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Three Doors at RHS Chelsea that all Kids will Love

I visited the Chelsea Flower Show in London yesterday.  If you are in the UK you will know that the papers and television have been overflowing with reviews of it.  The show certainly lived up to expectations.  I arrived as the gates opened at 8.00am which allowed for a quiet first hour and enabled me to take photos without […]

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CBeebies, Gardening and Mr Bloom’s Nursery

At the beginning of last year I wrote a piece on the blog about CBeebies and Gardening.  The BBC has now applied even more creativity to its childrens’ programming and produced an entertaining veggie puppet show with Mr Bloom’s Nursery.  Its worth a watch even if you don’t have kids – well a short watch.  […]

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Happy First Birthday. Garden Stars of the Year

We have had a great first year on the blog. When I asked my son what he had enjoyed most about our garden, without any hesitation he listed the following:- Digging. Looking at the vegetables and feeling how heavy they were. Eating the vegetables. Finding ‘bones’ in the soil. Gardens are great spaces to reflect […]

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Gardening Helps to Grow your Children.

 Get gardening with your children and give them skills they will use for the rest of their lives. All of us committed to children’s gardening know that it helps to promote a healthy and active life style. New research by the Royal Horticultural Society shows that it can also improve confidence, resilience and self-esteem. […]

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HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW 2010: GARDENS FOR CHILDREN

When I visit gardens I am always on the look out for ideas that will get children playing and really looking at their environment. This year there was lots on offer at the Hampton Court Flower Show.  A garden which aims to raise awareness of overactive bladders may not be an obvious candidate for having […]

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Eco Friendly Pots

Recently I have seen snippets of information on the web about coir pots. Last week I spotted some for sale at my local garden centre. RHS Wisley is also selling herbs grown in them. So I thought I’d give them a try. I think they are great and what’s more so does my five year […]

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Children’s Gardening: Ready, Steady, Grow

It is World Book Day today so I thought I would review my most recent gardening book – The Royal Horticultural Society’s Ready, Steady, Grow – Quick and Easy Gardening Projects. There were no reviews on Amazon when I ordered it so I was not quite sure what to expect. It is 80 pages in […]

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