First Cut Sunday with Flymo | AD

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Our garden used to need so much maintenance and care throughout the year. Last year we had it overhauled and since then it has been less of a labour of love and instead something that we can keep on top of easily. That all starts with cutting the lawn, which we’ve just done for the first time this year. This may sound familiar to you as this weekend, and today especially, is First Cut Sunday, the day of the year where most people are likely to cut their lawn – weather permitting of course!

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Our Summer Garden

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The best investment we made this year was getting the garden renovated at the end of the winter. It was quite a messy process, and seemed to take so much longer than we expected. Plus, with our huge shed saga it felt like we were in garden limbo for months. But, it was well worth the amount of time, effort and money that it took.

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Our Garden Renovation

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I wrote a month or so ago about our garden, the state it was in and our plans for the work. In the end the work went on for nearly a month due to a couple of hiccups along the way but the finished garden far exceeds our expectations. It was so hard to visualise the finished space, and imagine how big the garden would be without a huge shed right in the middle. But we couldn’t be happier with the garden now it’s done.

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Our Garden – Before

Since we had our extension done last year the garden has been a mess, both front and back gardens, and has needed a huge overhaul. But, we haven’t had the money or inclination to do much to it over the winter. But, now that the days are getting a little longer, the weather is often bright and crisp we have decided to plough on and get the garden the way we want it ready for us to enjoy it over the spring and summer.

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How to Grow Strawberries

If you want to get children into gardening, grow strawberries. They are so easy to grow, come back year after year and the children can help pick them and eat them too. A great reward for their efforts. We have so many strawberry recipes that we enjoy and so it’s lovely to have a constant stream of fresh strawberries to enjoy through the summer.

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Getting the Garden Ready for Summer

Over the last few weeks, maybe even a couple of months, we have been doing all we can to get our garden ready for the summer. As we’re having an extension at some point in the next year we know that this will probably be our last summer with our garden as we know it and so we are doing all we can to make sure we use the garden as much as possible this year and really appreciate it – before it gets landscaped again after the extension.

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The Mortality of Plants

LP is a typical little girl. She sees the prettiness in the world, the beauty in every single thing and she loves nothing more than wearing a dress she can twirl in and singing songs from Disney movies. She is so innocent, so sweet and so emotional that in a way I hope that she never has to grow up and learn the harsh realities of life and the world that we live in.

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