Monday, 22 August 2016

Dinna Dinna Dinna Dinna Bat Night!

It's International Bat Night this weekend (27/28 August) so don your best super hero costumes and get outside and do some bat spotting. Here are why bats are important (including my own favourite reason for loving them!) and how you can help them...




Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Flower Power

I was recently sent a lovely flower pressing kit by my buddies at BigJigs to review. As an expert flower grower I had plenty of choice of pretty flowers to pick in the garden and see how they looked once they pressed. Read on to see what I thought of the flower press and what you can make from your pressed flowers...

A pressed cirsium looks like a funny moustache! 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

"The Children's Garden" - a book review by Lulu Burt

Hey y'all. I am always on the look-out for new ideas for things to do outside in the garden. You may have read my recent blog which had 19 Great Ideas for Summer Fun In The Garden. Well, now I have even more ideas to share with you thanks to a great new book called "The Children's Garden" by Matthew Appleby.


I am so excited about my new book I can't open my eyes!

Monday, 11 July 2016

19 Great Ideas for Summer Fun in the Garden

The summer holidays are stretching hazily out far in front of us. There's no school (nursery) for weeks and weeks. There will be late nights and long lies. Playing with friends. Days out. Picnics. Now, I don't want to be hearing any murmurs of "Muuuuuuuuum, I'm bored". The garden is your oyster and I have loads of cool things for you to do outdoors this summer....


Have fun in the garden this summer

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Strawberry Fields Forever

I had a lovely weekend playing at farm parks with my friends. I had two favourite parts - one was horse-riding for the first time with my friend Georgia; the other was strawberry picking with my BFF Euan. Here's a little story about it along with some strawberry facts, an awesome tip from my clever Mummy to make your strawbs' last longer and a strawberry craft idea for the summer holidays...


I've only got eyes for yummy strawberries!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Chalkboard Planter: The Perfect Gift for Your Teacher

As school holidays beckon, it's time to say thank you to our wonderful teachers for all their help and care over the last year. But are you fed up with the same old gifts for teachers? Are you feeling crafty and want something special and personal to give. Well, here is my step by step guide to a great idea which combine crafts and plants, my favourite things!


A unique chalkboard planter for my lovely teacher Mrs Sneddon

Monday, 20 June 2016

We're Going On A Bug Hunt

This week is National Insect Week so there is NO better time to get outdoors and go on a bug hunt. Not sure where to start? Well, read on to find out how to go bug hunting and some great kit to use...


A bug hotel, there's got to be LOTS of bugs living here!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Foody: Time to Plant

Back in February, we introduced you to the Foody, a revolutionary new way to allow you to plant a wide range of fruit and veg in the tiniest of spaces. In February it was only warm enough to build it and get used to how it worked and make plans for what we would plant in it one sunny day. Well, that sunny day has finally arrived so here is how the Foody looks planted up and what we think of it so far...


Our Foody, all planted up and looking great!

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Grass-ias

We all want the perfect lawn in our gardens. A lovely, flat, weed-free, green space for playing and lounging on. But it isn't very easy to achieve with all the weeds flying about and our wet weather and heavy soils. But, to help you get closer to that dream, I have collated my top tips for a lovely lawn this summer...


Lulu loves lounging on a lovely lawn! 

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Sow Sow Yummy!

The sun is shining (or at least it was when I wrote this, it is probably snowing now knowing Scotland!) so it's the perfect time to sow your veg in the garden. Don't know what to do? Well, lucky I am here to show you how and to tell you about some wonderful tools I used along the way...

Soon you could have a barrow full of amazing leeks just like mine!