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Grow your own!

windowsill-herb-gardenMy mantra is that you don’t have to have a garden to grow your own – anybody can have a go!

All you need is a hanging basket filled with tumbling tomatoes, a windowbox of salad leaves or some pots of mini vegetables outside the back door to enjoy a little self sufficiency.

You can sprout seeds in your kitchen, grow peppers in pots on a large sunny windowsill or grow small pots of herbs on your dining room table.

Get creative with your space, grow some healthy, organic food, reduce your food miles and save yourself some money!

 

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Get your family out of the car and onto a digital detox
Sun, 27/07/14 – 7:22 | No Comment

Fallow-deer-Picture-credit-New-Forest-National-Park-Authority-520x284Are you addicted to your smart phone?

I’m beginning to wonder if I am. Read the full story »

It’s World Hepatitis Day #thinkhepatitis
Fri, 25/07/14 – 6:02 | No Comment
It’s World Hepatitis Day #thinkhepatitis

Is Hepatitis something you think much about?
Well apparently we should as it’s the world’s 8th biggest killer – right up there with HIV / AIDS

Are hybrid cars the car of the future?
Wed, 9/07/14 – 8:44 | One Comment
Are hybrid cars the car of the future?

Little Miss Green has a new passion.
She’s moved on from farm animals, paper dolls and My Little Pony into something more grown up.

How to find the right mindset for decluttering
Fri, 23/05/14 – 7:09 | Comments Off
How to find the right mindset for decluttering

Do you ever set the same goals for yourself over and over again?
That’s how I’m feeling at the moment with decluttering.

Nine Ways To Protect The Bees
Wed, 21/05/14 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Nine Ways To Protect The Bees

A month or so ago, Small Footprints encouraged us to protect the bees for our Change The World Wednesday Challenge.
As you’ll be aware, we love taking care of our buzzy bees here at Chez Green. …

Recycling – a load of hot air?
Mon, 19/05/14 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Recycling – a load of hot air?

Every year we go to a favourite holiday destination.
It’s a tiny apartment on the seafront with a spectacular view.
It’s our chance to unplug, unwind and relax.

Decluttering at Chez Green
Thu, 15/05/14 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Decluttering at Chez Green

I don’t know about you, but I can really feel spring in the air.
When the weather’s like this, not only do I want to spring clean but I cant wait to get the family onĀ  …

Is anaerobic digestion the answer to renewable energy?
Tue, 13/05/14 – 4:06 | Comments Off
Is anaerobic digestion the answer to renewable energy?

I’m a great believer that one man’s trash is another’s treasure, especially in our current state of depleted resources where we need to preserve as much as we can.
I’m an avid user of Freecycle; where …

Are you sitting on a goldmine?
Sun, 11/05/14 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Are you sitting on a goldmine?

I’m back on the recycling bandwagon again.
Recently I was concerned about recycling WEEE; in particular laptops and computers that hold confidential information.

How to save money and reduce your carbon footprint
Fri, 9/05/14 – 4:34 | Comments Off
How to save money and reduce your carbon footprint

I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts to get better, it gets me thinking about home improvements.
I’m not talking about spring cleans, painting and decorating, but making our home more energy efficient.

Mrs Green’s WEEE recycling dilema
Thu, 8/05/14 – 4:42 | Comments Off
Mrs Green’s  WEEE recycling dilema

I’ve been eagerly following the seven month campaign from the Guardian, called “Live Better”
Each month, they focus on a different area of sustainability.