It all started in a small garden greenhouse in an almost forgotten town in the North-East of England. Allotment and pigeon sheds once littered the landscape and across the town the flower trade bloomed. Pansies and petunia, tulips and tomatoes, chrysanthemums and calendula. Bulbs and blossoms flowed out of every garden.
If you hate wasting food and throwing away valuable materials, think twice before you throw away those leftover bananas. There are many ways you can use up the fruit and also the peels from making a simple jam to potassium-rich fertilizers. With a little ingenuity and patience, you can create some very useful products of your own.
This simple recipe will tantalize the taste bubs and leave you craving for more. Just simply squeeze those citrus fruits and enjoy the fruit of your labor.
Growing sweet potatoes doesn’t have to be difficult. We look into some simple methods of sprouting slips,propagation and fertilization.
Leaf mould may take a long time to decompose but its well worth the effort. This fine grained humus makes an excellent medium to add to your soil and much more from mulching to starting seeds.
Consumers to Producers It seems that we have inadvertently slipped into the trap of becoming consumers instead of producers. As consumers, we rely heavily on pretty packaging to bring a lot of products to a strategically placed shelf, specifically designed to milk our finances. Our own laziness and lack of […]
Grass clippings are the green gold of gardening and hold many nutrients that are beneficial to the garden. Read this before you throw them away.
This method of plant propagation strips away the complexity of marcotting citrus trees and ensures great results for everyone.
Canaries love this cool season plant that can be found thriving in the countryside and you never know what else you might find rummaging through the foliage.
Spiced Vinegar (Sinamak) The inspiration for this subtle yet versatile recipe came from my travels to the Philippines. This brightly coloured bottle is bursting with flovours and makes a great condiment for any curious kitchen. It is famously found in the backstreet barbecue chicken houses, which are all so popular […]
A short simple guide on growing Aloe vera, and a look into the usefulness of our little prickly friend, from treating burns to boosting the immune system.
EM Bacteria What is EM Bacteria? EM Bacteria stands for effective microorganisms. There are three main types of bacteria that make up this probiotic formula, photosynthetic bacteria, lactic acid bacteria and yeast. They are most commonly used to bring back the bacterial balance to depleted soils and to aid the […]
Garlic and Basil Spray In my imagination, the air above the garden is a busy highway of bugs and pests. Above our hectic lives and calming gardens, they’re just cruising around on the lookout for something delicious to eat. Whether it be your favourite flowers or that very special vegetable […]
Keeping my garden as natural as possible means that I am constantly looking for new ways to use old things that are abundant around me.
Moringa Oleifera has been widely cultivated for thousands of years due to its rapid growth and many health benefits. The high content of essential vitamins like calcium, potassium, vitamins A ans C, iron and magnesium, make the tiny leaves enormously nutritious.
The destruction of bee’s natural habitat is becoming a global problem due to the overuse of pesticides. Here are some ideas that can help our fuzzy little friends from our own gardens.
Leave No Waste looks at some simple ideas from around the garden for a better tomorrow. Utilizing things that we often throw away or overlook to save money and help the environment.
As the New Year grows closer, I would like to end this festive period with some final thoughts to consider in the new growing season. I know that you are all itching to get out there and some are already preparing the patches and anxiously anticipating what to plant at allotment.
Teaching our children to care for the environment and helping them to develop their own skills and methods will ensure the stability of our planets future.
The Wonderful World of Worm Farming The majority of worm farms can be quite complicated. Not only are they difficult to set up and require the use of power tools, they can be costly and high maintenance. There are many elaborate designs and techniques but lets remember, earthworms live in […]
We can often find things that we need to help the health of our gardens closer to home than we originally imagined. Here are some simple suggestions.