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12 Nov 2014

10 Things To Do In Your Winter Garden

Garden in winter

Alas, the best of the weather has been had for the year and autumn is now in full flow, sweeping us through into winter. Tempting though it may be to batten down the hatches, turn your central heating on to continuous and wait until next spring before venturing out into your garden, there are still plenty of jobs to be getting on with. And research shows that a spot of gardening, even on a cold, gloomy day, will lift your spirits and warm you up. It will also help burn up the extra calories in which we are all tempted to indulge during the winter months!

4 Nov 2014

Alleviate stress with a quiet garden room

National Stress Awareness Day

Wednesday 5th November will mark the 16th  National Stress Awareness Day and this year’s theme is “Stress: the balancing act.” The focus will be upon the difficulty many of us share creating a harmonious balance between work, family, play and lifestyle. It will be encouraging individuals to scrutinize their work-life balance; adopt a healthier lifestyle and make more time to relax. Those of you who have read previous blogs, will know that these are all subjects very close to the...

29 Oct 2014

Halloween party ideas from The Garden Escape


It’s Halloween and time for all things spooky. If your children are too young to go trick or treating, or you’re not a fan of the activity, why not consider throwing a Halloween party for the kids at home. Here are just a few ideas to help you plan a perfectly creepy, but not too scary, Halloween party.

24 Oct 2014

Half Term Bucket List

Half Term

It is so easy to take our children’s childhood for granted and forget that they will not be young forever. Yet each day they grow older, and in the blink of an eye the time will come when they fly the nest. So don’t spend half term stressing about who to farm them out to and expensive ways to keep them occupied, try planning to work from home for the week and working out what you can all do together in the hours you will save in commuting time and general office time wastage. Here are The Garden Escape’s top ten bucket li...

17 Oct 2014

Beat the weather with energy efficient Garden Rooms

Autumn tree

After our great summer, which culminated in a wonderful September (the driest on record), autumn seems to have arrived with rather a jolt. As the nights grow longer than the days in the Northern Hemisphere, the temperature contrast between the Equator and the North Pole increases; the Jet stream speeds up and the weather becomes unsettled. No kidding, right?