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If you have a garden shed, some energetic children and a little bit of free time, then you have all the ingredients you need to create a magical extravaganza this Christmas – by making your very own Santa’s Grotto. It’s simple to do. Some Christmas lights, tinsel and a seat for Father Christmas are the basic components of a Christmas Grotto.  It will be great fun for the children to help you decorate Santa’s seat and come up with ideas for how to arrange things. The only hard work involved

Do you have Britain’s most spectacular backyard build? If so, BBC Two want to hear from you. For their upcoming new series, they’re looking for Britain’s most passionate inventors, creators, makers, and engineers to showcase and celebrate the innovation that Britain has to offer. Throughout the UK, extraordinary things are being made, from back garden rollercoasters to homemade helicopters! The BBC are looking for people to take part who are crazy about creating their own inventions at home and who love to engineer something spectacular. This could be existing inventions

Traditionally the garden shed has simply functioned as a storage space for lawn and garden tools. However, people are finding new and inventive uses for their garden sheds ranging from outdoor entertainment spaces to home offices and art studios. One of the newest trends has been to turn the structure into an edible garden shed. One example of this trend is the Eathouse garden house that has living walls as well as a living roof. This combination garden shed and garden was constructed with metal pipes and crates stuffed with

Visiting just about any English garden is probably the highlight of any keen gardener’s trip around the UK. Gardening traditions in the UK go back to the 18th and 19th century botanical collectors, horticulturalists, and landscape artists. Interest in gardens in this day and age crosses all social boundaries and ages. Fortunately, England has a number of beautiful gardens; some even offer something for people to see throughout the entire year. Here is a list of a few must see spring gardens in the UK: 1. RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey

Just because it is winter it does not mean people have to stay cooped up indoors. Britain has a number of winter gardens that are ideal for an extended weekend winter escape, a day trip to a winter garden, or just as a way to enjoy the winter outdoors. There is no need to wait for the warmth of summer to experience beautiful landscapes and wonderful plantings. So when Old Man Winter and Jack Frost have other people staying indoors, get out into the fresh air and enjoy one or

As summer comes to an end, our gardens and outdoor spaces are being abandoned in favour of warm nights in, curled up under a blanket in front of the TV. But just because the sun has gone into hiding, doesn’t mean you can’t still make use of your garden. These ten inspirational images from Houzz prove that it’s possible to make the most of your favourite garden features come hail, rain or snow.   Image 1 – source   A modern workpod is a great alternative to a home

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