Top 3 Things You Could Do To Support Earth Day & National Garden Week This Year?

GARDENING SUPPORTING OUR EARTH Top 3 things you could do this year in your outdoor space No 1. The Soil Enrich your soil by adding nutrients back in. Lay some cardboard on your borders, mulch with leaves and grass cuttings. Work with nature at replenishing not removing. Give Back To The Soil. No 2. TheContinue reading “Top 3 Things You Could Do To Support Earth Day & National Garden Week This Year?”

Building A Cold Frame From A Metal Bed, Scrap Wood, Pallets & Shower Curtains

REPURPOSING & REUSING What Did We Do? Built a cold frame from scrap. So this was my Easter break. This project was everything we had collected over the years and 2 clear shower curtains What Did We Use? Old Metal Bed Frame: We’ve had this outside for 3yrs now, we picked them up for freeContinue reading “Building A Cold Frame From A Metal Bed, Scrap Wood, Pallets & Shower Curtains”

Propagating Cherry Laurel

PROPAGATING CHERRY LAUREL TO GET FREE HEDGING What Did We Do? We had a go at Propagating Cherry Laurel Hedging For FREE last summer because we have such a large space to fill. Over 100meters! We picked Cherry Laurel as it stays green and thick all year round and we need a wind barrier toContinue reading “Propagating Cherry Laurel”

Food Forest Area- New Fruit Trees Planted For 2023

LAST OF THE FRUIT TREES GOING INTO THE FOOD FOREST AREA Getting Started We were gratefully gifted our last set of fruit trees for this area from Direct Plants They sent Clayton out 1 Pear – Pyrus Beth Pear 2 Apple -Malus Cox’s Orange Apple 1 Plum – Prunus Victoria Plum We also just plantedContinue reading “Food Forest Area- New Fruit Trees Planted For 2023”

Temperature Blanket 2023

RECORDING THE WEATHER AS A VISUAL FOR NEXT YEAR Getting Started Temperature Blanket 2023. The idea of a temperature blanket is to crochet (or knit) a number of rows on a blanket each day for a full calendar year. The colors used each day correspond with the temperature outside. I started crocheting last year withContinue reading “Temperature Blanket 2023”

-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Plastic Wrapping Paper

Month 12- December it’s Wrapping Paper 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 Plastic Wrapping Paper”

-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Plastic Bottles

Month 10- October it’s Plastic Bottles 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 Plastic Bottles”

How We Grow Food in a Vertical Garden Using Milk Cartons On A Fence – 2022 UPDATE

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 “How We Grow Food in a Vertical Garden Using Milk Cartons On A Fence – 2022 UPDATE”

-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Usable Items For Your Garden

Month 9- September it’s Usable Items For Your Garden 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 overContinue reading “-12 Months- 12 Eco Changes- Making An Eco Swap Of Usable Items For Your Garden”

The Beechgrove Garden 2022 Episode 23 – Katrina & Peter Gelderbloem

The Beechgrove Garden 2022 Episode 23 – Katrina & Peter Gelderbloem Katrina from Cambridgeshire, England & Peter from Cape Town, South Africa and their children are a Vegan living family of 5 living in East Ayrshire, Scotland. 3 children aged 12-15. Their eldest Clayton who is Autistic and Non verbal is Home Educated by KatrinaContinue reading “The Beechgrove Garden 2022 Episode 23 – Katrina & Peter Gelderbloem”