Creating a green garden
Today’s carbon fast is an interesting idea to me. It reads
“Have a truly “Green” lawn and garden by avoiding use of toxic chemicals.”The bizarre thing is, I’ve never done anything other than avoid the toxic use of chemicals.
But it’s not ‘polish my halo’ time; this didn’t always have its roots in being eco friendly!
When I first left home I didn’t know one end of a garden fork from another so my ‘garden’ was an overgrown patch of weeds, or perhaps I should be kinder to myself and call is a natural, wild paradise for wildlife.
When I got a bit more au fait with the fact you could actually grow things in the garden I was too tight to spend my hard earned money on weed killers, fertilizers or anything else.
Now I wear my green heart on my sleeve, it wouldn’t dawn on me to use anything on my garden at all, apart from that which nature provides.
I’ve stopped potato blight in its tracks by using the horsetail that grows in the vegetable beds. Check out my horsetail anti fungal spray for blight. I use comfrey to make fertiliser. Read our 4 tips for using comfrey in the garden. I have a rabbit who will happily nibble the dandelions; plus they just look so pretty hanging around in the grass. And I NEVER water the grass; I cannot understand anyone who does that – have you ever actually tried to kill grass? It’s impossible!
My garden will never appear on a make over programme or be open the public but it provides us with food and we have masses of butterflies who don’t judge me for the untidiness. I know people think there is a bee crisis and they are all dying out, but I’ll let you into a little-known secret; they’re actually over here at Chez Green enjoying our natural paradise!
What about you? What do you do to keep your garden as ‘green’ as possible?
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