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Get set for spring!

September 16th, 2014 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Twigz - (0 Comments)

Summer might be over, but don’t let it stop you getting out in the garden with the kids. Planting bulbs is a brilliant autumn activity for little-ones. Even young toddlers can handle them easily, and they’re practically fail-safe. If you want a pretty spring display without spending a small fortune, plant them in pots rather …
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With their colourful wings and random flightiness it’s easy to see why butterflies are so popular with children. Many species have declined over the past ten years due to loss of habitat. But the good news is that even the littlest gardeners can play an active role in their conservation. Keeping plants well-watered is the …
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Having a gardening party

July 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Twigz - (0 Comments)

Planting can make a brilliant party activity if your little-one has a summer birthday. Turn the kids out into the garden with some pots and compost, give them a quick demo and leave them to get on with it. At this time of year, you can often pick up cheap-and-cheerful late season bedding plants from …
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Panic spread through the World Cup scene yesterday as news emerged that the pitch for England’s opening group game against Italy, was ‘unsuitable’, and that Saturday’s game may not go ahead.  With less than 48 hours to go, organisers have made a desperate call to turf specialists at Twigz, to help them rescue the grass …
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Growing Veg with a Pre-Schooler

June 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Twigz - (2 Comments)

None of the peas I grew last year made it to the kitchen. My daughter discovered the joy of eating them straight from the pod and polished off most of the harvest. This year she’s growing her own. We started the first batch in a Twigz mini greenhouse back in March. They germinated nice and …
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Sunflower growing is a rite of passage for any young gardener. With their cheery faces and Jack-and-the-Beanstalk growth rate it’s easy to see why they are a hit. Mid April to June is the best time to sow sunflowers in the UK. Here are a few tips to help yours reach for the skies. Indoor …
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Seed sowing is a fantastic activity for little-ones. It’s especially fun if grown-ups don’t interfere too much. My three year old has been sowing cosmos and peas this week. Cosmos produce tonnes of cheerful daisy-like flowers in the summertime and can last until the nights start getting frosty. They are perfect for picking and giving …
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Join Mary in the Garden!

March 10th, 2014 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Twigz - (0 Comments)

We are delighted to officially introduce you to our Twigz Gardening Expert, Mary Hamblyn. Encouraged by her parents who are keen horticulturists, Mary’s childhood was defined by muddy knees and dirty fingernails as she grew up half-wild on their plant nursery in Gloucestershire. Today she’s a bit more civilised, but gets out in the garden …
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