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The Balcony Garden

I am totally ashamed of myself – it is the beginning of March and this is my first blog post for 2015 – the horror! Admittedly, I’ve suffered a bit of a lag in my creativity levels over the past couple of months but I figure, the only way to break the trend is to put my fingers to the keyboard and write, so here goes… 524 more words

Pickin'

Warmth drives growth...

Light, or rather, the length of daylight, controls flowering and fruit set. And of course, it is necessary for photosynthesis to occur, but warmth is what makes plants grow, with different varieties needing different temperatures to emerge. 624 more words

Environment

Ggggrrrrrrrrr .......

Ok, so it’s time for a rant.

Sometimes the ‘logic’ of other people is lost on me.  Particularly when it comes to previous plot holders and their methods of allotment ‘management’. 444 more words

Allotment

Received wisdom

I’ve recently finished reading both Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson and The Joy of Less by Francine Jay. These have provoked some serious thinking for me. 254 more words

Minimalism

'Poor man's' gray water catchment, part 1...

So, we live in the desert Southwest which, of course, has very little rainfall. So, we decided to try to use ‘gray’ water to maintain the garden moisture content, through the winter. 1,287 more words

Environment

Interview: Bryony | Crazy Bird Designs

New Zealander Bryony of Crazy Bird Designs may work as a specialist in chronic pain management but she has also found an outlet for her creativity thanks to, of all things, an earthquake. 1,186 more words

Upcycling

Spinning Scraps

Sometimes you wonder where an idea comes from, and then you wonder why you had to try to and make it work. This is one of those stories. 294 more words

Fibre And Art