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Watch as flowers start bursting into life!

All around you, signs of spring are starting to appear, may it be in your garden, a window flower box or even on your daily walk.

A fun activity for the kids is to get them out in the garden to take pictures of the different flowers they see. When they’re done, grab the nearest gardening book or hop on to the computer and find out which ones they have found.

You can also have a look and see which insects feed from them!

See if you can spot any of the flowers in the image above

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Plant a tree or shrub

The best planting times are between October and April, but avoid planting in waterlogged soil. If you don’t have a garden, no fear, you can plant trees and shrubs in containers, at any time of the year!

Handy Links:

  • https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=237
  • https://www.paramountplants.co.uk/blog/index.php/best-time-to-plant/
  • https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/03/british-trees-to-plant-in-your-garden/
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Yogurt pots as seedling starter pots

I saved our yogurt pots, washed them out and made holes in the bottom them used them to plant tomato seeds to go in the propagator.

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I saved toilet roll inners for planting seeds

To save on buying plastic pots I saved up all our toilet roll inners to use to start my vegetable seedlings this year!  I got my family to save theirs too and I will repay them with vegetables later in the year.

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Grow a sunflower and watch the birds eat the seeds

Sunflowers are not only beautiful plants, they can also help feed your local garden birds.

Try growing 1 or 2 in your garden, from a tiny seed, right the way through to a tall, swaying giant. Keep your eyes peeled for those hungry garden birds and write down all the species you can identify.

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