Top 10 Creative and Unusual Garden Fences
Watching my next door neighbour paint his fence I realised that my own one needs a little sprucing up as well. After all, you have to keep up with the neighbours! But I want something a little more than a plain wooden fence, I want something that is creative, amazing and unusual. Something like this lot…
Top 10 Homemade, Creative and Unusual See-saws
The other week I showed you how amazing playgrounds can be and indeed have become in my post “Top 10 Amazing Play Parks“, but there remains a constant in almost all playgrounds. A ride that has stood up to the test of time and taken on all comers by changing, adapting and remaining a kids favourite. I am of course talking about the see-saw and here are the very best examples of this playground classic…
Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Garden Paths
My own garden path is something that I need to fix. You see I once tried to put down a patio with rather a disastrous effect. So now I have a lumpy, bumpy, miss-match of a path that I need to start from scratch again. But while looking for ideas I come across some rather amazing paths as well…
Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Tents
Whether you’re a happy camper, a dedicated festival nut, or just the sort of person who likes to prepare for any eventuality, choosing the right tent can be a long, bewildering process. So we’ve decided to do it for you: below you’ll find our list of the 10 most amazing tents under the sun. From the safest to the strangest and the most inventive, we’ve got everything to keep even the most alternative camper fully satisfied…
Top 10 Strange and Unusual Playgrounds
Having a small child means that you do become something of a connoisseur when it comes to children play areas. You learn to spot the rough ones, the boring ones and the ones that are generally just not safe enough to let a hamster run around it let alone a small child. But play parks are changing shape. These days it is not unheard of to have a big name designer build it! So I have decided to show you what I think is…
Top 10 Amazing Things to do With Tree Stumps
Recently I have decided to cut down an old tree in the back garden due to it being dangerous to my little one who plays in the garden. But now the main bulk of work has been done cutting it down, the tree stump still remains. But should I get rid of it? Or should I use it to make one of these amazing ideas…
Top 10 Best Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens
The first ever film I went to see in the Cinema was “Herbie Goes Bananas” way back in 1980 (yes, I really am that old and I was 5 when I watched that!) Anyway my point is that I understand some people’s fondness over their VW Beetles. Some people still drive them, some still race them and there are even people who see them as a perfect garden ornament. I intend to find out whether placing a Volkswagen beetle in the garden is madness or something that is in fact rather beautiful, as I bring you…
Top 10 Best Ways to Recycle a Wheelbarrow
For some reason I think you will all relate to my little story here today: You see just yesterday my neighbour (who was moving out of his home) knocked on my door and asked me if I wanted my Wheelbarrow back. Now this might not seem that unusual, but he had “borrowed” it for so long I had forgotten he had it and got myself a new one! And for some reason I think most people will have had the same sort of thing happen to them. I would love to hear about those from everyone, but before that I think I need to find a use for this now spare wheelbarrow I have, but what can I do with a spare wheelbarrow?!? …
Top 10 Best Images of Shoe Planters
This might just be me, but as a kid I hated just one single thing more than the dentist, and that was shopping for school shoes! Boring shops, full of boring shoes, with boring people fitting them, and boring conversions about why that shoe I was trying on isn’t “quite right for him” boring, boring, boring. And to be honest, I still hate shoe shopping! But I do have to wonder what ever happened to my old school shoes. The truth is they had become worn out and had to be thrown away, but maybe, just maybe someone picked them up from the top of the dustbin and did something very special with them indeed…
Top 10 Amazing and Unusual Cinder Block Planters
I am going to admit to something here that not a lot of people know: “I HATE GARDENING!” I love the look of a nice garden, but hate doing it. For several years now I have paid my elderly neighbour in beer to cut the grass every few weeks because I hate doing that much! But something I do love looking at and making myself is what is known as a cinder block planter. Simple to make, the plants are carefree succulents and they look simply stunning. And with that in mind I bring you…
Top 10 Amazing and Unusual Park Benches
Having a rest after walking the dog?Just sat down having a sandwich? Have you drunk too much and woke up on a park bench again? Maybe it is where you live! whatever the true reason for you being on a park bench just try to make sure it is one of these little beauties…