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How to make the most of your garden this summer

Crossing your fingers and hoping the sun shines all summer long? Us too! With the next Bank Holiday already in sight, we’ve pulled together our favourite tips on how to make the most out of your garden all summer long…

First things first, we need to make sure the greenery is looking its finest. From wise watering schedules when the temperatures are lower, to choosing shrubs that fare better in warm weather. Picking up hardy plants which require low watering like lavender and dahlias will not only have your garden looking and smelling its best but will also mean less watering!

DIY games are a great way to get creative with the kids, perfect for impromptu afternoons enjoying the sunshine in the garden. We love this list of imaginative ideas which provides the perfect inspiration for hours of fun. Will you be turning a ladder into a game of bean bag toss or taking up the challenge of lawn

Whether it’s an al fresco Sunday lunch or you’re inviting round your nearest and dearest, don’t let easy mistakes ruin your barbecue. From getting your temperature right to picking the best marinade for your meat, this roundup from Jamie Oliver has everything you need to throw the ultimate outdoor feast

We want to see you in your element, enjoying your garden. Whether you’re sitting back and enjoying a glass of wine, getting mucky with your kids or planting, mowing and pruning to create a garden to be proud of; we want to see your #individualmoments.