July 2022 Update: Welcome To Summer!

It always feels like Spring takes FOREVER to get going, and then almost as soon as you can say “yes, this is Spring!” it’s the middle of Summer and all of the plans we had for Spring are out of the window! […]

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Overwinter Strawberries: Can You Grow Strawberries In A Cold Frame?

Here in the UK, we don’t have a lot of amazing sunshine, and when your favourite fruit in the world happens to be the Great British strawberry, that can be a big problem! I love strawberries, but I’ve never been particularly good […]

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Do Bees Make Nests in Compost Bins?

Did you know that bees make nests in compost bins? I came across this recently when doing a bit of research about compost bins, that bees can (and do!) actually make your bin their home. As with everything in the garden though, […]

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Worm Composting At Home: Is A Wormery Worth It?

We live in a small house with a very small garden. While we love using good quality compost, I don’t want to put a compost bin in our yard for food waste in case it invites rats and other rodents. What are […]

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Can You Freeze Food Waste? How To Freeze 8 Types Of Food Waste

The key to successful living is having a low impact on the Earth. One way to do this is by reducing your food waste and focusing on self-sufficiency and simplicity. No matter how far you go to reduce your food waste, it […]

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Is Rain Barrel Water Safe To Use On My Vegetable Garden?

Collecting rainwater in barrels or water butts is something that most gardeners do without thinking about it, but is this rainwater collected actually safe to use on your vegetable plot, and should you be giving any consideration to how you’re collecting water? […]

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Zero Waste Candles: A New Eco-Friendly Way To Bring Scent Into Your Home?

During the wintertime, we love spending the evening indoors watching some TV or participating in hobbies (like writing these blogs!). While we’re indoors, lighting a few candles around the house and staying in for the night is a nice way to make […]

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Does Eco-Friendly Plastic Biodegrade? The Ugly Truth About Biodegradable Plastic

Plastic. It seems to be everywhere in our world. In fact, a recent study by The University of Newcastle, Australia, suggests that every week “up to 5 g/week of microplastic particles is potentially ingested by humans.”. That’s the same weight as a […]

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Do Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergents Work? 7 Tips To Super Charge Your Green Detergents

Laundry. It’s something that most adults have to do every day and for most of us, grabbing a bottle or box of detergent at the store is quick, easy, and something we don’t think about. Your detergent habit could be having a […]

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