A dear friend of mine was departing these fair isles for her home country of Australia and I was asked by the other members of our knitting group to make her a card. Here is the end result. It’s simply a circle of cardboard, wrapped in wool with two wooden skewers – capped with stripsContinue reading “Homemade Card”
One of the best aspects of gardening is how it focuses on the future. This means we get to daydream about summer blooms in the depths of winter. In fact Autumn is the best time to plan for the following summer by planting annuals or biennials. Annuals are plants that only live for one season,Continue reading “Creating an Ornamental Garden; Planning for Summer”
I’m no garden designer but having being an interior architect for 15 years, I am well-practiced at balancing colour and form. I’ve also been gardening since I was 8 so and I have lots and lots of direct experience. Here are my tips on how to create a plant plan for scratch that will haveContinue reading “Creating an Ornamental Garden: Selecting Plants”
Your local recycling centre will take a lot of items for recycling and charity shops are great for general items in good condition but for those tricky items here are a list of other places to try. Remember though, it’s always better to repair or reuse your own goods than to recycle it if possible.