Eke Out The Water – Embrace The Shade

Lizards, chilli peppers and tomatoes are heat lovers. They adore the sun beating down on them. The rest of us, not so! In the baking heat we sweat, plants transpire = energy and water loss. Though we don’t visibly wilt as does a plant, we can relate to those flaccid leaves!  Shade mitigates both losses, […]

Water Like A Pro

Amongst summer’s goodness, there’s always a challenge, something that makes us put our thinking caps on. Last year fungus, this year lack of water. That hot hot sun + no rain has been a mean combo. Has it got you wondering how you can capture/ recycle more water? We are! Be as clever or simple […]

A Useful, Yet Oh So Beautiful Herbal Border

A food garden is a cooperative happening. The gardener, the soil, the weather (lets not forget the weather!) and the companions. Those companions are the icing on the cake – they bring it altogether. Today is all about them, specifically herbs, and how irreplaceable they are in your food garden (not to mention your life). […]

Homemade Mulch

And by mulch I mean any old thing, don’t go mortgaging your house for fancy store bought stuff. In the absence of garden waste (which I find hard to believe – there are always things to prune or weed) there will be an old blanket lurking in the shed, a daggy jersey he’ll never miss, […]