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How To Get Your Kids Gardening

Before you call in the landscaping experts in Lancashire, a garden isn’t always a great place to let the children roam - however, once you’ve created your perfect outside space with our help, it’s not only a great place for them to play, but also to get involved in your gardening and nurture a love of nature. If you need some tips to get your kids from behind their screens and out enjoying your garden space, BT.com have some great ideas for how to involve them in garden work.   Grow their own Getting your little one a little plant of their own to look after is a great way to start imparting responsibilities. Something small and easy to care for like a marigold or a sunflower would be a great starter plant, and help them...

40% Of Brits Grow Their Own!

As lovely as a flower garden looks and smells throughout the year, there’s nothing quite like setting yourself up with a little vegetable or herb garden, something that has a bit more use perhaps than just being very beautiful. There’s an awful lot of satisfaction to be had in sitting down to a delicious supper of food that you’ve grown yourself, and it seems that there are many Brits out there who have woken up to this idea. New research from Direct Line’s SELECT Premier Insurance has found that 40 per cent of us – an impressive 10.9 million households – are now growing their own produce, with herbs and fruit ever so slightly more popular than veggies. While there may be a bit of an investment to make in getting your garden ready for growing...

Top Tips For Growing Cut Flowers

If you love having beautiful blooms in your home as well as in your garden, it is worth exploring how you could cultivate flowers in your outdoor space that are also suitable to be cut and used in arrangements indoors. Writing for the Northern Echo, Jenny Needham explained that it’s relatively easy to establish a cutting garden of your own - and that you don’t necessarily need lots of space. She noted that the cheapest way to do this is to grow your flowers from seed, which means you will need a greenhouse or similar space where you can start to cultivate the plants during the winter. One of her pieces of advice is to stagger sowing the seeds to ensure that not all of your blooms are ready for cutting at the same time. Get...

Garden Named As One Of The Top Desired Features For Homebuyers

The housing market is stiff competition at the moment and there are a disproportionate number of homebuyers compared with properties for sale. However, those who are searching for a new place to live are being very selective over the features they want in their dream home. And among the most popular ‘must-haves’ is a garden, with 69 per cent of homebuyers looking for a house with some outdoor space. According to GoCompare Home Insurance’s recent survey, this is the fourth highest in-demand feature from homebuyers. It follows secure doors and windows, with 74 per cent requesting this, and double-glazing, with 80 per cent of homebuyers ruling out properties without energy-efficient windows. The most popular must-have is central heating, as 82 per cent of people want this in their dream property. Ben Wilson, spokesperson for GoCompare Home Insurance,...

Chelsea Flower Show Tackles Plastic And Pollution

If you're in the process of landscaping your garden in Lancashire, there's one event each year we all wait for to hear about the latest and greatest garden trends: the Chelsea Flower Show. This year, it takes place on the 22nd - 26th May, and this year is sure to be spectacular. The focus of this year's show gardens will be regarding pollution, and more specifically the problem of plastic, which has dominated headlines over the past year. According to ITV News, displays at this year's Royal Horticultural Society event will focus on urban green spaces and how they deal with all kinds of issues – including air pollution and more severe weather conditions, linked to global warming. One garden display, The Pearlfisher Garden, designed by John Warland, is looking at the specific issue of...