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6 Gardening ideas from Yorkshire

Gardening ideas come in all shapes and sizes. As a recent trip up to my homeland, Yorkshire, proved! Here are a few photos of some of the neat ideas and tips I picked up while enjoying a few days in the Yorkshire Dales with my family. First up... 1. Don't be sparing with your hanging baskets: Taken outside The Black Swan in Leyburn which does a great line in bountiful flora, Yorkshire ales and good tips on where to go for a quick scenic walk. 2. Paint your planters Grassington in Bloom picked a lovely vintage-looking slate green tone for theirs which really set off the...
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Date: 23 Sep 2013 12:41
Author: Becky
Tags: gardening

Homemade Hopscotch DIY

A homemade hopscotch grid like this is a great feature for a family garden and will look better and better as the years pass. Here are some instructions for a homemade hopscotch DIY. I love this idea for a home made hopscotch game. It is a neat way to introduce some fun into the garden and I know that kids and grown-ups alike won’t be able to resist having a go! If you have an area of dead space, a place where a fun pathway could be handy or an awkward corner to fill, then this is just the ticket.  It is...
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Date: 26 May 2013 17:03
Author: Becky
Tags: gardening

Fun Father's Day Gift Ideas - handmade and new designer treats!

My Dad is generally pretty difficult to buy for, and I imagine many of you are in the same boat with yours. With that in mind I thought it would be handy to round up in one place all the cool things we have that might just hit the spot for a little gift for your Pops this Father's Day. If your Dad is a fan of 60's design then this retro Robot Wall Clock is just the ticket! The design is by sixties Pop Artist Clifford Richards and we think it's a pretty cool way to tell the time. Price:...
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Date: 10 Jun 2012 22:25
Author: Becky
Tags: gardening gift ideas handmade home accessories

Outdoor life

Despite it hailing today - and having worn a coat for the past week - I still haven't quite gotten over the gorgeous warm weather we had at the end of March. There's no turning back, my heart thinks it's summer now and is yearning to be living outdoors... like this... I love this cluster of hanging tea light holders, suspended with clear fishing wire to create a romantic, informal spot of light as the sun sets. (Photo by Thomas J. Story) I dream of a beautiful garden hideaway like this for lazy summer days... it looks so peaceful, and I love how...
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Date: 11 Apr 2012 18:43
Author: Becky
Tags: gardening

Christmas Gift Ideas

With the colder weather finally starting to move in & Christmas only a few days away my thoughts are currently all about finding the perfect gift for my loved ones to show just how much I care. Now I think I have a particularly tricky set of relatives to buy for, so I thought I’d post my best ideas up here to share with other people in the same boat! Plus, if you have any great suggestions feel free to share in the comments p.s. Mum/Dad/Sisters don’t read any further!  Mum My Mum is a very appreciative recipient of gifts, so I know...
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Date: 05 Dec 2011 16:00
Author: Becky
Tags: baking gardening gift ideas