munchkins you will be thinking. Well for those of you that are thinking about introducing gardening to your little ones, you might want to introduce our TV friend...
Growing lettuce has always been a wonder to grow and continues to be a great family favourite. It is relatively easy to grow and will suit pretty much any back garden space all the way to a size of an allotment. By all accounts, lettuce is also a fairly quick growing crop that can be sown throughout the growing season...
There is no doubt about it that gardening is something that children love. Getting muddy, watching things grow and eating what was once a seed are just some of the magical experiences that a child can enjoy from the garden. The questions is, how do you get kids into gardening in the first place? Getting out in the garden in...
As any gardener will know, planning is a big part of the gardening year. Knowing when to sow, when to harvest and understanding successional sowing are all things that we consider. For children getting started in the garden, this will be on a smaller scale but it is great way to get them involved in understanding what makes the...
Composting is a great for any garden. There are just so many benefits that you can gleam from composting your own garden waste and some items from around the home. Some people think that composting is complicated. Let me assure you that it is not. Think of it as a sophisticated rubbish pile that you have to sort into the...
Long grass in the garden
Sometimes, we can get a little obsessed with keeping our grass nice and short in the garden. However, we couldn't be any further from what is best for the wildlife that lives in and around the garden. Now we are not saying that you need to turn your garden into a wilderness (although that would be amazing). it is simply...
This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Christmas and birthdays are a great time to get gardening gifts for children. Typically, they are a gift that keeps on giving as no matter what it is, it will provide children with skills and experiences that they will cherish forever. Many...
Child Gardening
This week marks an important week in the gardening calendar as it is National Growing for Wellbeing Week. And our own wellbeing, both physical and mental, cannot be more important than at the present moment in time.  It is estimated that 1 in 4 people will experience a form of mental health in any given year. Gardening has proven, on...
Young girl sowing seeds in flower bed
Sowing seeds for your garden really can be make or break time. It is an exciting time and no doubt you will have made some big plans on where the plants are going to go. If you are sowing vegetables, you may already be thinking about the types of meals that you will eat with your home grown vegetables. As...
Growing sunflowers is a staple of the children's garden. There is a certain type of magic with growing a sunflower. How something from such a small seed can end up as a plant that can be up to 3 metres tall! Growing Sunflowers - The Basics What you will need: Pots Multipurpose compost Sunflower seeds - some varieties for you at...