10 April, 2019

Get Your Kids Out In The Garden – And Grow

It’s a miracle these days for some of us if we manage to drag our kids out into the fresh air, but there is something therapeutic and calming about time outdoors gardening with kids.

It’s an absorbing pastime that even the littlest tots can enjoy – and a great way of bonding with grandparents too.  And read on because I have a great giveaway to get you out in the garden with your little ones – of which, more later.

My dad has always been a keen gardener and from their earliest years, Caitlin and Ieuan have been taught how to plant seeds, grow cress, water flowers and even the help with the odd bit of weeding.

Dad’s garden has a pair of beautiful old apple trees which bear fruit each year without fail – although sitting under them in late summer is not without risk.  It didn’t do Isaac Newton any harm when an apple fell on his head though, did it? Did you know you can still visit Newton’s apple tree?

My own attempts at gardening have been less than Alan Titchmarsh would want, but I do give it the occasional go.

Lots of local projects are springing up to encourage kids to get out in the garden and, taking inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge’s enthusiasm for family-friendly gardening, skincare brand Sudocrem and Britain’s oldest nursery Clifton have joined forces to launch Get Out and Grow.

Get gardening with kids!

Get Out and Grow is a campaign to get families into the garden, planting, growing and having fun.

The campaign includes tips and advice on potting plants, spotting a weed, watering and feeding.

And, lest parents are worried that gardening with kids might mean little ones getting scratches or grazes, Sudocrem has launched My Little Sudocrem in handy 22g pots so you can always have this family favourite multi-tasker on standby.  It’s excellent for scraped knees and stings from nettles or bees too.

Although 87% of British households have a garden, we’re just not getting out into them as a family it seems.  Recent research has also discovered that over half of British children aged between 4 and8 are unable to name 5 vegetables or fruits grown in this country..

Isn’t that sad?

The research also discovered that:-

Caitlin and Ieuan loved attending ‘Forest School’ at their local infants where they learned about nature, plants, bugs and the joys of toasting marshmallows.  From memory, there was also quite a bit of mud!  I think it’s a fantastic idea which would be great to see being implemented in other schools around the country.

The research bore this out.  Although under half of the children surveyed had access to a garden at school, over 90% of them said they would like one.

It’s actually easier to grow your own fruit, veg and flowers than you might think.  The following are great to start off with:-

Something for everyone in that list I think and most of these can be grown in individual pots or containers if you don’t have much of a garden.

If you are venturing outdoors, don’t forget to pick up My Little Sudocrem (RRP £2.99 for 22g).  You’ll find it nationwide at Boots, Tesco, Asda, Superdrug, Savers & independent pharmacies.

Find out more about the Sudocrem Get Out and Grow campaign here.

Get Out and Grow Giveaway

Now to the giveaway.

Courtesy of Sudocrem, I have two lovely goody bags to give away to two lucky winners each worth £40.  These are suitable for 2-5 year olds and contain the following:-

Entry to the giveaway is by the Gleam widget and the usual terms and conditions apply which you can find on my giveaways page.

The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and ends at 11:59 pm on Friday 3rd May.

Note that any emails submitted will solely be used to notify the winners and no personal data will be retained.

Get Out And Grow Goody Bag (2 winners)

Good luck!

228 responses to “Get Your Kids Out In The Garden – And Grow”

  1. Kim Neville says:

    We have a nice garden with lawn. Would like to have a nice decking area 🙂

  2. iain maciver says:

    we have a garden ,but would love a decking area

  3. Annabel Greaves says:

    We have a garden with a lawn, much more fun for the kids

  4. Peter Watson says:

    We have a nice lawn and a pear tree and also a large privet hedge where birds are currently nesting.

  5. Lyndsey says:

    We have a garden and I just love the grass, I love the smell of it when it gets cut

  6. Amy Bondoc says:

    with have a garden but its small and wrecked from the last ownrs, cant wait to get started on it this suumer witt mm dad!

  7. Suzanne Jackson says:

    We have both though the decking needs replacing.

  8. Julia Main says:

    We have a garden with grass and decking, I love being outside in it.

  9. Chris Andrews says:

    we have a lawn, hubby’s job to mow though

  10. Allan Mcrae says:

    I have both but prefer sitting on the grass with the newspaper and cup of coffee.

  11. Suzanne says:

    Lawn, definitely, as it is much more fun for the children.

  12. Tina Bell says:

    We have decking as hubby is a gardener by trade and refused to bring his work home.

  13. Kelly Knowles says:

    We have a large grasses area with vegetable areas at the sides of the house

  14. Becky Yeomans says:

    We have lawn! perfect for the kids to play on.

  15. Susan Lloyd says:

    I love decking with lots of raised planters x

  16. Susan B says:

    I love to garden so much that I ripped up the patio and laid grass and borders. It’s so small that it is not really a garden but I make the most of every inch.

  17. Lorraine Williams says:

    We have lawn with a raised decking balcony.

  18. Sue McCarthy says:

    I have a fairly large garden and I grow seeds. I don’t like decking. Oh, and I’ve got 3 ponds too!

  19. Chloe Taylor says:

    We have a lovely big garden, we have just had a small fence/gate fitted where we have the steps up to the grass as the dogs love to dig and make lots of mess. We have concrete and grass.

  20. Alice Dixon says:

    Yes we have quite a large garden with lawn for the children to play and a big veg patch for growing

  21. T Brailey says:

    I like a bit of both. We have a small amount of lawn and pebbles, along with a section decked.

  22. Joy Gordon says:

    Sadly I don’t have a garden, but I would have a decking area and some lawn

  23. Andrea Fletcher says:

    We have a lawn and a large patio to sit out on.

  24. Rachel Mccraith says:

    I have a big garden, which I absolutely love filling with plants

  25. Catherine S says:

    We have garden. I’m fine with patios but am not a fan of decking. We mostly have lawn(/moss!)

  26. Solange says:

    We have a garden but I’m a fan of a lawn and decking too.

  27. Simon Tutthill says:

    You can’t beat a lovely garden especially on a lovely sunny summer’s day

  28. ruth robinson says:

    i have front and back garden with lawns id like a little decking as would be nice to sit on

  29. Paula Barker says:

    I have a lawn and decking best of both worlds ?

  30. Nicola Marshall says:

    Yes we have a garden with a lawn which I prefer with children.

  31. Chloe Billington says:

    Decking with some pretty planter boxes. Much less maintainable ?

  32. Kathryn says:

    Lawn is great. Despite all the dandelions!

  33. Jessica Swift says:

    Wow, both my daughters are huge explorers and lovers of nature! We have a big vegetable patch and lawn (perfect for this) we would be thrilled if we were lucky enough to be chosen.

  34. Amy Pest says:

    we have a garden with a lawn and you cant beat the feeling of grass on your feet

  35. John Prendergast says:

    We have a small garden in the back

  36. SianiD says:

    we have a garden. I’d love it to be about half the size it is though, or have loads of decking

  37. Angela treadway says:

    yeah we have a garden and i definitely prefer a lawn x

  38. Katie B says:

    We have a lovely garden, thin but long

  39. Inga Andersen says:

    I prefer a lawn, much better for the kids to play on 🙂

  40. Sharon Saunders says:

    We have a front and back garden – a mixture of grass, plants and er well 3 year old mud area!

  41. Fiona B says:

    I have lawn and decking but definitely prefer the lawn!

  42. Nicola Farrel says:

    We have a bit of both decking is good for the kids to play on and the grass is great for plants!

  43. Sj Straw says:

    We have a medium sized garden. It has a lawn but not too big.

  44. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    We have a front and back lawn, takes ages to mow. We also have a nice decked bit for the garden furniture

  45. Rachel Craig says:

    We have a small communal area for residents of flats. Where some lovely flowers etc have been planted, and cared for by a few residents on behalf of everyone. Beautiful selection at present time. There is a larger public park nearby where we can go for a walk, it has an area with birds, rabbits, etc.

  46. Laurar20 says:

    We have a huge garden, it is a lot of hard work but the summer times sat out there make it worthwhile. I love decking going onto a lawn. I’m hoping to get that into place next Summer for my garden!

  47. Megan Williams says:

    We have a garden with a patio, not a massive fan of decking unless there is tons of space!

  48. Mark Johnson says:

    I have a garden with lawn

  49. Sandra Fortune says:

    I have a huge garden with lawn at front and back and lots of room to grow . It could do with some more decking to make it a bit tidier . Love growing as much organic stuff as possible and lots of annual flowers to fill it up.

  50. Jade Hewlett says:

    We have a garden and we have a lawn which we prefer to decking

  51. Sarah Lambert says:

    I have lawn it’s artificial but it’s a lawn lol

  52. Pauline Hill says:

    WE HAVE BOTH

  53. Ellie Tidmarsh says:

    My daughter would enjoy this

  54. Fozia Akhtar says:

    We have a wonderful garden

  55. Emma T says:

    We have a garden and will be attempted to grow flowers this year with my daughter, she’s 2.

  56. Pam Hubbard says:

    Yes we have a garden with a lawn

  57. Nikki Stewart says:

    We have a large garden but it’s like a building site at the moment as we are building an extension. I can’t wait to get it all finished and looking nice again. We plan to have a large area of grass with a raised deck area outside the french doors which will lead off our new kitchen diner!

  58. J Weaver says:

    We have a small garden with decking and raised beds for growing. Also have a small turf area for the children to play.

  59. Natalie Burgess says:

    We have a small garden with a lawn

  60. leanne weir says:

    I love a freshly mown lawn

  61. Paul Bingham says:

    Both

  62. Paula Phillips says:

    I have a garden, we laid fake grass in it last year to make it nicer for the children to play on.

  63. Christopher Read says:

    Yes, I have a garden and would like to do gardening. I like both lawns and decking 🙂

  64. Fiona jk42 says:

    We have a garden which is still a work in progress. When we moved in 2 1/2 years ago, the garden was completely overgrown with brambles and nettles, and also full of rubbish including broken chairs, old carpet, old drain pipes & gutters, broken buckets and lots of trash. We have so far cleared about 2/3 of it, and hope by the autumn we will have finally got rid of the majority of the nettles and brambles.

  65. Margaret Clarkson says:

    I love our garden, we have a lawn and decking and lots of trees and shrubs.

  66. Dean T says:

    Have a small garden here in Brum, lawn people are we! Although after this winter the moss is everywhere

  67. Nadine Holland says:

    We have a patio, lawn and barked play area. But we also have a dog and lots of children, so lawn is a mess and the bark is on the lawn 🙂

  68. Martina Pichova says:

    We have a garden with lots of stuff for the kids to do, I love them being outside.

  69. Emilia Nastaly-Howard says:

    We have decent size garden with lawn

  70. ERFmama says:

    We have a garden. We’ve just lived here for a year, didn’t move here until late last year so this will be our first spring in the new house. 😀
    I’ve promised the kids we will be planting this year, so this would come in handy! 😀

  71. Rachael Walton says:

    My 4 year old and u have started growing sunflowers already she’d love to add to our garden. She’s wants lots of flowers to attract bees and butterflies!

  72. Lynn Neal says:

    I am more of a woodland veggies and flowers fan in my garden!

  73. Natasha Dodds says:

    We do have a (messy) garden!

  74. tammy westrup says:

    We love our garden , with both a defcking area and lawn for the kids to play – so I am a fan of both!

  75. Claire woods says:

    Yes and prefer a lawn than decking.

  76. Justine Meyer says:

    I have a garden but I am a decking fan x

  77. Justine Meyer says:

    i commented on Easter roast dinner, it looks yummy x

  78. Jo m welsh says:

    We have a small garden with lawn and a patio area but not keen on decking as it’s so slippery when wet.

  79. janine atkin says:

    we have a garden and prefer a lawn

  80. Dale Dow says:

    We have both lawn and garden it’s a great space

  81. melanie stirling says:

    We have a lawn and patio,no decking but I wouldn’t mind some.

  82. Sj straw says:

    We have a wide but fairly short garden with a lawn. we have a patio, no decking. Our garden realy needs some love.

  83. Nadine Carruthers says:

    I have a wee garden so i try to keep a lush windowsill with flowers
    & i have some hanging plants at my front door

  84. Keith Hunt says:

    lawn as decking is a holiday home for rats

  85. ImogenC says:

    lawn definitely!

  86. Rich Tyler says:

    Lawn for us, so kiddies can play

  87. Ruth Harwood says:

    we have a communal garden full of our flowers and plants with a lawn for the kids to play on! I do like the lawn, it gives us somewhere to sit with a glass of wine watching the kids play in the sunshine!

  88. Sally Collingwood says:

    I have a lovely garden with decking, lawn and beautiful flower beds with loads of roses and a summer house.

  89. Jayne Townson says:

    A lawn for us as I think it’s nice for children to have somewhere to run around.

  90. Emily Hutchinson says:

    We have lawn and a patio, not keen on decking, it looks nice but it can get so slippy

  91. Ruth T says:

    We have a small garden which is paved with a small flower bed. I am a big fan of a nice grassy garden but unfortunately that hasn’t happened yet.

  92. Claire Carter says:

    Most definitely a lawn fan, as it’s much better for the environment than decking. Surrounded by trees and flowers for birds and bees

  93. Stephen Holman says:

    we have a lawn – not a fan of decking – especially when its wet or icy!!

  94. Jessica Hutton says:

    We have a garden for the first year ever. I would love to eventually get a part of it decked but I love the grass, flowers and trees.

  95. Liv Hinton says:

    We’ve got a largish garden and tge allotment, my daughter loves growing (but mostly eating the fruit) & now wants to grow her own flowers. Plus she loves all the insects. Except flies. My son is only 9 months but he loves soil. And eating it. ?

  96. Christina Palmer says:

    We have a garden but it is rather small. I still enjoy sitting out there when the sun is shinning. Would love decking but would miss the little grassy area we have.

  97. Geri Gregg says:

    We have a balcony on our flat- its filled with flowers and lovely plants

  98. Katie Skeoch says:

    We have both, the decking is fab but i do love my little lawn

  99. Ellie Brigham says:

    Runner beans and sunflowers, we’ve already grown daffodils, crocus’ and snowdrops this spring, we’d love to branch out into veg!

  100. Mark R says:

    A lawn but it has gradually got smaller as areas have been stolen to fit in e tea plants!

  101. Emma Walker says:

    garden with lots of wild flowers for the bees…

  102. Kate Williams says:

    Yes. We have both. I’m not a fan of either. I prefer plants

  103. Tammy Tudor says:

    Yes, I love to spend time in the garden; to be honest I am a fan of both!

  104. Kirsty R says:

    Ours is all flagged with decking, I would have loved a lawn ?

  105. Ursula Hunt says:

    We have a garden with lawn at present that we are busy developing

  106. Margaret GALLAGHER says:

    We love our garden although I’m looking at decking – getting a little too much to manage – will be sad to loose part of it

  107. Sarah Rees says:

    I have a small lawn and garden but dont spend much time in it

  108. Cassandra says:

    Would love to get the kids out in the garden more 🙂 they have just planted some sunflowers 🙂

  109. Kay Sherman says:

    We have a garden but I’d love a patio

  110. Michelle Ferguson says:

    We do have a garden but we have a massive oak tree so it is gravelled

  111. Jocelynne Harrison says:

    We have a garden. I love my decking and flowers but would love some of it decked

  112. Allison says:

    We’ve got a small garden with a little veggie patch my son loves digging up. He also loves our strawberries!

  113. claire griffiths says:

    we have a garden and love spending time in it

  114. Susan Hoggett says:

    I love my garden, we did have a lawn years ago when the kids were small but got rid of it so just have borders and a paved patio with lots of pots for colour.

  115. Gemma Clark says:

    We do and I prefer lawn

  116. Alison Johnson says:

    We have quite a big garden although we do have a lots of sheds! My aim this year is to get rid of a couple to make the garden look larger. We have lawn & paved areas for garden seating areas so we can eat outdoors in the summer months.

  117. Danika Lloyd says:

    We have a small garden with lawn

  118. Darren Jacobs says:

    Decking

  119. Joy Winn says:

    We have a lawn & a paved patio?

  120. Katherine Coldicott says:

    I’m a lawn fan, love the smell of grass.

  121. Jackie Howell says:

    I have a garden and a huge lawn fan

  122. Dawn Andrews says:

    We have a communal garden. I like a lawn and decking.

  123. What a cool prize, my boys would love this! We have a garden in need of some care after a long winter

    Laura x

  124. Chantelle Kemp says:

    We have a nice lawn but we have a very big garden so we are planning on splitting it in half and having a patio area for BBQ’s

  125. Katie Harmer says:

    I have a garden but it is wild and woolly. It needs taming

  126. Margaret Wacey says:

    We have grass but replacing some of it with decking is on our list of jobs to do!

  127. JULIE WARD says:

    I don’t have a garden, my friend do’s and she gets her grandchildren helping

  128. Tricia Cowell says:

    We have a pretty wild garden atm. I would love to have a beautiful lawn

  129. Lucinda Fortune says:

    We have a lawn, my little boy loves it!

  130. Victoria Walker says:

    A lawn with a small patio…decking is lovely if maintained properly though!

  131. lorraine kirk says:

    We have a lawn and a patio area, the patio area is really useful especially in the winter months

  132. Karen Barrett says:

    We are lucky enough to have a big garden, large lawn, stone patio, wood barn and sand play area, lots of trees and shrubs enclosing our garden, flowers and veggies grown in pots, tubs and troughs

  133. Gemma Clark says:

    We have a lawn but I’d love some decking

  134. donna l jones says:

    we have a lawn

  135. Sheri Darby says:

    We have a very tired looking lawn

  136. Lee Clark says:

    I like both! I love a nice lawn to walk and lie down on, but you need a nice, flat surface to place the table on and sit around whilst having a bit of al fresco food!

  137. nicola barter says:

    I like a bit of both 🙂

  138. Faye Reed says:

    We do have a garden, it as one of the most important things when looking for a house and I’m definitely a lawn person, I love to lie and play on the grass with the kids in the summer.

  139. Sophie D says:

    We have a small garden with lawn, but have squashed as much veggies and flowers in as we can, as well as space to play!

  140. Sarah Mccaffery says:

    Just a shared garden and I’d prefer decking as I’m getting on in year’s.

  141. Mark Mccaffery says:

    A small garden and I think everyone should have access to a lawn, or one of their own.

  142. Ash says:

    We’ve just ripped up our decking because it went rotten after 20 years, only to discovered the builders packed underneath it with old soil… hence the reason it rotted!! Saving to replace with patio slabs! 🙂

  143. MichelleD says:

    We’ve got a lawn in the back garden!

  144. Rebecca Whatmore says:

    We are currently re-doing our garden and making a wild area for the wild hedgehogs as well as troughs to grow veg and lawn for the guinea pigs and wildlife.

  145. Laura Napier says:

    We have a large country garden but with not much going on in it unfortunately

  146. We have a garden but it’s quite natural, mostly grass with a small path. The wildlife love our garden which is great as we love them x

  147. Margaret Mccaffery says:

    We have a communal garden. I love a lawn, but think decking let’s you use your garden all year round.

  148. Richard Saunders says:

    We have have a lovely lawn but no decking

  149. Tina H says:

    We have a concrete yard but I have jazzed it up with long beds made from decking planks and lots of pots. I’d love a garden with grass.

  150. Ruth lee says:

    I have a garden with a lawn

  151. Gemma Middleton says:

    I like having a large lawn with a smaller amount of decking.

  152. Kim M says:

    Yes, have a lawn full of daisies but wouldl like a bit of decking near the house x

  153. Catherine Barton says:

    Yes, I have a lawn but would love decking. We have chickens so decking would be easier to keep clean & the chickens wouldn’t eat it!!

  154. Laura Turner says:

    I’m old fashioned. I love a lawn, thought room for both is nice.

  155. dana says:

    I have a lawn – it’s better for wildlife than decking

  156. Chirag Patel says:

    Garden with a lawn

  157. Laura Pritchard says:

    I do have a garden – it’s all lawn but I do love decking as well.

  158. Zoe Trelfa-Porter says:

    I love to have both a lawn and decking area

  159. laura stewart says:

    love my garden, love to be out in the fresh air

  160. Stef Acaster says:

    We’ve got decking and lawn

  161. Brad says:

    Me plz I despretly wanna get my nephew into gardening and this might do the trick! Yeehaw!!!

  162. Caroline Signey says:

    We have a smallish garden mostly lawn with some decking on the side

  163. Joanna Nichol says:

    I have a garden and I am a lawn fan

  164. Marie Rungapadiachy says:

    I have a garden with a lawn and beds as well.

  165. Kerri-Marie Davidson says:

    I like a mix of lawn for doing some gardening and decking for bbqs!

  166. We’ve got a tiny garden, its long and really narrow, I wish it was bigger but the kids make good use of it.

  167. ellie spider says:

    we have a slightly wild jungle – we cut down the grass and cut back the weeds etc regularly and have some potted plants round the front but its generally wild – the last few weeks its been a riot of blue bells and forget me nots

  168. Eileen Hindley says:

    We don’t have a garden would love a lawned garden

  169. chris bull says:

    Balcony, narrow but very long

  170. jacqui rushton says:

    I love love my woodland veg and flowers!

  171. Geoff Hibbert says:

    I have a container garden

  172. Elzbieta Znyk says:

    I have quite big lawn garden.

  173. Catherine Stewart says:

    We have a garden that is filled with vegetables!

  174. Jen Harper says:

    Our garden is under construction at the mo… its all lawn and we are preparing the ground for borders etc. We plan to deck some too

  175. Rachael Sexey says:

    Our garden is currently in the process of being dug up and new grass laid

  176. Catherine Bullas says:

    We have a garden, the grass is looking very bare thanks to my boys playing football all the time in the garden.

  177. Pauline Burroughs says:

    We have a garden and I’m definitely a lawn fan (even though our has got daisies and dandelions in but that’s good for the bees)

  178. Thomas Perry says:

    We are garden all the way. I always think people are mad when they concrete their garden for ease. I couldn’t be without my tranquil spot and my own little bit of Eden I can tend to and nurture and make it look beautiful.

  179. Dawn Samples says:

    I prefer a lawn even though it takes alot of keeping up to. It’s perfect for children to do role polys and cartwheels x

  180. Laura Whittle says:

    We have a garden and I’m a big lawn fan. Kids love playing on the grass x

  181. Corinne Peat says:

    We have a nice big garden with a big lawn. I would love some decking though. The grass takes a long time to cut! Lots of space for the kids to play though!

  182. We have a lot of lawn but we also have a patio with pots to grow different things- the kids loved planting sunflowers & beans last year!

  183. Monika Bascombe says:

    I have garden ant the back and a lawn at the front of my house

  184. paula cheadle says:

    I have a garden and a lawn, we love gardening

  185. Hannah Igoe says:

    I like a bit of lawn and a bit of decking!

  186. Miss Tracy Hanson says:

    We have a large lawn but now my parents are getting older, they didn’t want to keep mowing it – due to ill-health so we’ve had it changed to artificial grass. No more coming back from holiday and going “the grass/jungle needs cutting”.

  187. Caroline Smith says:

    I have lawn, decking and paving but not many flowers at the moment – need to try harder!

  188. Debbie Pettit says:

    We like a mixture, we have split our garden up into, decking, lawn, patio pond and garden so there is always somewhere different to sit and see

  189. Gemma Phillips says:

    What a great initiative. we make sure to use the garden as a place of learning, but we could certainly do with some more variety.

  190. Lisa Tang says:

    Hope we have plenty of nice sunny weather this year, the kids would love to put some seeds down and plant something.

  191. Angela Kelly says:

    I’m a decking fan – definitely not a gardener. My Dad would love this set to enjoy his gardening passion with his grandson.

  192. sallyanne rose says:

    We have mid sized garden with lawn also a veg growing area

  193. Neil Davidson says:

    I would share this with my grandson-he would love it!

  194. Sara Holt says:

    We have a nice little garden with plenty for the kids to do, we have plenty of fruit starting to grow on our trees – pears, apples and plum trees as well as growing strawberries, courgettes and varieties of lettuce. The kids love playing out there and helping themselves to the strawberries in the summer.

  195. Karen Dixon says:

    We have a medium garden and looking at getting decking

  196. Donna W says:

    We have a lawn and although decking looks lovely, it requires a lot more maintenance to stay looking nice and nothing beats the feel of real grass underfoot in the summer.

  197. Karen Howden says:

    we only have a small border, the rest is paved for the dogs but we will be planting some shrubs and flowers soon

  198. Donna Tomlin says:

    I am a decking fan. I have a small garden and a couple of years ago i dug out the grass and put gravel down, it looks so much better and easy to maintain.

  199. Emma Bradshaw says:

    We are lucky to have a large garden and my 4 yo old loves finding flowers and plants and making bug houses!

  200. CAROL PATRICK says:

    We have two large lawns and a small patio. Our home is in a country village. We have heavy clay soil so growing veg is not successful.

  201. karen Davidson says:

    Ace prize to get my 5 year old grandson into the gardening.

  202. Susan Willshee says:

    We have a small garden but it is covered in stones rather than grass or decking. However, our garden backs onto garages and on the other side of the garages is a big grass and soil area that is shared by us and our elderly neighbours. When we moved here a couple of years ago we volunteered to take over the upkeep of this area because the youngest of our neighbours is in his 80’s. So I mow the grass regularly and we use the soil area to plant veggies, which we then share with the neighbours.

  203. Lucy White says:

    We have a lovely big garden, no decking as of yet, but would love a decked area and a pagoda covered in wisteria ??

  204. sharon martin says:

    yes i have a garden and i’m a lawn fan

  205. Meryl Thomas says:

    We have a garden and no decking at all. Lots of lawn.

  206. Marion Payne says:

    We have a garden with a big lawn and no decking, just a paved patio.

  207. Jo Hutchings says:

    We have a garden and I’m definitely a lawn fan. I have an irrational hatred of decking!

  208. Sam Parkes says:

    We have a big back garden for the kids to play in. I’m definitely a lawn fan

  209. Michelle Newman says:

    We have a garden. I love a proper lawn for the kids to play.

  210. Charlotte Thorpe says:

    Our new garden is full of rubbish! But when we bring it back to life it will have a small patio and the rest will be lawn, plants, trees and a herb/vegetable garden too!

  211. Victoria Davison says:

    We have a garden and love a lawn. My son especially loves helping out in the garden at Nanny’s House!

  212. Leanne Perrett says:

    we have recently moved and have a lovely little area for veg i want to start growing my own and i have a little decking area iom not a lawn fan as it need mowing

  213. Donna Caldwell says:

    I love having a lawn in the garden

  214. A.E. ADKINS says:

    Large patio area for barbeques

  215. Emma Davison says:

    We do have a garden and we like the lawn and flower beds.

  216. Basm10178 says:

    I like both – we have a small decking area and a larger lawn area.

  217. Carla mooney says:

    We have a small front garden and small flagged area at the back. I love decking but we don’t have the room

  218. Michaela B says:

    I have a garden but it’s more of a jungle at the moment, would love a decking area

  219. Lia Burns says:

    I’m a bit of both! We have half decking and half a lawn x

  220. Emma Middleton says:

    We have both, love each equally and plant on all areas

  221. Rita k says:

    We have a small garden with some lawn and some slabbing but the kids have really been involved in planting flowers and veg – they are so excited and hands on – it’s such a shame what recent research has found that the majority of kids don’t have the same life experiences

  222. Carol Cliffe says:

    We have a lovely garden with a lot of lawn, and also a lot of borders which need A LOT of work!!

  223. LORNA WILS says:

    I have both. l enjoy my garden!!!

  224. CARRIE ANN PIERCE says:

    We have a garden, where my little one is growing potatoes at the moment

  225. Su Brett says:

    A huge lawn that I am gradually cutting away to make bigger borders

  226. Sue Clarke says:

    I like having a lawn and think decking is high maintenance. Happy to be proved wrong though.

  227. Adrian Bold says:

    We have a small back garden which is just the right size.

  228. Darren Bourne says:

    We have a garden and definitely a lawn fan which is what we have.

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