Tag Archive: sustainable living

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

Why Thunderstorms and Lightning are good for the garden.

This summer has been extraordinary in the garden, it is lushest and greenest I have ever seen it in mid-summer. I usually spend January trying to supplementary irrigating everything because it is so… 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

Growing Spring Onions all year.

It can be a bit confusing when talking about spring onions (or are they shallots or are they scallions) as there are lots of small onions with lots of different names, but when… Continue reading

How to keep a continual supply of Coriander and Rocket growing in your garden all year.

Coriander and rocket are both leaves I use constantly, and in great quantity, in the kitchen, therefore I need to keep a continual supply happening in my garden all year. This is not… 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

HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER CROP

So today I have been out and picked the last of my cauliflowers and several heads of Broccoli. The rain and a couple of warm days and they want to go to flower… 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

Using and Preserving your Apple Crop

  How I am using and preserving my apple crop this year As you would have seen recently from my Facebook post, we picked a great heap of apples this year. I have… Continue reading

Successive Planting and How to Grow Snow Peas

I love gardening in autumn, the temperatures are lower and there is usually enough rain about so you don’t have to be constantly watering newly planted seedlings and seeds. It is my favourite… Continue reading