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Compost Awareness Week 2nd-8th May

| May 4, 2010

Did you know that this week is Compost Awareness Week (2nd-8th May 2010)? Do you have a compost bin, if so then here are the things that you can put in your compost bin. Green Waste Fruit peelings. Vegetable peelings. Tea bags. Coffee grounds. Grass cuttings. Old flowers. Dead plants. Plant prunings. Weeds. Animal manure. [...]

Gardenblogger Seed Exchange

| August 14, 2007

  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 [...]

The Best Location For The Compost Bin

| May 25, 2007

Where is the best location for the compost bin? Place the compost bin onto bare soil or grass so that the worms can get in and the moisture can drain out. Ensure that the ground is level and drainage is good. Ideally place the compost bin in a partially sunny position as the heat helps to [...]

Recycled Containers For Plant Pots

| May 21, 2007

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 [...]

Growing Poplar Trees

| May 3, 2007

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 [...]

Household Recycling Tips

| April 9, 2007

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 [...]

What To Put In A Compost Bin

| April 2, 2007

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 [...]