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Patio Pots or Balcony Containers?

Create a Kids Corner

Unicorn Den     Dinosaur Museum     Budding Gardener

This week I’ve been looking online at summer trends in gardening. So if you're thinking of updating your garden or balcony space for Summer with new pots and flowers, like me, there's some great ideas despite the lockdown. And now that the garden centres are open, I checked them out for some typically traditional British plants. One of the garden centres stated, “old time favourites are seeing a resurgence as gardeners go for tried and tested classics.”  My two preferences from the long list of recommendations are white cosmos and the white busy lizzies. And here are some of my favourite Palm Pot and Peony flower decoupaged containers, pots and bowls for my patio which will highlight the white flowers and green plants. 

Create a kids corner

I searched the internet this week to find out what the trends are for the younger members of our family as we have several birthdays during the summer months.  It seems creating a corner of their bedroom or in the garden shed as a den is popular.  Here are my favourites…

    Dinosaur Museum - sand, dinosaur toys, brushes and pots (for the archaeological dig!) images of dinosaurs, posters, magnifying glass.

    According to a study published in the journal Developmental Research “about one in three young children will develop an interest in any kind of motorized vehicle, but that's followed closely by dinosaurs”.

    Unicorn Mythical Den - rainbows and butterfly decorations, a child’s table and chairs, tea party invites, re-useable tea set.

    I found this ‘fact’ on-line: Unicorns feed on top of rainbows, and since unicorns can't fly they climb mountains to get to rainbows.  Apparently, the Unicorn typically represents something that is highly desirable but difficult to obtain or find.  It symbolises purity and magical powers.

    For Budding Gardeners - Garden Centre - plant pots, seed packets, trowels, lollipop sticks to create labels and signs, artificial flowers.

    Planting and caring for plants such as strange and unusual cacti and succulents as well as colourful houseplants can also keep kids busy and amused.

    If you have an idea for a pot or box for the youngsters in your family just send us a message – we are only too happy to provide a bespoke, handcrafted gift – we will get back to you swiftly to discuss the possibilities.

    June Birthstone and Birth Month Flower
    Pearls have an enduring appeal for jewellery and are June's Birthstone. The Rose is the flower for the month and has several meanings. The Pink Rose symbolises 'perfect happiness' and the Red Rose means 'I love you'. A white rose signifies innocence, purity and new beginnings
    Celebratory Days Late May and June
    May 27                 Spring Bank Holiday
    June 7                   National Volunteers Week
    June 8                  The Queen’s Birthday
    June 21                 Father’s Day
    Keep Safe
    Best wishes from the PPP Crew

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