Despite the title, this post has nothing to do with our house extension, and everything to do with a post I wrote around a year ago about single use plastics. By chance, I came across some information about eco bricks, which are an increasingly popular way to deal with some types of plastic. Basically, an…… Continue reading Bricking it!
If, like me, you are gardening this weekend (now that it is finally spring) you might be running out of pots, compost and space to put everything as you desperately try to catch up. I can’t help with the last two things, but I do have a solution to running out of pots. The humble…… Continue reading DIY compostable plant pot tutorial
Our allotment has been a hive of activity in the last couple of weeks, with the scene being set for a (hopefully!) productive growing season. The raised beds have been filled with compost, and the little plants to go in them are being carefully tended to at home (butternut squash, pumpkins and courgettes mainly so…… Continue reading The Allotment in April
This morning Dave called me as he was leaving work to tell me it was snowing. This was a surprise as although it was forecast it very rarely snows in this part of the country (Lincolnshire, in case you’re wondering), at least not enough to settle. It left the cars looking a little white but…… Continue reading Snowing and Growing
On Easter Sunday we were all feeling much better after a few poorly days so we decided to do some planting. It was a bit early for some things but we went for beans as they are easy for little fingers to plant. Not wanting to miss a learning opportunity we planted some in clear…… Continue reading A bit of healthy competition
Today we spent 4 hours in the freezing cold at the allotment. My main jobs were weeding, crowd control (we haven’t fenced around it yet and the children wanted to explore) and planting raspberry canes. I managed 1 out of 3 so I’m going to call it a win as the raspberries are in fairly…… Continue reading Shed update-it has windows!