The Little Gardener's Guide — kids

Growing Ladybird Flowers

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The ladybird flower is a type of poppy with bright red petals and big black splodges! It will also drop its own seeds into the ground, so you’ll see it come back year after year.

It’s a ‘hardy annual’, meaning you can sow it as late as Autumn and the seeds will survive the winter, giving you a head start on next year’s gardening and a much earlier bloom.

 

This guide will show you how to sow and care for your plant through it's lifecycle.

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Growing Wildflowers

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20% of all wildflower species are now listed as endangered. We continue to build on our green spaces, leaving fewer places for these beautiful plants to bloom. They need our help! See our guide to flower bombing to help liven up public spaces - but the best way to go about this is to lend a corner of your garden to these amazing flowers!

This guide will show you how to sow and care for your wildflowers!

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Growing Spinach

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Spinach is a superfood! It’s packed with loads of vitamins and is one of the healthiest foods you can grow. This organic baby leaf variety produces tender leaves which don’t even need cooking! Eating them raw in salads or just mixed into food while off the heat makes sure all the goodness isn’t cooked out of them.

This child friendly guide will show you how to grow baby spinach from seed and care for it throughout its lifecycle.

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Growing Rocket

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Prepare your salads, sandwiches and side dishes for blast off! Rocket leaves will add punch to your lunch while the peppery taste will leave you with a tingly tongue!

Rocket grows well in pots on your windowsill. Just snip a bit off whenever you need it! It also works well in your vegetable patch. This one is nice and easy to grow, with leaves ready to eat within 4 weeks!

This guide will show you how to grow rocket from seed and care for it throughout its lifecycle.

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Flower Bombs

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Flower bombs (also known as seed bombs or earth dumplings!) are a fun and super easy way of doing restoring wildflowers back to their natural habitat. It really is as easy as throwing them into a nice open space, then nature will do the rest!

Our handy guide will show you how to make them as well as how to use them in a responsible manner!

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