Before I set off with my new year’s resolutions for 2018 it’s worth taking stock of how last year’s experiments went. I’ve always tried to live sustainably but it wasn’t until 2017 that i had the time and energy to invest in it. At first i was overwhelmed by the conflicting information out there and […]
Obviously the most sustainable gift would be one that doesn’t create any waste at all, like your time. Strangely this gift doesn’t go down very well with my kin. Next is the gift of experience. I’ve tried experience gifts over the years and they’ve been met with mixed feelings. Some have been tremendously well received while […]
It happens all to often. We have the best of intentions and then life interrupts. We swore we’d start growing veg this year and never quite got around to it. Well it’s not too late so I’m setting you a challenge; before Hallowe’en plant some garlic. They’re super easy to grow and now is the perfect time to […]
Maybe it was that quirky TV sitcom from the seventies; The Good Life, that led to my hankering for a life of self-sufficiency. It’s a hankering that’s existed for the longest while and one I feed frequently with articles about growing your own fruit and veg, preserving it through the winter and stocking your own pantry with all manner of […]
When you start a new endeavour you typically need to invest a lot of time and money initially. But as time passes you become more accomplished and informed, and more efficient and affective, and more economical in how you spend your time and your money.
I’m a freak! I love weeding. I find it very calming and I love seeing those clean beds when I’m finished. That said I do still need to get rid of weeds in a few nooks and crannies that I can’t reach so I was so delighted to discover an inexpensive natural weed killer made […]
On these dark wet days summer can seem like a life time way. One way to bring it closer is to start planning for that summer glory by selecting which annuals or biennials to plant. Annuals are plants that only live for one season, they germinate, flower and die all in one year. Biennials germinate […]
I’m no garden designer but having being an interior architect for 15 years, I am well-practiced at balancing colour and form. I’ve also been gardening since I was 8 so and I have lots and lots of direct experience. You may think it’s strange to be posting about gardening in the Autumn but actually this […]
On my birthday this year i indulged in all the things that i love doing. We strolled around the streets of Dublin stopping off for french toast in the Cracked Nut in Camden Street, D2.