Building a Mini Food Forest in a Raised Bed

You don’t need a huge space to start growing food and you don’t need a large space to start a food forest. Just start where you are & with what you have to move forward. Using the Permaculture Design Principles you can maximise your space to get the most from it. The different layers ofContinue reading “Building a Mini Food Forest in a Raised Bed”

-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Cleaning Products

Month 4 – April It’s Cleaning Products 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. MyContinue reading “-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Cleaning Products”

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

Month 3 – March It’s Toothpaste 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 husbandContinue reading “-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Toothpaste”

-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Hair Care (Part 1)

Month 2 – February It’s Hair Care – Part 1 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 happenContinue reading “-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Hair Care (Part 1)”

-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)”