Garden blog

21 Jul 2017

The Boomerang Generation

Garden Relaxation Room in Devon by The Garden Escape

Definitions: Millennial - “a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century.”

Boomerang - “to come back or return, as a boomerang.”

13 Jun 2017

Mindful Solitude in the Garden

Relaxing garden room by the garden escape

“Spend some time alone every day.”

Dalai Lama

6 May 2017

Get up with the birds in your garden room

As winter retreats and spring makes its welcome appearance, our days lengthen and temperatures begin to rise, both of which send a clear signal to the birds that breeding season has arrived. From March until July, the male songbirds compete to secure a mate and defend their territory. He who sings loudest wins the healthiest female (or maybe the hottest chick as it were) and the best feeding grounds.

24 Mar 2017

Full of the Joys of Spring

Daffodils

To be full of the joys of Spring, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is to be lively and cheerful. At this time, with the spring equinox and with the clocks springing forward, it is perhaps a good time to contemplate the why and how of springtime joyfulness.

16 Feb 2017

The Lady in the Lodge tells us how a Garden Annexe could be the perfect solution for our ageing population

Dawson Garden Lodge by The Garden Escape

As lifespans rise and people increasingly choose to start their families later in life, a new demographic phenomena has emerged. The so called “sandwich generation” are finding themselves caring for both children and aging parents (often living a fair distance away) and, for many, the dual burden can be overwhelming emotionally, logistically and financially. Yet, for all but a few, the notion of moving their elderly loved ones in to their own family home is both impractical and intolerable.

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