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    Top ten Easter gardening ideas

    Top ten Easter gardening ideas

    Your Easter weekend will be an enjoyable time with these top ten Easter gardening ideas.

    1. Make a fairy garden
      Be whimsical and enjoy creating your fairy garden. These little works of fun and creativity have taken off recently and can look great in a garden of any size. There are many ways to make a fairy garden. The options are up to you.

    2. Easter plant hunt
      Easter just would not be the same without an easter hunt, but it doesn't have to be for eggs. Why not hunt plants! Write a list of your plants and send friends and family off to find them to win the prize.

    3. Get arty and make your garden pots
      From painted tin cans filled with funky succulents to recycled food containers with filled with cress, it can be great to get the family together and rummage through the recycling to see what you have that you can turn into plants containers.

    4. Paint eggshells
      That age-old Easter activity that you can't skip this year! Painting eggshells and making brightly coloured table decorations or placing them in outside pots is a lovely way to decorate the home and garden for the Easter break.

    5. Have a tidy up
      If you would prefer a quiet break, grab your gardening gloves and get outside in the garden to breathe in the fresh air, get some gentle exercise and enjoy being in the garden with plants. Is there anything more relaxing and satisfying than a day in the garden?

    6. Plant up a new garden container
      Think Spring colours for flowers and tall grasses for structure plus a few added Easter decorations as well. Find a big container, make sure you have suitable drainage holes and a potting compost then pot your plants and place it somewhere you can enjoy watching it grow.

    7. Plant a new fragrant climber
      Why not plant something unique that will remind you of Easter every year? If you have some vertical space, pick a climbing plant that will bring colour, fragrance and memories to your garden. Jasmine, Honeysuckle or Rose would be a lovely Easter treat.

    8. Make an Easter basket
      For a pretty and fun addition to the garden or kitchen table take a woven basket, fill it with moss or straw and place some painted eggs and some treats along with some cut flowers.

    9. Make some garden cane toppers
      Use table tennis balls to protect the top of your garden canes. Just cut a hole big enough to pop it on the rod and paint it with flowers.

    10. Collect cut flowers to decorate the Easter table
      It's the little touches that count. Find some cuttings from the garden and tie them together to place with napkins on the Easter table for a bit of nature indoors.

    Most of these tips you can do with accessories from home, but you can also find us online to help.