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18th January 2019

Tips For Starting Your Gardening Adventure

potting up plants - starting your gardening adventure

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Spending time in your garden is one of the best ways to get your daily dose of daylight and to keep active. There are many things that you can do once you’re out there, so with that in mind, we are going to take a look at what your garden wants you to do and how you can go about doing those things. These are some recommendations for you as well ideas on how to make the most of your outside space.

 

Food

 

For starters, let’s take a look at some of the food options that you can grow at home with relative ease. There will be some of you out there who are experts at planting and nurturing crops, but here we are mostly focussed on some of the easier parts of growing your own fruit and vegetables.

 

You’re going to need to start with the seeds with particular attention to their individual requirements. This could range from needing to be pot planted first before being transported to the ground, to requiring a certain type of soil or exposure to sunlight. It is important to take heed of this instructions so that you get the most out of your food growing experience. The types of food that we are talking about here include strawberries, potatoes, peas, runner beans, and salad leaves. These are all reasonably straightforward to grow in the back garden.

 

Before you do set off on the adventure of growing your own fruits and vegetables, you might want to ask yourself if you have the right equipment? You will likely need to have general garden tools and possibly even a place to start the growing process – wooden greenhouses and the like are helpful for this process.

 

colourful vegetablesPhoto by jill111 from Pixabay

 

Plants

 

In addition to growing fruits and vegetables in your garden, you should be looking to add lots of different colours and smells. One of the great joys of having your own outside space is the ability to make it look how you want it to. If you’re a fan of a certain type of flower then find different variants of it or other styles that will complement it. For example, poppy lovers can have colours ranging from red to white and even purple.

 

If it is smells you are after then you might not want to look much further than lavender. It is a reasonably straightforward plant to grow and can be surrounded by echinacea, aster, and sedum to create a beautiful arrangement. And that really is the aim of any gardener, to create something that isn’t only practical but also enjoyable. While you will have a sense of accomplishment when you are tucking into your homegrown potatoes, you are going to want to be able to have a walk around the garden to enjoy your plants.

 

Whatever you decide to do with your garden, make sure it meets your requirements. We can all be a little bit guilty of trying to think for someone else, but when it comes to your garden only your opinion matters – that is unless you are sharing it with someone else of course then you should probably consider them too!

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Alternative Holiday Destinations For 2019

It’s the time of year when we start thinking about the Summer holiday and wondering where to go this year.
While it’s nice to return to the same holiday destination year after year, sometimes it’s nicer to try something new.
Below are some alternative holiday destinations you may not have thought about.

Tours To India

If you’re the kind of person who wants more from a holiday than just a great tan, you might like a touring holiday.

Whether you want to visit iconic landmarks, marvel at the wonderful wildlife or cruise down the river Hoogly, with escorted tours to India from Jules Verne, you’ll be shown places you never knew existed.

 

Taj Mahal India

Fairy Pools – Isle of Skye

These magical pools on the Isle of Skye are becoming more and more popular as people share their holiday snaps online.
The walk to the pools is rated as a short length, medium difficulty walk that takes about 40 minutes with no stops.

Whether you want to go camping, stay at a B&B or go self-catering, there is plenty of choice on the Isle of Skye.

Alternative holiday destinations - The Fairy Pools Isle of Skye

Belize

For a more adventurous holiday, Belize is an excellent choice. You can go caving, check out Mayan temples or seek out the wildlife in one of the many nature reserves.

Snorkelling or scuba diving will take you to see the delightful underwater world in the second longest barrier reef in the world.

turtle in the sea

Formentera

Formentera is the smallest of the Balearic islands and only half an hour ferry ride away from Ibiza. However, unlike Ibiza, Formentera is a quiet holiday destination and the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Take a leisurely bike ride over the flat terrain before heading off to laze away the afternoon reading a book on the beach.

Formentera

 

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