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Wedding Scrapbook

One of my best friends has just got engaged to her boyfriend (whilst on holiday in Barbados!) and I’m completely over the moon for her and also exceedingly exited for all the things that go with wedding such as the hen do, crafts and wedding fares. Once back from holiday we…

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Card Making for the Twins

I love any excuse for a bit of art and craft. Luckily lately there has been some opportunities to get creative, and with one of my best friends and my partners sister getting engaged this week I’m hoping for lots more. A friend has just had twin girls – she…

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Pleasure Gardens at The Grand Union Brixton

After stuffing my face at Towcester Tea Rooms I went straight home, touched up of my make up, changed my outfit, grabbed my over-night bag and jumped in the car for the drive down to London. After an hour and a half driving I arrived at The Grand Union in…

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Afternoon Tea – Towcester Tea Rooms

I had a very busy Saturday this week. I started with afternoon tea at the Towcester Tea Rooms, then went down to London for a friends birthday celebrations at The Pleasure Gardens at The Grand Union in Brixton. It was a lovely day so we travelled in style in my…

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Skippy Plants

I recently joined a gardening group on Facebook. I am wary of joining groups as there are a lot that are full of people who are not very nice to each other, however this local gardening site is a wealth of information, knowledge and bargains. This group offers help and…

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Update on Raised Beds

The raised beds are coming on, my partner and his dad spent another two days on the project this week. Day 2 When I came home from work today they had been very busy. They had finished the long bed that runs the full length of the grass. This is…

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Woodchuck Recycling, Milton Keynes

After more progress on my raised bed project I was issued with a shopping list for bits and bobs they need for the next stage of building. I spotted Woodchuck Recycling in Milton Keynes on my local gardening Facebook site. So instead of travelling back to St Albans which is…

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Upholstry Fabric

I use a lot of online places to collect bits and bobs for crafting. I regularly look at local sites such as Freecycle. This is a forum where people can offer things they no longer need for free. The most recent item I  collected were some upholstery fabric books. I…

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Building Raised Beds Day 1

I had a big delivery Friday! I’m very excited all the scaffold boards and posts were delivered from the St Albans Wood Recycling company ready to build the new raised beds. Unfortunately we were working over the weekend (and it was so sunny) so these were stacked to one side…

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Dividing Red Hot Pokers & Buddleia Cuttings

Another inexpensive way of adding to the plant collection for my raised beds is by propagation. My sister explained that there are several ways to propagate plants. So we decided to raid my mum’s garden (with permission). Dividing Red Hot Pokers This is a method we used on bigger primroses,…