gardening

I’m Not Raising Root Bound Kids | – Foster Parents Article

I partly paid my way through college by working a job on the grounds crew. In the Georgia heat I learned about the pain of fire ant bites, the strength of kudzu that can only be hacked back with a machete, and I learned that sometimes plants can become root bound. I have always loved gardening since I was little, but I rarely knew what I was doing. On that college grounds crew I began to add wisdom to my…

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Advert: Win a Get Out and Grow Starter Pack for your School – Parenting Twins Article

I’m a huge advocate for getting children outdoors and immersed in nature. That’s why when I heard about Get Out and Grow I knew that I wanted to spread the word! Get Out and Grow is launching an incentive encouraging students to head outside and get planting, growing and learning about where fruit and vegetables come from. When I was growing up we had a huge apple tree in our back garden. My sister and I loved climbing it, but…

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Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips – Nature Moms – Parents Article

Organic gardening is becoming more popular across the U.S. More and more people are growing foods without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. However, eco-friendly gardening can be just as valuable. Creating a garden that works with nature instead of against it can benefit both the land and the people that live on it. Below are several tips to help you get started with your eco-friendly garden. Native plants are already adapted to your climate. Planting species that naturally occur in your…

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Using Weeds to Stop Erosion – Parents Article

Our soil is under attack from a number of different sources, some of which are wearing it down. One of those problems is top-soil erosion. As the wind and water bear down on the surface of Earth, it creates any number of problems for the rest of the world. While it is a normal process, it is nonetheless a process that is having a number of different effects, some of which we need to find ways to arrest. The most…

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Getting my garden ready for summer with Love your Garden expert Katie Rushworth and Tesco – Single Mum, Parents Article

Last week I was lucky enough to get some gardening advice from Katie Rushworth from ITV’s Love your Garden who gave me some top tips on getting the garden ready for summer.  It’s not very often you get the opportunity for a professional gardener cast an eye over your garden, so I was very excited to see what she might say about mine.   We were meant to talk on the phone, but due to our work commitments we decided…

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Making slow progress in the garden – Single Mum, Parents Article

Well, since my last post about the garden I’ve kept to my word and done 20-30 minutes gardening a day.  It’s about the right amount of time to fit in with everything else, but still have an impact on the garden. I’ve tided the curved border, and cleared out quite a few of the hellebores – they had taken over the whole border!  I’ve planted three lupins, plus some irises and a couple of other plants (the names of them…

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