Gardenblogger Seed Exchange

  Colleen over at In The Garden Online has come up with the idea of garden bloggers exchanging seeds they collect from the plants and flowers in their gardens. I think this is a great idea but the problem is I live in the UK and Colleen lives in Michigan which makes seed swopping difficult due … Read more

Recycled Containers For Plant Pots

I have started to recycle different containers for plant pots as advised by Top Veg. Here are my efforts so far. Recycled cream pot with sunflower seedling. Recycled cress tub with tomato seedling. Recycled strawberry punnet with pepper seedling. Recycled yoghurt pot with pepper seedling. Another recycled yogurt pot with pepper seedling. I don’t know … Read more

Growing Poplar Trees

Two years ago my husband took some cuttings from a poplar tree and placed them in my vegetable garden to see if they would grow. I wasn’t very happy when I found out where he had planted them as the cuttings were taking up valuable vegetable planting land. However, two years on the cuttings are … Read more

Household Recycling Tips

Help the environment by recycling as much of your household waste products as you can. Here are a few helpful tips to help with the recycling; Reuse plastic carrier bags when shopping. Use a bag for life. Start composting your food and garden waste. Reuse glass jars for homemade jams and pickles. Freeze homemade soups … Read more

What To Put In A Compost Bin

The compost bin can be filled with kitchen and garden waste. Waste products can be categorised into green and brown waste. Equal amounts of green and brown waste are needed in order to make good compost. Green Waste Fruit peelings. Vegetable peelings. Tea bags. Coffee grounds. Grass cuttings. Old flowers. Dead plants. Plant prunings. Weeds. Animal manure. Brown … Read more