Commonly-asked Questions About the Leyland Cypress

How many trees does it take to build a hedge? Ideally, Leylandii need to be planted at three feet apart, especially if you’re planning a tall hedge. You need to measure the length of the planned hedge and work it out from there. If you want that hedge fast, then don’t worry so much about height and plant the trees two feet apart to develop a thicker barrier. You may need to keep the tops trimmed, though, as this will encourage the higher parts of the tree to spread out more. Is there a particular time of year I need…

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How to Enjoy the Playground as a Parent

CAPTION: Be as interested in other people’s children as you’d like them to be in yours. Credit: Pixabay  When you go back to school as a parent, it can bring back memories of your own first days at a new school, when you wanted to fit in and for everyone to like you. Although you’re the grown-up now, settling in at a new school community can be a daunting experience.  Recent research from money-saving website Voucherbox has shown that even a primary school playground has the potential to be a toxic environment, with one in three parents saying they disliked some…

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Why I do not like santa..

Ok so with that title I sound like the most scrooge and horrid parent ever but I just don’t like this whole father christmas thing – I never have. I don’t ever remember a time from my own childhood that I believed in father christmas, I had older siblings and I guess they cracked the lie before I knew any different. I remember being younger and hearing the other kids in my class like ‘oh santa bought me this’ and I just sat there thinking do they really believe in this? I get people like the whole magic of christmas,…

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Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition – Competition

Christmas is looming guys; I have lists and even lists of lists of what needs to be done and what gifts are to be brought for which person. Being organised for christmas has never been easy for me but this year I am trying to change that.  Please tell me it isn’t just me that finds the men in our families the hardest to buy for, even asking them what they actually wants gets a ‘duno not fussed’ if they don’t know what they want how on earth am I supposed to know. Well if you’re in the same boat as me and…

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Britain’s Superpowers with Npower

NPower have launched a brand new campaign with the  help of celebrity day Pater Andre to find and celebrating those everyday super powers that us brits have! Peter Andre and npower are challenging the nation to share the wonderful, quirky, clever, and not to mention practical strengths they have that make everyday a little brighter. They are touring the country to shine a light on some of the amazing feats that make Great Britain so great armed with a giant super powers booth you can show your talents to Peter Andre himself! If you impress, you could be in with the chance…

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