Games do not have to cause garden damage

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Families have been told that there are still sports and games that can be enjoyed in a garden that pose little threat to damaging a summer house or any delicate plants.

Parents may be inclined to ban sports including football and cricket from a garden in case any windows are smashed or any special plants are potentially trampled on.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Bunny Guinness explains that children do not have to be banished to a park or the indoors in order to enjoy games.

"If you have very special plants, it might be better to go down the Frisbee or shuttlecock route," she said.

"For those seriously short of space, outdoor table tennis tables are conducive to good, rowdy games. If rowdiness is too much of a factor, try croquet and petanque – commonly called boules – which is quieter."

Meanwhile, families may want to ensure that they keep their summer houses and garden sheds locked if heading away for the summer as thefts from the locations increase by 60 per cent in July and August when compared to January, according to research by Aviva.

Posted by David Webb   - 13 July 2010
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Games do not have to cause garden damage

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