They’re Pots, Jim, but not as We Know Them

Fiona writes: A nice surprise from one of our large UK supermarket chains this week: herbs sold in thick brown paper ‘pots’. One black plastic pot saved from being manufactured and then discarded in landfill for every one sold, then, so good news. The paper pots...

The Real Deal

Joan writes:  When I was walking my wee dog yesterday morning down the field (no animals grazing or crops being grown as yet), I spotted several fresh molehill explosions.  Previously I had mentioned using molehill soil as a seedling compost replacement, so this morning I set...

Spring Clean Keep Fit

Joan writes: My parents are thankfully keeping well during this time but like most folks, are looking for distractions to repetitive TV.  I was dropping off their messages (at a socially acceptable distance) when I spotted the hose snaking around the corner.  On further investigation, I discovered Dad  at the other end...

Our First Post

Previously being someone who worked from home, I initially didn’t think the current guidelines would have too big an impact on my homeworking environment.  But that was because I didn’t think through to the end of the scenario. I now have two other adults filling their...

In the beginning

Joan writes: Sweet Peas are one of my favourite summer annual plants. My granny grew them by the zillions and the fact that I was allowed to pick as many as I wanted (the more you harvest, the more they flower), enthused me even more.  Climbing...