Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Hi everyone. Did you know that this week is National Tree Week? Well, now you do! I like trees A LOT and they do lots of good in our gardens. This blog post is all about trees - why they are important, how to plant and water your new trees, ideas for trees suitable for suburban gardens and a little bit about pests (no, not me!) So read on and learn lots of new facts about trees such as planting in a square hole (a round tree in a square hole, whatever next?)...


Monday, 18 November 2013

Fir Trade!

I am soooo excited. You may have noticed Santa is busy getting ready for Christmas and is making lots of appearances at garden centres, shopping centres and even on trains! There is only five weeks to go so you better get your letters written and brush up on your good behaviour. One of my favourite things about Christmas is the tree, especially trying to climb it! There are lots of questions about whether a real or artificial tree is better for the environment, which variety of real tree to get, how to stop the needles falling off etc. So as usual, I'm at hand to answer all your questions as well as give you a little Christmas Tree decoration project to do...

Daddy and I with a real Christmas tree

Monday, 11 November 2013

Hurrah for The Helix!

If you are a regular reader you will know that I like to take M&D out on visits to gardens and outdoor attractions. This weekend we visited The Helix which is very close to where we live. The Helix is more than just a park. A large area around Falkirk and Grangemouth in Central Scotland has been transformed and there are many more exciting plans going forward. As usual we have taken lots of photographs so we can share how wonderful this place is and tell you a bit about our visit...

The Kelpies

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Leaf It To Me!

Autumn's here hurrah! I love Autumn as I get to put on my cosy coat and winter boots and kick around all the leaves in the garden! There are lots of pretty colours in our garden just now whether it's the leaves on the trees or plants such as Sedum coming into flower. Plus Autumn means exciting times like Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night. Now, as I mentioned, the leaves are falling thick and fast now so I thought I would share with you five things you can do with leaves in the garden as well as some pictures of common leaves for you to try and spot when you are out an about. I also have a very wonderful art project you can do with leaves...

Here are some leaves I found in the garden