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Posts from June 2018

Along with several other activities, gardening is the perfect pastime for your kids to enjoy this summer. Not only can getting out into the garden to explore help children learn more about nature’s cycles but it can also increase their environmental awareness while providing them with the opportunity to nurture new life. Sowing seeds and watching a plant flourish can give a child great satisfaction through knowing that they played a pivotal role in caring for it through each stage of its growth. Consequently, this fulfilling experience can spark their interest and inspire them to take up gardening as a regular hobby that can be enjoyed at any time of year. Below, we’ve put together a simple guide to gardening with children to help you encourage your little ones to get green-fingered this summer: 
Summer is well on its way and with the school holidays fast-approaching, there’s no better time to start thinking about how you can make the most of your family time this summer. However, while you may have a few things planned already such as a week away with the kids or some day trips out, you may be feeling a little stuck for inspiration when it comes to finding day-to-day activities that all the family can enjoy. But here at Plantabox, we’ve got some great suggestions when it comes to family-friendly activities to help you make the most of your time together this summer: 
With the weather warming up and the evenings growing longer, why not treat your dad to a gardening gift this Father’s Day? Whether he’s got his very own allotment full of thriving fruit, vegetables and plants or simply loves to potter around on a Sunday afternoon mowing the lawn and planting new seeds in an old garden planter, we’ve got some fabulous Father’s Day gift suggestions that are simply perfect for garden-loving dads: 
It’s National Gin Day; what better excuse to savour a glass of this popular spirit? While a classic G&T is always a firm favourite, why not branch out with some new and exciting cocktail recipes to mark this special day? Whether you’re spending your Saturday afternoon out in the garden relaxing or enjoying some quality time with friends, we’ve got some ‘ginspirational’ cocktail recipes that are perfect for all occasions: 
Father’s Day is on the horizon but are you still stuck for inspiration when it comes to finding the right present for dads? Well, if your dad enjoys a bevvy or two and relishes cracking open a cold one after a hard day’s grind, why not opt for a beer-themed present? Here at Plantabox, we’ve got some great beer gifts that will serve to heighten his drinking experience further, from personalised beer crates to a handy wooden beer holder. So, if a bottle of his favourite brew won’t quite hit the mark this Father’s Day, read on to discover more great gift ideas that are perfect for beer-loving dads: 
Barbecue season is here and for many, there’s nothing better than heading out into the garden to enjoy an open-air feast with the family! However, while you may have your ‘dad’ apron on and your tongs at the ready, if you’re a first timer in the art of barbecuing, there are a few things you’ll need to know before tackling the grill. To help you avoid those classic cremated sausages or worse, food poisoning your guests, we’ve put together a beginner’s guide to barbecuing: 
 
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Just to keep you informed. 
 
With Brexit now a reality, we are starting to experience some issues with deliveries to European countries, especially Ireland. A number of packages, sent via our courier DPD, have been returned by customs with no comments or instructions to enable us to correct paperwork and enable the delivery to proceed. We are doing our best to rectify this. 
 
We also want to make customers aware that in some cases, where a delivery is successfully made into Europe, an additional customs charge may be applied. We are afraid that we are unable to influence this charge, and being a small company, we are unable to refund these additional costs. 
 
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