Monday, 27 March 2017

Archerfield Willow Walk & Fairy Garden

We were recently in East Lothian for a long weekend so popped into Archerfield Walled Garden on the recommendation of a friend. Whilst the walled garden was getting a lot of work done so there wasn't a lot to see, we had a lovely walk round the fairy garden and willow walk. Here are some of our highlights and why it's worth a visit...


Monday, 13 March 2017

5 Reasons To Grow Your Own Fruit & Veg

Sometimes people ask "Why bother growing your own? It's more hassle. Sometimes crops fail. Why not just pop along to the supermarket and get your ready picked, washed, convenient produce?" Well, there are lots of reasons but we've freshly picked our top five, just for you...




IT'S CHEAPER
In the current economic climate, more and more people are struggling to make ends meet. Growing your own fruit and veg is a lot cheaper than buying it fresh in the supermarket. Lots of us have our own garden or space for a few pots or there are lots of allotments available which are cheap to rent. Packets of seeds don't cost much and if you keep your eyes peeled they are often being given away for free! 



IT'S HEALTHIER
Eating fruit and veg is a great way of keeping healthy. And when we grow it ourselves it's even healthier as it couldn't be any fresher. Plus we can grow it organically and know there hasn't been any yucky pesticides sprayed all over it. Also, gardening is a great form of exercise so there's another tick in the healthy box! 



IT'S TASTIER
It's genuinely true that what we grow ourselves tastes better. The tomatoes that we grow in our own garden couldn't survive in a supermarket as they have such fine skins and are bursting with juiciness. Fruit and veg starts to deteriorate as soon as it's picked so the quicker you can get it into your tummies the better. Raspberries don't even make it to the house in our garden, they are in our tummies within two seconds of being picked! 




IT'S BETTER FOR THE PLANET
By not relying on supermarkets as much, we are reducing carbon emissions by requiring less trucks which have to transport fruit and veg many miles to get from the grower to the supermarket and then to our homes. There's also no packaging required to get your potatoes or carrots from your veg patch to your house. And no chemicals required to grow them if you grow organically. 



IT'S FUN!
We all know that being outdoors and getting dirty is a lot of fun! Doctor's are even prescribing gardening as therapy these days. So get outdoors, dig over a section of your garden and see how much fun it is to see fruit and veg growing from teeny tiny seeds which eventually are big enough for us to eat. Amazing!  



So why not choose at least one new vegetable or fruit to try growing this year and see what you think...

Lulu & Tilda xx 

Monday, 20 February 2017

The Perfect Outdoor Party!

You may have heard recently, it was pretty big news, I had my 5th birthday! Yes, I am FIVE! To celebrate me and a few of my besties had a woodland party. If you are looking for something pretty cool to do for your next birthday then read on...


On the hunt...

Monday, 13 February 2017

Make Your Own Fairy Door

All good gardens have fairies living in them. As expert gardeners, we know a thing or two about fairies too. So we thought that we would share some of our knowledge with you and show you a really easy and cheap way to make your own fairy door and make sure fairies come to live in your garden too...




Monday, 23 January 2017

Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

It's the Big Garden Bird Watch this weekend, 28-30 January, so get your bird feeders filled, find a good window to sit at, a nice cup of cosy milk (or tea if you prefer) and get watching! I love hanging out with my feathered friends. Daddy and I went to Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre recently for their Winter Birds workshop so we have some top tips to share with you on caring for your garden birds...


A robin hanging out on our garden globe

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Lulu's Review of 2016

Now that Santa's been and we are almost in 2017, it's time to have a quick look back at what's been happening in 2016. What was your favourite thing in 2016? Here are a few of my top picks, from best books and products to best places I visited...


Having fun outdoors was the most important part of 2016!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Trees: Real or Fake?

We're getting ready to rock around the Christmas tree but if you haven't already bought yours, are you wondering whether to go for real versus fake? Do you know just how environmentally friendly a real tree actually is and how it compares to a fake one? We have all the facts plus how to get rid of your real tree in an environmentally friendly way. Read on...




Monday, 21 November 2016

Lulu & Tilda's Kids Gardening Gift Ideas 2016

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh. Oh, hi there, just getting in the Christmas spirit! How's your Christmas shopping going? Still need some cool ideas for the little ones in your life who like getting outdoors? Well, you're in luck as we have done the hard work for you and brought to you our TWELVE favourite Christmas gifts they might want to ask Santa for this year...


Merry Christmas from Lulu & Tilda xx


Monday, 7 November 2016

Super Spotter: Lulu's Lovely Leaves

Tilda and I went for a lovely autumnal walk through the woods this weekend and had loads of fun kicking the leaves and finding acorns and conkers. There were LOADS of different types of trees on our walk but sometimes it's hard to know which tree is which. So here is Super Spotter: Lulu's Lovely Leaves, so you can always know what trees you're spotting when you are out and about...

Tilda & I having an Autumn stroll

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Autumn Craft Ideas

Everywhere we go just now there are lovely autumn jewels to find which are perfect for making crafts. From conkers to acorns, pine cones to leaves, read on for some great ideas of things to make when you are tired out from jumping on leaf piles! 

Autumn crafts are heaps of fun