Tag - summer

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7 Fun Allotment Projects to Do with Kids This Summer

Balancing an allotment with busy family life can be a challenge at the best of times, but as the summer holidays approach it can be even harder to carve out the time needed to keep on top of all that weeding and planting. Don’t despair though, you can kill two birds with one stone (not literally, obviously) by putting your tireless tykes to work in the garden. Not only will it get them plenty of fresh air, but they’re bound [...]

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Water-Saving Tips for Lush Green Lawns

The rainclouds might only have stopped long enough to recharge and re-double their efforts, but we’re undoubtedly hurtling towards a hosepipe ban and a supposed ‘drought’ in the coming months. Even though it can seem cruel to be deprived of the hosepipe after a long cold winter waiting to get back in the garden, we’ve got to relent and accept any incoming bans. (more…)

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Chatting Cider with Two Thirsty Gardeners

We recently met up with the guys from Two Thirsty Gardeners, Rich and Nick, to discuss our joint love of gardening. As their focus is largely growing fruits and flowers to turn into alcoholic beverages, and because the summer is well on its way, we decided to ask them a few questions about our favourite sun-kissed tipple – cider. What inspired your love of the outdoors, gardening and cider? We both grew up in villages spending a lot of time outside [...]