Alyssa Parnwell

  1. How To Make Your Own Easter Bird Feeder!

    How To Make Your Own Easter Bird Feeder!

    Nothing says spring quite like the melody of bird song in the morning. Hearing them chirp and sing can bring so much joy to the people listening. Keep our feathered friends coming back with a homemade bird feeder.

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  2. 5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden In Spring

    5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden In Spring

    Spring is a wonderful transitional season. The days get lighter, warmer and prettier. There are signs of nature emerging after a long winter - trees blossoming, birds and bees flying around and warm light late into the evening. Now is the perfect time to get started in the garden again so you can enjoy a nice relaxing space through summer. Here are 5 ways to spruce up your garden in spring!

    New Lighting

    It's not just the perfect season for gardening, it's also a great time to enjoy a bit of alfresco dining! Decorative solar lights are one of the best ways to add character and atmosphere you your patio and garden. Enjoy your morning tea or coffee on the patio or tea in the garden accompanied by the low sunlight and stunning solar lights. If it's still cold, you can still enjoy the lovely lights from indoors too!

    Tidy up

    Before we can do anything in our gardens, we need to have a good tidy up. They don’t call it spring cleaning f

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  3. 5 Flowers to Give for Mother's Day

    5 Flowers to Give for Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day is the day to celebrate every mum in your life. This year the special day lands on Sunday 27th March 2022 so don’t forget to mark that date in your calendars.

    There’s no wonder why this day falls in spring. Flowers are one of the nicest gifts you can give but sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose which ones to get. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 5 flowers to give on Mother’s Day!

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  4. 5 Herbs to Plant in Spring

    5 Herbs to Plant in Spring

    If you’re itching to get back in the garden after a long winter, a great place to start is with herbs! They’re easy to plant and don’t take too much effort so you can minimise your time out in the cold and still have something bright and green to look at from your window. What’s more, they’re also a practical addition to the garden! They don’t just look nice, they’re useful to have for any meal you might be cooking in the kitchen.

    Mint

    Refreshing and tasty, mint is an excellent herb to plant in your garden this spring. It’s wonderfully versatile garnish for salads and drinks so you’re sure to find a use for it. Mint can be vigorous so grow it in a bottomless bucket to prevent it from taking over you herb garden. All it needs to grow is a patch in the sun and moist fertile soil. Try adding a handful of leaves to hot water for homemade herbal mint tea!

    Basil

    Basil is an essential herb for your garden as it is a key ingredient for many recipes. Most tom

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  5. 5 Alternative Pancake Recipes To Try

    5 Alternative Pancake Recipes To Try

    Pancake Day is fast approaching so it’s time to get out your frying pan! Shrove Tuesday falls on 1st March this year, and it’s one of the tastiest holidays of the year. Whether your topping of choice is sweet, fruity, or savoury, there are so many different delicious flavours to enjoy. For something alternative to your standard pancakes, here are 5 different pancake recipes to try!

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  6. How to Protect Your Garden from Bad Weather

    How to Protect Your Garden from Bad Weather

    In the UK we’re used to unpredictable weather. Come rain or shine, we’re not often surprised by either. However, when extreme weather comes around (like Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice!) comes along, we may feel unprepared. We’ve put together these top tips on how to protect your garden from bad weather.

    Note: Make sure you take care during adverse weather. It’s important to stay safe and keep all unnecessary travel to a minimum.

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  7. 5 Reasons Why You Need Solar Garden Lights in 2021

    Solar Garden Lights

    As we all know, 2021 is the year of the ‘staycation’ and garden gatherings. We’re making up for the time we lost in 2020. We’re inviting our friends, family, acquaintances round – anyone who we can have a good natter with. One of the best – and safest – settings for socialising is in the garden.

    Solar garden lighting is one of the best features for your garden during times like these. As you chat and laugh your way into the evening, ornamental solar garden lights will beautifully light up your backyard. Here are 5 reasons we think solar garden lights are a must-have in 2021!

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  8. How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

    How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

    As we transition from winter to spring, one of the greatest joys of the season is the delightful bird song that greets us each morning. The cold, grey weather will soon be replaced by blue skies and beautiful blooming blossoms on our trees and in our flower beds.

    It’s the perfect time to stock up on your wild bird supplies and encourage those feathered friends to return to your garden. If you love birdwatching and helping your local wildlife thrive, continue with this article.

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  9. 7 Essential Gardening Tools You Need

    7 Essential Gardening Tools Blog.

    Regardless of what you’re doing in the garden – whether you’re tidying up, growing vegetables or creating a blossoming landscape – these are the top seven essential gardening tools you need in your collection.

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  10. How to Care For Your Garden In Winter

    How to Care For Your Garden In Winter Blog

    The seasons are changing, and the temperature is dropping, which means we’re getting to that chilly time of year. As winter approaches, it’s important to remember that we need to prepare our garden for next year.

    As the rain, snow and ice approaches, the last thing we want to do is go out and sort the garden. That’s why it’s so important to prepare your backyard before the weather changes. Here are some of the things that you can do to prepare your garden for winter.

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