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Seed saving and sowing seeds during autumn and winter
Tuesday, 15 Sep, 2009 – 5:34 | 9 Comments
Seed saving and sowing seeds during autumn and winter

Last week we took part in our first ‘Change the World Wednesday’ challenge. I first read about it on TC’s Live Smart book site.
The challenge, set over on the Reduce Footprints site, was to plant …

National allotments week
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off on National allotments week
National allotments week

National allotments week takes part in the second week of August.
This year National allotment week runs from 10th-16th August 2009
The aim is to raise the profile and positively promote the activity of allotment gardening to …

Get rid of fleas the green and natural way
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 8:43 | 4 Comments
Get rid of fleas the green and natural way

We have an elderly cat who, for the first time in many years ended up with fleas.
She shared them with us and our home and we ended up with an infestation. Ten years ago I …

5 ways to save water with hanging baskets
Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2009 – 4:35 | Comments Off on 5 ways to save water with hanging baskets
5 ways to save water with hanging baskets

Hanging baskets are notoriously thirsty and can drink copious amounts of water during a dry spell. I’ve limited Mr green to just one outside the front door because I can’t bear to see all that …

4 tips for using comfrey in the garden
Thursday, 16 Jul, 2009 – 5:20 | 2 Comments
4 tips for using comfrey in the garden

Comfrey is a true wonder plant. Not only do bees love it; ours is buzzing with bees as soon as the flowers appear, but comfrey is every organic gardener’s best friend.
Comfrey is rich in nitrogen; …

Update on our garden
Tuesday, 14 Jul, 2009 – 5:27 | 3 Comments
Update on our garden

As well as the BBC Dig In, we’re growing lots of our own things too! Today I’m going to talk about three of them – runner beans, courgettes (zuchini) and beetroot. I’ll cover more of …

Bee friendly plants
Monday, 13 Jul, 2009 – 5:07 | 3 Comments
Bee friendly plants

As you know, we’ve planted a bee garden here at Chez Green. It’s looking a little sparse at the moment, but I’ve already had bees on the chive flowers, which is so exciting.
Someone left a …

Eco friendly, credit crunch gardening – 6 tips
Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2009 – 6:00 | 2 Comments
Eco friendly, credit crunch gardening – 6 tips

Why not grow your own fruit and vegetables this year? As you’ll see from the site, we’re indulging in a little self sufficiency here at Chez Green. We’ve managed to bag plenty of free seeds …

Hand crafted in England – garden arches
Monday, 15 Jun, 2009 – 5:00 | Comments Off on Hand crafted in England – garden arches
Hand crafted in England – garden arches

Our neighbour has just opened his gardens to the public to raise money for charity.
Between him and another gardener in the village, they raised over £1000; which is phenomenal.
I was rather hoping no one would …

Garden accessories with nature in mind
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Garden accessories with nature in mind
Garden accessories with nature in mind

As you’ll be aware, Mr Green and I have really nurtured our garden this year. For the past ten years it’s suffered some serious neglect, but we now have plenty of crops growing, a small …