Tag Archive: sustainability

Why you should not grow potatoes in tyres and my favourite space saving growing methods.

Many years ago it was very trendy to grow potatoes in recycles tyres. They were cheap (usually free) and very accessible. The reason this growing method was so popular was because it was… Continue reading

Growing Globe Artichokes

Globe Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus) is a luscious herbaceous perennial that produces lovely big flower buds that when prepared well are just a delight to eat. I also like to grow them as they… Continue reading

Having a happy, healthy flock of backyard chooks – Preventative Backyard Chook care.

I generally have very few problems with my flock and I think this is because I always try to prevent any problems arising. So I thought I would share with you some of… Continue reading

A Changing of the Seasons

There is a real autumn feel in the air at the moment and the colouring up of the Manchurian pear and Robinia, makes me realise that autumn is nearly here. The same is… Continue reading

Making Comfrey ointment

Comfrey ointment/salve It is inevitable if you are a gardener, spending time planting, weeding, thinning, pruning, hedging, mowing and generally working hard, that you will eventually come of second best and sprain or… Continue reading

Freezing beans-A series of picture instructions on how to freeze your excess beans.

              Do you have a glut of Beans at your place too? Share your harvest with the community on either Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ or Twitter!  … Continue reading

The joys of a containerised living Christmas tree.

I love a live Christmas tree; in fact I absolutely refuse to have a plastic one in the house. But I do find the hassle of either picking up a pre-cut, or going… Continue reading

Saving the Apple crop!

This morning I went for my normal weekly stroll around the garden to formulate my “To Do “ list for the weekend. Fortunately the first thing I found was a couple of issues… Continue reading

Harvesting and using your Asparagus crop

Spring = Asparagus. I love spring for the fact that it is asparagus season. It is a luxury vegetable that I look forward to each year. It has a relatively short harvest time,… Continue reading

WHY YOU SHOULD GROW CITRUS IN POTS

Why grow citrus in pots Citrus are one of those plants that I think are a must in the garden. They have beautiful dark green foliage all year, sensuously perfumed flowers at various… Continue reading