Quick & Easy Lavender Play Dough

When we were on holiday in the South of France recently, the last thing I expected to be doing was googling and pinteresting ideas for indoor activities… but due to a heatwave with unprecedented temperatures of up to 44 degrees, we suddenly found ourselves having to restrict the boys’ outdoor time and come up withContinue reading “Quick & Easy Lavender Play Dough”

Grow One Thing

When we speak to people about our gardening adventures with Henry and Sebastian, they often respond that they’d love to do something similar with their children / grandchildren / pupils / mindees, but they don’t have the time or the knowledge to start a vegetable garden. Our answer is always; start small – just growContinue reading “Grow One Thing”

How to Upcycle a Tractor Tyre in the Garden

I read somewhere recently that farmers have to pay to dispose of old tractor tyres, so they’re always happy for someone to take them off their hands, and immediately my gardening brain started whirring! Richard texted the farmer next door to us and asked him if he had any tyres going… well… spare, and heContinue reading “How to Upcycle a Tractor Tyre in the Garden”

Gardening Activities for Babies & Toddlers

Over the last year we’ve come to realise that gardening with a baby in tow can be quite a challenge, especially if you’ve got a little firecracker like our boy Henry, who doesn’t want to sit still for a minute, but has to be supervised at all times as he’s only just 1! However we’veContinue reading “Gardening Activities for Babies & Toddlers”

Henry’s First Harvest!

We’ve involved our 1 year old, Henry, in the garden as much as possible from a very early age, and now that he’s standing we can do much more with him around the raised beds than ever before! We always grow our potatoes in buckets, and when it came to harvesting our first main crops,Continue reading “Henry’s First Harvest!”