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Attracting natural pest control to your garden
Wednesday, 22 Sep, 2010 – 4:09 | Comments Off on Attracting natural pest control to your garden
Attracting natural pest control to your garden

If you have a garden, chances are you’ll now be tidying things up in time for Winter. But don’t make things TOO tidy.
Encouraging birds and wildlife to your garden helps to keep the ecosystem healthy …

View from a back garden allotment – guest post by Tessa Gee (Norwich UK)
Sunday, 11 Jul, 2010 – 4:34 | Comments Off on View from a back garden allotment – guest post by Tessa Gee (Norwich UK)
View from a back garden allotment – guest post by Tessa Gee  (Norwich UK)

I’m thrilled to be sharing a guest post with you today.  Tessa, when not pottering around in her back garden, blogs as Green Blogging and professionally as Landlord Law Blog.
Today, she wants to share …

Three easy herbs to grow
Friday, 9 Jul, 2010 – 5:15 | 2 Comments
Three easy herbs to grow

To support Garden Organic’s One Pot Pledge, I want to share three delicious and easy-to-grow herbs with you!
Even if you are without a garden, all you need is a sunny spot – a porch, windowsill …

Dean Community Food CSA open day
Friday, 21 May, 2010 – 16:58 | Comments Off on Dean Community Food CSA open day
Dean Community Food CSA open day

There is a community supported agricultural (CSA) scheme called Dean Community Food and they are holding an open day this weekend before a formal launch in June..
Set up at Ragmans Lane Farm in 2008, …

I’m growing a luffa!
Wednesday, 14 Apr, 2010 – 9:25 | 3 Comments
I’m growing a luffa!

For our Change the World Wednesday challenge this week, Reduce Footprints wants us to bring our green thumbs out to play and plant something!
Growing things is therapeutic, can save us money, reduce food miles, reduce …

Take the one pot pledge!
Monday, 5 Apr, 2010 – 5:15 | 2 Comments
Take the one pot pledge!

If you’ve never grown anything to eat before, then I have just the challenge for you!
Garden Organic, the leading gardening charity, aim to get  30,000 people who have never grown anything before to give growing …

Free seeds from the BBC Dig In Campaign
Friday, 12 Mar, 2010 – 16:36 | 6 Comments
Free seeds from the BBC Dig In Campaign

It’s time for the BBC Dig In: Grow Your Own campaign again!
We took part last year and were sent five packs of seeds: carrot, beetroot, tomato, squash and lettuces. The biggest success were the carrots …

Alpha Ecological – Green pest control
Friday, 29 Jan, 2010 – 8:16 | 3 Comments
Alpha Ecological – Green pest control

No matter how well we take care of our homes, most of us at some point, have to deal with unwelcome visitors and pests.
We’ve had fleas at Chez Green and we get silver fish in …

Landshare – connecting growers with land owners!
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 5:04 | Comments Off on Landshare – connecting growers with land owners!
Landshare – connecting growers with land owners!

I love schemes which link people with things to give, with people who want them; it’s co-operation and community spirit at its best.
Freecycle is probably the first idea that comes to mind, but you might …

Get a discounted compost bin, from £5!
Thursday, 17 Sep, 2009 – 19:56 | 2 Comments
Get a discounted compost bin, from £5!

Autumn is the perfect time for setting up a compost heap.
You can clear your garden of dead plants, old crop stems and empty the contents of your flower containers. Instead of throwing this ‘waste’ away, …