One of the most pleasant trees you can possibly maintain is a cherry tree. The word Cherry is derived from the name of an ancient city in Turkey. It describes both the tree and the fruit it produces. A cherry fruit is classified as a “drupe”. In the center it has a single hard core that holds the seed. The outside of the fruit is smooth and might have a small groove down one side. There are hundreds of different varieties of cherry. Continue reading
After the long cold winter kids tend to have a lot of pent up energy. That makes spring the perfect time to get them outdoors. Not only will they burn off some of that excess energy, but they can start to learn a bit about the natural world too. So, to help you come up with ways to entertain your kids while introducing them to the outdoors this spring, here are 7 simple ideas.
1 – Visit a Farm
Why not take your kids on a trip to a farm, zoo or sanctuary? Each of these have their own particular merits. A zoo will give your children the chance to learn about an enormous range of animals from all over the world. A farm will show them a bit about the way we get our food, and also might offer them the chance to pet some baby animals – always a hit! And a sanctuary will let them get up close with a particular species that’s endangered or under threat and give them a really great understanding of how that animal lives in the wild. Continue reading
Many parents want to help their children learn about the natural world, and about gardening in particular. Gardening can be a simple pleasure for some, but it is also a useful skill as it’s perfectly possible to grow your own fruit and vegetables which make a fresh and healthy alternative to shop-bought vegetables. Continue reading