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Nothing says spring like the sound of birdsong

Alice Kirk

Isn’t it nice when finally, after what feels like years of winter, the clocks spring forward. It’s light in the evenings again, and spring is maybe – just maybe – on its way at last. We here at GFK are particularly excited that spring is here because it means we can finally get outside and get growing! Nothing says spring more like bright evenings, baby animals and the sound of birds chirruping in the morning. Some birds’ songs are so intricate and beautiful that to hear them will take your breath away. It got us thinking: why do birds sing...

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Seedcells: Make growing seed simple and accessible, and spread a little joy along the way

Alice Kirk

Seedcells: Make growing seed simple and accessible, and spread a little joy along the way

The first time a child tries growing from seed, success is a must if they are to develop a love for growing: there is nothing more disheartening for an excited child to find their seeds didn’t germinate, or were eaten by pests as soon as they sprouted. We might have just the answer: Seedcells! Little cardboard pods with seeds enclosed inside. This clever packaging gives seeds the very best start: the environment inside the pod ensures high germination rates and offers some protection from pests, while encouraging helpful bugs that keep the seed, and the soil, healthy. All you need...

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Happy National Nest Box week!

Alice Kirk

Happy National Nest Box week!

Happy National Nest Box week! All this week, the British Trust for Ornithology is holding its 19th annual nest box week, and encouraging everyone to put up nest boxes in their gardens and local areas, and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife. Why not get involved! Naturally, many birds make their nests in holes in walls or trees, but some more inquisitive species will make their nests just about anywhere. Cheeky blue tits are well known for nesting in unusual places, such as letterboxes and old pipes. Females make their nests from a variety of materials,...

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Feeling hot, hot hot!

Alice Edgeworth

Oh boy, it’s hot! I have a thermometer beside me reading 27.8°C, and it’s been on the rise all day.

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That's a wrap!

Sarah Edgeworth

That's a wrap!

So the first growing season at Gardening For Kids is coming to a close... Take a look at what we have achieved in our first two months

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