What is the Best Sand for a Kids Sandpit?

Having a sandpit in the garden can be great fun for young kids. They’ll spend hours building sandcastles, digging holes and enjoying the sensory experience. It will also remind them of holidays at the beach. However, it’s not just a case of digging a hole and filling it with sand. There is also the issue of keeping unwanted visitors, such as the neighbourhood cats, out of this play area. You also need to consider where to put it.

Choosing a Spot for Your Sandpit

Ideally you want an area that is level and firm. It needs to be dry, with good drainage. This is because you don’t want it to become waterlogged or flood. The best position with regards the light will be an area that is partly in shade and partly in sunlight. That way the sun will be able to keep the sand dry and the shade will … Read the rest

4 Mini Greenhouse Ideas

Just because your garden is small, doesn’t mean you can’t have a greenhouse. They can be of such great benefit to gardeners that nobody should miss out. A greenhouse is a great place for nursing poorly plants back to their former glory, for growing fresh herbs and vegetables, for getting seeds started early, for propogating plants and to extend the growing season a little longer. Overwintering plants is also possible in a greenhouse. For those of you who don’t have room for a full sized greenhouse, why not try out one of the following ideas?

Recyle Old Windows

Old windows are a great idea when you want a smaller greenhouse. If you’re about to have your windows replaced then save the old ones. Or ask friends or family to keep theirs. Alternatively, visit a reclamation yard where you’re bound to find some. With five old windows and a wooden pallet … Read the rest