This month's gardening feature is about how to get children involved.
Gardening has great benefits for children. It's a healthy hobby where children can learn and have fun. It will help keep them off their electronics and out in the fresh air.
Here's some top tips on what you can do:
- give them their own area to experiment. If space is limited, a plant pot would work well too
- pick plants that are easy to grow to keep them interested. Plants such as primroses, primula vulgaris and pansy
- competitions - sunflowers are a great example on how get your child involved... how far will theirs grow compared to yours! Or how many plant holes can they dig in two minutes
- plant colourful plants - these will not only attract bees and butterflies, but could catch your child's eye too
- buy your child their own tools so they can look after them and take responsibility for them
Visit The Royal Horticultural Society website for more information and resources
Summer border plants
Summer planting season is not yet over and BBQs are still a goer. So if you're
These grow best in full sunlight, with the growing season
A number of clematis varieties bloom in August,
Petunias are perennials and are very commonly found in summer floral
These sharp, rich flowers can really jazz up a tired looking border:
These are pefrect August plants - fully bloomed now. By planting
Back garden dining tips
Here are some other tips when it comes to having people over in your back
A good table
Make sure your table is big enough for your guests. Many
Anything environmentally friendly we love. These are cheap
Think about how many guests you're having over: Do you really need
We'll be posting regular updates on garden gatherings throughout August.
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