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This Thing Called Love….

Love. noun - a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. - a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend. - sexual passion or desire. On our recent trip to Bali, we happened to come across no less than 3 wedding shoots on one day, in the…

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Peppermint Clove Dental Powder

July is Plastic-Free Month. Focussed on getting people to be aware of all the single use plastic we use, and aimed at reducing the amount of plastic us consumers use. So here's a great idea...plastic free dental powder! Easy to make, economical and really nice to use. No plastic packaging needing to be discarded. Yay!…

Top 10 Winter Tips

The blooms have all gone.  Deciduous trees are leafless. Face it.  Reality check: it's Winter! Despite the fact that I have erlicheer and daffodil blooms in my garden, and it feels a little like spring during the day sometimes, the calendar month tells me we are slap bang in Winter!  It's just nature being confused.…

Small Seed Saving

As most gardeners do, I like to collect my own seeds by allowing certain plants to go to seed after blossoming. Bees love the flowers in my veggie beds, so I am assured of providing them with a food source as well. To harvest the seed heads and hang them upside down in my shed…

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White Butterfly Control

Any gardeners out there will lament with me on the subject of white butterflies....certainly a lovely sight as they flit around the garden but for us gardeners, it strikes a chord of dread in our hearts. These unassuming little butterflies have a penchant for your garden greens, in particular, brassicas (cabbages). They flit around and…

A very Merry Sustainable Christmas

A consumer, as defined by the Cambridge online dictionary means to use up energy, fuel, time or food in especially large amounts. If a fire is said to consume a building, it literally means it destroys it completely. And us humans, we are consumers. We feel compelled to use up large amounts of resources at…

Cleaning out your Worm Farm

Waste is a big Buzz Word these days. How to reduce our waste, especially food scraps, which in landfill go through anaerobic (no oxygen) composting and thus produce toxic methane gas .....not good for our carbon or atmospheric overload. Okay, I'm no scientist, so there may be holes in that description but you get the…