[Welcome to the Skinny Jean Gardener Blog. I don’t usually blog and for very good reason. But if you would like a blogger that misspells, doesn’t use punuation and writes in quite a strong Essex accent then I am you man. That is a rather niche blogging style! And heres the only place you’ll find it! Enjoy!..]

Hey All! So I didn't want to go a week without writing a blog as we're on a bit of a roll on this website art we! Ive got a great one coming next week (he says.. no idea what it will be). Its a busy week here as im back making and creating content ready for release on Wednesday! Get ready Youtube AND Instagram TV! I think ive got something that will actually work for both you and me!

Anyway thats not why ive got you here! the main reason is I needed to write a blog and inspired by my old mate Peter Donegan im giving you the Top 3 (alternative) tips in the garden with this hot weather!

1) Water it. Leave it during the day but in the evening when the sun is going down give everything a good water. TOP TIP get the kids to do it, water pistols ahoy!

2) Have a looooooong lunch. If you've got a day of gardening ahead try and do as much early morning, and then jump back on it early evening. With the sun at its strongest mid day, try and keep shaded and come back to it later on. 

3) Water it. yeh back to this. but this time with yourself! sure the suns out, vest is on, the shoulders are red and pint is in hand.. aaaah good ol' Blighty, but hydration is key! so sure have a pint, a glass of something fizzy but make sure you and the kids keep hydrated throughout the day!

So there you have it! my top tips! although reading it back it looks like im saying make sure the kids drink water inbetween their pints. thats not the case! Anyway if you want to get some more garden advice head over to Peters blog 

Have fun in the sun and until next week.. erm... I should really come up with some sort of witty outro!.. bye. 

Lee Connelly