May 19

Pros and Cons of Outdoor Weddings

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The weather is getting warmer and the wedding season has begun. If you are getting married soon, you are probably looking for a place for your special, personal ceremony. Outdoor weddings are gaining popularity and more couples say “I do” surrounded by romantic flowers in gorgeous gardens. We offer you the pros and cons of having a garden wedding venue. (more…)

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May 15

Fantastic Gardeners is Putting Down Roots in the North West

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Fantastic Gardeners has spent 10 years putting down roots in London and now we’re ready for new growth. We’ve spread ourselves to the North West of England , call us for our affordable, professional gardening services for private residents and businesses in the following areas: (more…)

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May 12

Dreamy Outdoor Wedding Ideas

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Spring is here and love is in the air. As the weather gets warmer, the wedding season approaches. Many couples look for a special location for their special day. If you are one of those couples, or you have a friend that is getting married soon, you can consider the idea for a dreamy outdoor wedding. (more…)

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May 5

8 Best Choices For Treehouse Camping in The UK

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Lately we’ve been giving you outdoor adventure ideas for you and your family, so you guys don’t have a boring spring and summer. Today, we give you the option to stay both indoors and outdoors. What would it be? The answer is simple – a treehouse. But we’re not talking about the small tiny house you can see in kid movies, hanging on a tree in your backyard. No, what we’re having in mind is a tree fort, that can, in fact, shelter you and your entire family! Treehouses, lately, have been growing more popular by the day and the newest ones are getting more and more luxury. Glamping (luxury camping) is the new craze among people tired of the noisy city. It has become very trendy to rent a treehouse for your vacation in the UK. People who are in the business of treehouse building say the demand has doubled over the past year. And by business we mean both treehouse renting out AND treehouse engineering. Here’s the catch though, since it’s luxury it appears to be a little pricey as well. Nevertheless that could be your best outdoor experience for the summer. The new treehouses’ architecture has become very advanced and they don’t look kid-ish at all anymore. What’s more – their interior gives the impression of a nice country hotel. (more…)

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Apr 28

4 Outdoor Projects Your Kids Will Love to Do

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Child Having fun in the gardenSo, winter is officially over. The trees and grass are getting greener and greener and the weather is perfect to start your new gardening projects. It’s this time of the year that is most expected by the whole family… Well, after Christmas of course – we know nothing can replace all the gifts. Toddlers are excited, because it’s finally the time to go play outside of the house. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t let them run around the yard and sweat like there’s no tomorrow – you can’t just let them outside and forbid them to do what they want (especially if it involves running around like a madman). You need to be smart here; you need to do two things:

Come up with an interesting idea
“Sell” it to the kids the right way (more…)

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Apr 21

We Answer the Eternal Question – What’s the Difference Between Violas and Pansies

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Viola three-colouredEven green thumbs think it’s an uphill battle to say which one is a pansy and which one is a viola. That’s what happens when people emphasize classifications rather than plants. Everything gets all complicated and confusing.

The mystery of the Violaceae family goes deep into even more enigmatic waters when you take into account the African violets – these stunning little beauties hail from the green fields of Africa (no Hemingway pun here, honest) and are totaly unrelated to the viola genus.

Being a lovely quiz question aside, we won’t throw you in the deep end and leave you wondering. So welcome to the murky world of violas and pansies. (more…)

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Apr 14

5 Easy to Find and Harvest Edible Wild Plants

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wild violetsThere are many great flavours which can be borrowed from the wild. The habit of using edible wild plants dates back thousands of years. Adding wild plants to your food can be a nice way to enhance it with new textures and colours—wild edibles are used in salads, as garnish for desserts or as decoration on starters, appetisers, cakes and many other dishes. Various edible wild flowers can be incorporated creatively into homemade lollipops, ice creams, gelatin desserts, floral syrups. Depending on the plant, the flavour palate can be richer and much more delicious. (more…)

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Apr 7

The Dreaded Embarrassing Garden Syndrome

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Fantastic GardenersWhat Happens When You ‘Leaf’ Your Garden Alone Over Winter?

Spring has (finally) sprung and all over the UK, would-be green-fingered Brits are dusting off their gardening tools and heading back outside to get their gardens looking shipshape for Summer. But what happens to British gardens after the long neglect of Winter? Is your garden looking worse for wear? Is your bush overgrown? If so, you could be suffering from Embarrassing Garden Syndrome, an affliction which affects thousands of people in the UK every Spring. (more…)

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Mar 31

Fantastic Easter Decorations for Your Garden

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After a long and gruelling winter, we can finally have a sigh of relief. It’s time to celebrate spring, nature revival and the advent of the new gardening year. Decorating for Easter is a treasured tradition for many people. It offers infinite possibilities of creativeness and it brings cheerful mood not only in our homes, but also outdoors. (more…)

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Mar 24

Get Your Garden Ready to Grow: Spring Gardening Chores

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It’s Spring Already!

Spring Tree BlossomThere are different opinions about exactly when spring starts, meteorologists will tell you that the season begins on the first of March and runs through until the end of May. Astronomers will more likely mark the beginning of spring as the Vernal (meaning green) Equinox; the day when the sun crosses the equator on it’s annual shift towards the tropic of Cancer. This year that was on March twentieth, in London the exact time of the crossing was 20:45 pm. Gardeners will tell you that calendars really don’t matter that much, Spring is when the garden wakes up. (more…)

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