-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Deodorant

Month 1- January It’s Deodorant Background….. As when I decided to go Vegan back in 2013, I started with the food, gradually as I did the next shop I swapped over the milk and butter and cheese, we obviously stopped eating or buying any meat but finding substitutes didn’t happen over night. My husband PeterContinue reading “-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Deodorant”

-No Waste Wednesday-What We Did With The Empty Compost Bags

What Did We Do? We had used a few ready made compost bags around the garden this last year and rather than throw away these bags , I started to look around for usages. I could have just turned them inside out & used them to make leaf mould in, the black sides would haveContinue reading “-No Waste Wednesday-What We Did With The Empty Compost Bags”

Sheet Mulching a Large Grass Lawn Area To Build A Food Forest

See Previous Posts Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? And Building a Food Forest in Scotland. Starting with the Tree Layer (Year 1) Where Did We Start From? This area had the 8 Fruit Trees & Cages planted across the back. The idea was to sheet mulch the whole area aroundContinue reading “Sheet Mulching a Large Grass Lawn Area To Build A Food Forest”

-No Waste Wednesday- How We Made Easy Toilet Bombs Using 3 Ingredients

What Did We Do? First we start by finding the ingredients we needed, we already had a large range of essential oils to use, bicarbonate of soda we use for cooking so we jut needed to source some citric acid granules which was easier than expected as it is widely sold and pretty cheap. AsContinue reading “-No Waste Wednesday- How We Made Easy Toilet Bombs Using 3 Ingredients”

-No Waste Wednesday-What To Do With All The Little Bits Of Cardboard

What Do We Do? There are so many bits of cardboard and paper that comes through the post nowadays, there’s a bigger box with brown paper packing inside, then a smaller box with the product in. Trays of tins come on brown cardboard, extra strips of packing in furniture boxes, amazon envelopes, the list goesContinue reading “-No Waste Wednesday-What To Do With All The Little Bits Of Cardboard”

Building a Kitchen Courtyard Herb Garden in a Small Space in Scotland (Part 1)

Where Did it Start? This area was pretty much open when we moved in in the February 2019. The trees that were a loose hedge were bare opening up onto a huge field. You can read about this area in this blog Making Every Bit Of Space Usable. Building A Long Planter Raised Bed WeContinue reading “Building a Kitchen Courtyard Herb Garden in a Small Space in Scotland (Part 1)”

-No Waste Wednesday-How We Grow Food in a Vertical Garden Using Milk Cartons On A Fence

What Did We Do? Not being happy with the amount of plastic that was going to landfill, we wanted to come up with a solution to help reduce that. When researching I came across plastic milk cartons being used on the window sills for herbs, just the bottoms used with drainage holes. I thought whyContinue reading “-No Waste Wednesday-How We Grow Food in a Vertical Garden Using Milk Cartons On A Fence”

-No Waste Wednesday- How We Use Insides Of Toilet Rolls In Our Garden

What Did We Do? First we start by collecting all the inside of the toilet rolls all year round. Usually gives us around 3 a week 150ish over the year. We collect them ready to use in April to plant seeds in that we want to grow a little taller before planting out, like BroadContinue reading “-No Waste Wednesday- How We Use Insides Of Toilet Rolls In Our Garden”

Making Every Bit Of Space Usable. Building A Long Planter Raised Bed

Where Did We Start From? This side is where the sun sets at night, it takes a while for the sun to reach this area in the day, but when it does, the sun reflects off the white shell wall (which is stunning up close) and gives the plants that extra much needed sun. ThereContinue reading “Making Every Bit Of Space Usable. Building A Long Planter Raised Bed”

How I Changed an Under Stairs Cupboard into a Calm Room with a Bed on a Budget

What Did it looked like? There was a door either side, one leading to the living room, one leading to the dinning room. You had to open one door, shuffle into the space to open the next door, if you left both doors open they opened onto the actual under stairs area so you couldContinue reading “How I Changed an Under Stairs Cupboard into a Calm Room with a Bed on a Budget”