There is only one sustainable source of water for the garden and that’s rain water. If you’d like to install a rainwater butt or rain barrel in your garden here’s a simple guide on your options and what to consider when installing one.
Wildflowers are becoming a regular feature in Irish gardens, and for good reason, they are an easy, attractive, inexpensive way for gardeners to support threatened pollinators like bees and butterflies. Creating one is not rocket science but if you follow the tips below you’ll have the best chance of delivering a beautiful bounty of nectarContinue reading “How to Grow Wildflowers for Pollinators”
I needed a nice fluffy article this week. I’ve been trying to research plastics recycling this week and last and all the contradictory information is doing my head in. So this article is a bit of down time, and being a plant geek (as well as a sustainable geek) this is my idea of fun!Continue reading “Sustainable Houseplant Care”
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 and community has a real, immediate and direct impact on wildlife where we live, and dependingContinue reading “How To Create A Wildlife-Friendly Garden In Ireland”
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 the one invading their worldContinue reading “Natural Insect Repellents”