Give Your Garden A New Lease Of Life This Summer

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As we all begin to enjoy the sweltering summer days and spend more hours outdoors, ice cream in hand, relaxing on a lounger in the back garden, we may scan the area in front of us and realise just how out of control we have let the foliage become. Weeds are venturing up between the patio slabs, the creeper running along the fence now has a life of its own, and the conifers at the rear are beginning to block any natural light from entering the home. It’s time to act to save your garden from a summer of overgrowth and misery. Take a look at these ways in which you can give your garden a new lease of life this season. Read more

Don’t Let Your Outdoor Space Go To Waste

Don't Let Your Outdoor Space Go To Waste

So many homeowners forget about their gardens, and it’s a crying shame. It’s understandable, of course. Maintaining a garden is exhausting, and the longer you leave it untouched and neglected, the less you feel inclined to go out there and improve its appearance; nature starts to reclaim the lawn, and nobody likes the idea of tackling such a strenuous and time-consuming job. Of course, if you keep on top of the job in the first place then you won’t have to worry about that. The key is to create a pretty garden so that you have an incentive to regularly maintain it. If you’re wondering what you could do to put your outdoor space to better use then here are some helpful tips. Read more

Outdoor Ornaments To Grace Any Garden

Decorating the inside of your home is nice and easy. Most people have a good idea of what they’d like from the rooms inside their home before they start, making this job simple compared to a lot of design. As you complete the inside of your home, it’s likely that you’ll start to feel very good about it. Yet, there is still one area which you haven’t worked on; the garden. To help you out with this area of your home, this post will be going through some of the ornamentation you can use to make it unique to you while avoiding tacky items. Read more

Spring garden inspiration | Wish list

Spring garden inspiration with Fishpools

April is here, spring is upon us, which means lots of long days spent in the garden are ahead. With Jacob being at school now, and Noah now going to nursery for three mornings a week, I will also have the garden all to myself for a few hours a week – heaven! Well, I will be sharing it with a dog now, also…

We moved into this house one and a half years ago, and have done quite a bit of work on the garden already; but, we still don’t have it near where we want it. I know we will get there eventually though, and I hope we can put some work into it this summer, so it is all ready for us to enjoy completely next year! Read more

A Garden Makeover and Growing Our Own

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When we moved into our new (to us) home last September we knew we had a lot of work to do, both in the house and with the land outside. We inherited a lot of land (including two gardens and another large grassed area), but unfortunately came a lot of junk too which we are still trying to clear – I imagine we will still be doing that this time next year! The main thing I wanted to sort out though was the back garden, as the back door is the one we use most so it is a focal point, and it’s where we relax and the boys play so it was important to me to get it looking nice and have a garden makeover.

It was a bit of a mess but we are slowly getting there. As I have never had my own garden to look after and make pretty, it took me a while to find my green fingers, but they have appeared and I am loving it now! I love going to the garden centre for plants, and we have started growing fruit and vegetables too. Though, that is only in containers and a mini greenhouse at the moment as we still have a little area to sort out for growing more veg.  Read more