Whilst getting my haircut the other day (yes I still have some worthy of cutting) I got chatting with the barber (well she's a skilled hairdresser actually, it's just her skill would be wasted on my 'scratch and go' style hair cut). We were talking about growing veg in containers on the patio... so here's …
Plant Listings – RHS Plant Finders
As part of our preparations for appearing in next years RHS plant finders directory, we've been updating our plant listings. Take a look here to see what we have on offer. Hopefully in the near future we will be able to offer mail order too.
As Spring Approaches….
“‘Now that the growing season has started are there any ornamental plants I can grow that my chickens can benefit from?” There are a number of garden ornamentals that make great grain and seed providers for your flock come the autumn, but put on a stunning display during the main of the growing season. Sunflowers …
What about plastic housing? – a head to head with the market leaders – Part 1
Some years ago I wrote an article about this new-fangled plastic poultry house I just been sent to try out. I recall at the time thinking there was potential in the idea, there were limitations too, however I could see the value in using them particular for the back garden keeper with a flock of …
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Gardens & Chickens… Do they mix?
I’m an avid gardener; in fact I’ve been gardening both in terms of flowers, fruit and vegetables since I fell out of a pram, I’m not a precious gardener though who needs everything in rows unless it’s in my vegetable plot. Call me old fashioned but I like my onions to all be …
14 Creative Ways To Reuse Empty Wine Bottles
I guess it's not every day you pop up in the Huffington Post 14 Creative Ways To Reuse Empty Wine Bottles. Some nice ideas in here but really, do I need instructions on how to make a wine bottle into a rolling pin??
A spot of poultry podcasting with Alys Fowler and Jane Perrone for The Guardian
If you follow me on twitter or have read one of my recent blogs then you might have seen I was podcasting about poultry with two lovely folks who I'm chuffed to include amongst my friends, Alys Fowler and Jane Perrone from the The Guardians #sowgrowrepeat . Have a listen (and hear me do a …
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Hay fever infographic – which trees make us sneeze? – The Guardian
As one of the 25% who does suffer with hay fever I found this rather handy.... unlike suffering with hay fever and running plant business is. Hay fever infographic - which trees make us sneeze? | Society | The Guardian.
Scottish Television on the hunt for urban pig and poultry keepers
Is that you? It could well be as I know quite a few folks who read or follow this blog fall into that urban farming category. To cut a long story short I've been contacted by Will Steel of STV via Jane Perrone of The Guardian (ok, ok, name dropping... did I mention I was …
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Natural Garden Pest Control Infographic
The folks at Integrity Search Ltd sent me this handy little infogrpahic over the other day so I figured I'd share. 12 common UK garden pests and how to control them without resorting to chemical agents... The original was commissioned by them there Greenhouse folks - Gabriel Ash