Fortunately, the lockdown for the Coronavirus has coincided with spring rather than winter so at least the days are getting longer and brighter and the weather is warming up. This makes it so much easier to spend time out of doors with your kids. Fresh air and exercise make everyone feel better and it will […]
If you have ever had to manage the aftermath of itchy mosquito bites on young children then you will know how miserable it can make them, particularly if they have been bitten multiple times. And boy is it challenging to stop them scratching that itch! You want your kids outdoors in the sunshine having fun […]
There are so many reasons to avoid the use of chemical pesticides in your garden. You might be worried about the effect toxic treatments are having on the environment You may be fearful for the health of your children and pets particularly if you are growing fruit and vegetables You might be worried about other […]
Insects can get a bit of a bad press. Creepy crawlies are not for everyone but most insects are essential to sustainable biodiversity and usually have a very important role to perform. How can insects be beneficial to the gardener? Some insects such as honey bees and bumblebees are pollinators of flowers and other garden occupants […]
Make your own homemade mosquito repellent with some of our suggested recipes In the 21st century, ecologists and biologists will tell you it’s all about the insects but don’t you just feel sometimes that all the wrong insects seem to be proliferating. The demise of the honey bee is a worldwide crisis but why is […]
Apart from the fun of growing, cultivating and harvesting which kids adore, what type of activities can be built into the seasonal learning calendar to help our kids have fun in the garden?