Why Have a Greenhouse?

11 March 2013

Greenhouses. Where to start. Big? Small? Wood? Aluminium? Glass? Plastic?

I was all set to browse the web to give you an in-depth guide as to what to look for in a greenhouse. Then, as luck would have it, I stumbled across an informative blog I’d forgotten Jack had written a couple of years ago entitled Jack’s Greenhouse Guide which details all the main points you need to consider. So that’s made my life a whole lot easier.

It got me thinking though. Why have a greenhouse at all? Well, lots of reasons really.

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Worthwhile Garden Improvements – 3 of the Best

4 March 2013

In our homes we are always looking for the best ways to improve the look and also valuation of it, and it should be no different within the garden. Especially with the economy the way it is right now in Britain it is essential that we make improvements that are worthwhile. In today’s article I intend on giving you 3 of the best, worthwhile garden improvements for your home.

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Garden Entertainment Ideas For Your Children

21 February 2013

If you’re blessed with a garden and a potentially growing family, you may be wondering how you can really make the most of your space – both within and outside of your home.

There is no hiding from the fact that many children simply love playing outdoors, often in all weathers and to the dismay of their parents! This is why garden entertainment is one way of really sprucing up your space and making it more child-friendly.

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Metal Sheds vs Wooden Sheds: What Type of Sheddie are You?

17 February 2013

Help. I’m facing a dilemma that so many face at one time or another. I’m just not sure which way to turn. Sleepless nights, anxiety, lack of support from a husband who just doesn’t seem to understand my predicament. I need to resolve this problem soon before it drives me to distraction.

Should we get a metal garden shed or is a wooden shed better?

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Have We Found Your Perfect Garden Shed Match?

13 February 2013

Is there something missing in your life? Are you tired of searching for the perfect ‘one’? Are you wanting some stability, security or dependability? The ideal one to share your lifetime with? To be by your side whatever the weather?

Then look no further. Jack’s here to help. He appreciates with your busy lives you don’t have time to spend hours looking for ‘the right one’ so let Jack play cupid to give you the best possible chance of finding your perfect match.

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Who Needs Kylie When You’ve Got a Mini-Greenhouse

30 November 2012

“Hark the herald angels sing!”…..I’ve finally got the presents for the children sorted. Father Christmas has his sack packed and I’m pretty much there.

Just the rest of the family to buy Christmas presents for now!

But where to start? I suppose my husband really should be at the top of the Christmas present list. But what do you get a husband who is married to everything he could possibly want in his life?!!

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Have Fun Getting the Playhouse Down the Chimney

20 November 2012

There’s a lot about Christmas I really love; family get togethers, too much food and wine, excited children.

But there’s a lot about Christmas I really dread; family get togethers, too much food and wine, excited children.

And being a mum and Father Christmas all rolled into one, having to choose a mountain of Christmas presents for the kids (let alone the expense) brings me out in a cold sweat. Tangerines, annuals and chocolate coins don’t swing it like they used to. (Still, at least I know what my husband wants gift wrapped for Christmas – and that’s free!)

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Did the Earth Move For You Too?

7 November 2012

All this talk of Michelle Obama’s aspirations for the good life with her 1,100 square foot vegetable ‘patch’ in the Whitehouse back garden inspired my husband and me to come up with various uses for vegetables the other night – as you do when the kids have gone to bed. And it was then I suddenly had a eureka moment.

Now, before I let you in on my fabulous idea you may see a theme developing following my earlier fruit picking blog. But suffice it to say this is my concession to healthy living and a very good one it is too I might add!

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No Fireworks Tonight, Darling

30 October 2012

No, it can’t be. Not that time of year again already. It only feels like yesterday I was frolicking through fields picking buttercups….

But there really is no escaping it now and I have to face the fact that the clocks go back soon. Although an extra hour in bed in the morning will be welcome. Ah, yes, we have kids, that’s not going to happen.

Then before we know it, we’ll be carving pumpkins, trick or treating, toasting (or is it burning?) marshmallows on the bonfire, scorching fingers on sparklers and attempting to keep our fireworks vertical and from not flying horizontally through our fence into the neighbours’ garden (my husband has been banned from lighting a firework ever again!).

Then before we know it, we’ll be carving pumpkins, trick or treating, toasting (or is it burning?) marshmallows on the bonfire, scorching fingers on sparklers and attempting to keep our fireworks vertical and from not flying horizontally through our fence into the neighbours’ garden (my husband has been banned from lighting a firework ever again!).

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Keeping Your Car in the Garage – That’s So Yesterday…!

19 October 2012

7.30am Sunday morning, I was up and dressed and out of the house on my way to the gym – impressed hey? But despite my good intentions I fell at the first hurdle; it was a frosty morning and my car was frozen. I couldn’t find the scraper and I didn’t want to risk the wrath of my neighbours by leaving the car engine running at that time on a Sunday morning. So I made a hasty retreat indoors.

It got me thinking and I’ve come up with the perfect solution to deal with frosty mornings – I’m going to get my husband to build a garage. That way I won’t have to worry about waking the neighbours on my early morning visits to the gym (while they last!).

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