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Fresh flowers make a stunning addition to any room or event, especially during the summer when there is an abundance of flora to choose from. While picking some pretty flowers and popping them into a jug is relatively easy, the art of flower arranging is a little more challenging and can seem daunting if you have never tried your hand at it before. However, if you have spied a gorgeous arrangement that you are desperate to recreate, we have outlined some basics in our beginner’s guide to flower arranging that will help you on your way to creating some exquisite displays: 
A person preparing to create a flower arrangement
Rustic weddings never seem to go out of fashion and are always a popular choice among brides to be. If you’re getting married and are in the midst of planning your dream rustic wedding, take a look below to discover these six rustic wedding decoration ideas to ensure you create that perfect earthy atmosphere on your big day: 
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: 
Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be difficult. While chocolate, socks and wine are some of the safest options, when it comes to picking a truly thoughtful gift, it’s good to be guided by the man himself. What are your dad’s passions? What are his interests? Does he have any hobbies? By asking yourself these questions, you’ll likely be guided to a topic around which you can form gift ideas. However, if you’re super stuck, one of the most common interests that most dads share is music! So, whether your dad was a Sex Pistols punk rocker or a Beatles super-fan, there’s a range of great Father’s Day gifts for music-loving dads: 
With the sun shining and the flowers in bloom, summer is the perfect time to let your children relish some time to themselves. Whether it’s throwing a garden tea party with their favourite toys, creating colourful collages made from interesting materials, or writing a summer journal that they can cherish forever, there are a large variety of fantastic activities for kids to enjoy during summertime. 
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