Wildlife Friendly Gardening

Sometimes it can feel impossible to have an impact on the climate crisis. It’s so big and nebulous, but one area where we can have a huge impact is protecting local biodiversity. What you do in your house, garden, community has a real, immediate and direct impact on wildlife where we live, and depending onContinue reading “Wildlife Friendly Gardening”

Natural Insect Repellents

Credit: Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash It’s summer! And as the temperatures creep up we’re all living outdoors more, which means we’re all spending more time with lots of mini-beasties. I have a live and let live approach to most insects in my life. I’m happy to share my living space with them, after all I’m theContinue reading “Natural Insect Repellents”

Hacks for Sustainable Gardening

‘Allo, ‘allo, (said in a very poor French accent) to all my new blog followers. You’re most welcome to this little internet oasis where we cut through all the noise and greenwashing to arrive at simple, inexpensive, enjoyable ways to live more sustainably. (If the reference in my intro is completely lost on you thenContinue reading “Hacks for Sustainable Gardening”

Growing Fruit and Veg; Design & Layout

I appreciate that I have really put the cart before the horse with this post. I really should have posted this before I wrote my other posts on growing veg but this happens when you write a blog that follows life rather than one that is planned and executed like a professional magazine. So ifContinue reading “Growing Fruit and Veg; Design & Layout”

Creating an Ornamental Garden; Late Summer Colour

In my garden some of the plants I grow for mid-summer colour are still going strong well into Autumn, like Verben Bonariensis, Cornflowers and Russian Sage, and some flowers are having a second flowering like the Campanula and Aquilega, but it’s lovely to inject some vibrancy into the scheme with some fresh colours. Here areContinue reading “Creating an Ornamental Garden; Late Summer Colour”