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Let’s teach our kids the importance of gardening πŸ’šπŸŒ·πŸŒ³πŸŒ»πŸŒ²πŸŒΉπŸŒΏπŸŒΌπŸŽ

May 25, 2016

Chelsea Flower Show is this week, such a wonderful way to celebrate flowers! However I was shocked to read in The Times the other day that ‘more than 5 million gardens in the UK have no plants growing in them!’

This is absolutely awful in my opinion. Plants, trees, flowers are here to enrich our surroundings. Improve the air we breathe, make everything look more beautiful. For me anywhere without greenery is not worth going to.

It breaks my heart when I see or hear about people who buy these houses with the most amazing gardens, only to cut down all the trees, pull out all the plants, to be left with a blank piece of nothing.

I totally understand that gardening isn’t easy and not everyone has the inclination or ability to garden, but to maintain trees or plants you already have isn’t that difficult.

I am extremely lucky to have a father who is an excellent gardener. Who I observe and learn from. Garden centers are full of easy to look after plants and shrubs.

My garden is my haven. It’s not too big but thanks to my father’s skill it has become a peaceful green oasis where we can all relax and unwind. Filled with plants, flowers, herbs, fruit trees, bugs, bees and birds.

Our herb garden

The Times article continued to say that the United Kingdom was sadly losing it’s nation of gardeners, but Alan Titchmarsh made a wonderful point,

“Although things like climate change seem way above any of us making a difference, we can in our own little patch.”

So if you are lucky enough to have even the smallest of outdoor spaces, buy a few plants, make your world a prettier place.

Let’s teach our kids the importance of looking after all living things, and gardening is a great place to start.

My 5year old loves to help in the garden

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2 Comments
  1. Michael Wilson permalink

    Excellent article Darling , ‘High Five ‘πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ Love to all Xxxxxxxxx

    Sent from my iPad

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