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Posts from August 2018

Whatever growing space you have to work with, whether it’s a windowsill garden planter or a huge back garden, Instagram is the perfect source of inspiration when it comes to great gardening. From self-professed nature-lovers to garden design experts, you’re sure to find an account to suit your gardening style on this vibrant social platform. Below, we take a look at some of the best gardening accounts to follow: 
The Best Gardening Instagram Accounts to Follow
For families, picnics are the perfect summer activity. Not only are they a fantastic way to spend some quality time together while enjoying the great outdoors, but they also make for a relatively cheap day out, which is always handy. But before you head out for your open-air feast, there are a few things you’ll need to prepare and pack to ensure you have everything needed to make it a success: 
Two children sitting on top of our personalised wooden picnic hamper
While many of us know that keeping fit is a vital part of leading a healthy lifestyle, purchasing a gym membership or joining an exercise class are not the only ways to keep our bodies in shape. In fact, there are several activities that we carry out in our day to day lives that can bring huge health benefits that help to improve both physical fitness as well as mental wellbeing. One of these is gardening; not only does getting out into the fresh air prove revitalising in any weather but gardening tasks such as moving the lawn, weeding flower beds and pushing a wheelbarrow all help to improve balance, flexibility, strength and wellbeing in general. Below, we’ve outlined just a few ways in which gardening can benefit your health: 
A spade digging into soil in a garden
If you’re looking for the perfect DIY project this summer, why not transform your garden shed into your very own She Shed? Whether it’s to curl up with your favourite book for an hour or two or enjoy some time pursuing some new hobbies, a She Shed will provide you with a unique space to call your own where you can relax, unwind and take some time out. Here at Plantabox, we’ve got six great tips to help you create a stunning garden getaway: 
A baby blue She Shed in the surrounded by garden furniture and equipment
With warmer weather and longer evenings, summer is the perfect time for a garden party. Not only is this type of gathering a great excuse to get together with family and friends to catch up but it’s also a fantastic way to make the most of the brilliant sunshine and flourishing outdoors. If you’re thinking of hosting a big bash this summer, we’ve got some helpful tips to ensure you cover every base when it comes to throwing the ultimate garden party: 
A string of red and blue gingham bunting blowing in the breeze
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