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My favourite garden projects

Down the end of my garden hidden out of sight by a large lavender bush  is the little area you scan see below ..our secret garden.

secret garden

This is absolutely one of my most favourite places to sit with a coffee in he quiet. I read or think or just close my eyes and be and the world of busy-ness feels far away.

my husband built this space over just one weekend and it was a complete triumph.  You can see here how we went from magazine inspiration to completed project

Learning to love to cook is a fairly recent addition to my life and it has been enhanced by this little herb garden I created.

It is the one bit of our garden I take complete responsibility for and I just love it. The markers were simply made with stones and sharpies. When I come to replace them i shall use a clear varnish too. having a container like this has helped contain the herbs and the mint had to be removed it was running rampant. It now has it’s own little pot to play in!

You can read more about growing a container herb garden here


Crafting in my garden is something that bring s both my children and I inmmendse joy and I could probably point you in the direction of 100 garden craft projects i have completed with them!

I have a myriad of posts on things kids can do with stones and sticks but one of the things I love to do best is press flowers from the garden.

flower press

The art of flower pressing is simple, inexpensive and can lead to the most wonderful crafts and displays. I think it also really encourages children to look ore closely at the absolute wonder of a flower.

I could go on and on and on, garden projects bring huge amounts of delight  But I was only allowed 3 so I had better stop! I hope you enjoyed them and I cannot wait to see what every else has shared …. do have a read!


Catherine from Growing Family has three great family gardening projects, she has been sowing a mini wildflower meadow, growing vegetables in containers and making new plants for free.

Over at Fresh Design Blog, Rachel has ideas for making your garden bird-friendly, planting sunflower seeds and essential spring weeding and pruning jobs to do now.

Penny from AResidence has three easy but great fun projects children will enjoy helping with, she has been making miniature gardens, creating a scarecrow and planting wild flowers.

Stephanie at Life at 139a has two posts on how giving your garden furniture a scrub and revamp can work wonders as well as tips on how to repot your houseplants.

Cathy from Wishful Wonderings has been looking for inspiration and creating a herb box for her small garden.


  1. Penny A Residence
    April 13, 2016 / 8:09 am

    I must get my flower press out again, such a lovely thing to do. I love the secret garden too, feel luck yto have seen it in real life, such a fab project!

  2. April 12, 2016 / 9:16 am

    Oh, wow, I love your secret garden! That looks like a fab space to relax, reflect and unwind. And your herb planter looks lovely too.

  3. April 12, 2016 / 7:23 am

    Oh I love your little secret garden, what a fab idea to have a lovely surprise hidden away, I’d be down there all the time! I’ve been meaning to make some plant markers with the kids for ages and you’ve inspired me to get on with it, yours sound super-quick to do and look wonderful 🙂

  4. April 11, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    Love the secret garden space – anywhere to escape for a bit of bliss has to be a winner in my book Enjoy!

  5. Cathy Glynn
    April 11, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I would love to sit in your secret garden space for a while Becky it looks so perfect and a great place to unwind after a hard day. I have been busy with the herbs too. I hope you have a lovely week and thank you for sharing x

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