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    I plan to spend a bit of money making my garden a bit more fun for the little ones. I already have some sweet little butterfly mirrors on the fence but I'm after some other child friendly but not OTT decorations. i want to create a sensory garden style thing but I'm not much of a gardener so I need things I can't kill too easily. Does anybody know where I can get nice bits to hang etc and do you have any ideas of hardy sensory plants?

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    I always think lavender is good plus you can make nice things with it as well also mint is very hardy.

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    Ooohhhhh... those are good ideas. The bees will like the lavender too, won't they? Thank you x

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    You can get chocolate and curry smelling plants too!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FussyElmo View Post
    You can get chocolate and curry smelling plants too!!!
    sounds good

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    If you plant mint put it in a seperate pot as it spreads loads. i also have chocolate mint, rosemary, lavender, curry plant, a lemon thingy (possibly verbena), chocolate peppermint and sage. The children decorated some CD's and they dangle, also a small kiddies windmill and a small windchime. The children also painted labels and pictures for it. One says "Please touch me, smell me but please don't eat me" which i had a little laugh at, especially as it's stapled on the side of the dog run.

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    I'm looking for some ideas aswell.
    Where did you get the butterfly mirrors from?

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    I wanted to get some boomwhackers for the garden but dh said the neighbours wouldn't be too keen on them, good if you've got a big garden.
    I saw some bamboo guttering that looked lovely for rolling balls, cars etc down but was too pricey. some plastic guttering painted brightly might be nice & probably more hardwearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen79 View Post
    I'm looking for some ideas aswell.
    Where did you get the butterfly mirrors from?
    I can't remember! Sorry.... I've looked online to try and jog my memory but can't remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen79 View Post
    I'm looking for some ideas aswell.
    Where did you get the butterfly mirrors from?
    I got my butterfly mirrors from Home Bargains.

    Lots of lovely mirrors here at very reasonable prices

    http://www.sendmeamirror.com/categor...FYYU4wodV04rJw

    Miffy xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by FussyElmo View Post
    You can get chocolate and curry smelling plants too!!!
    chocolate plants are poisons to dogs, they are very nice smelling to them but can be fatal just so you know, if you have a dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubybubbles View Post
    chocolate plants are poisons to dogs, they are very nice smelling to them but can be fatal just so you know, if you have a dog
    I just misread that as 'if you are a dog.....'
    Oh dear!
    I may have to rethink my plans and just hang up a load of hammocks to catch up on sleep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    Thanks Miffy - that looks good x

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    I got my butterfly mirrors from Home Bargains.

    Lots of lovely mirrors here at very reasonable prices

    http://www.sendmeamirror.com/categor...FYYU4wodV04rJw

    Miffy xx

    the numbers are lovely and very cheap too x
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    well i read your post the other day and thought what a lovley idea so i hoped you wouldnt mind me pinching the idea off to the garden center i went , we now have sage and mint and corriander and tyhme for our big pot

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    Hi,
    Another cheap idea for the garden, so long as you are not protective about your lawn!! I mowed a track in my grass, with turings and cross roads. We use it for ride-ons, remote control cars, practicing road safety, role play, racing games and much more. We have left 2 corners of the lawn very, very, long to encourage insects, frogs, etc, and scatterd wild flower seeds. It has been a fantastic success and very cheap.

    Star

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushpea View Post
    well i read your post the other day and thought what a lovley idea so i hoped you wouldnt mind me pinching the idea off to the garden center i went , we now have sage and mint and corriander and tyhme for our big pot
    Pinch away! And enjoy x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star View Post
    Hi,
    Another cheap idea for the garden, so long as you are not protective about your lawn!! I mowed a track in my grass, with turings and cross roads. We use it for ride-ons, remote control cars, practicing road safety, role play, racing games and much more. We have left 2 corners of the lawn very, very, long to encourage insects, frogs, etc, and scatterd wild flower seeds. It has been a fantastic success and very cheap.

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    Wow - that sounds brilliant!
    Sadly if I did that then there would be a lot of crashes as my garden is teeny

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    Hi, mine is not a big garden, only a small 3 bed semi. You could just do a circle track and make it one way. Play police/traffic wardens, make signs, etc for one way!

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