Category: Green.

tips for foraging

Ten Tips for Foraging.

Foraging is really popular these days, isn’t it? And no wonder; it’s free food! It’s lots of fun and a great way of learning where your food comes from, not to mention getting a better understanding of the natural world. … Read More

New allotment, in need of work!

Why I’m giving up my allotment.

At Leeds Minimalist Club last month, we talked about simplifying our lives. As I mentioned the other day, I’m really keen on focusing my time on the things that really matter to me, so simplifying is a great way to … Read More

Hello September…

White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits… It’s September 1st as I type this, and I’m ready. The new shoes are gleaming, the uniform suitably name-tagged and the book bags on stand-by to be filled with endless requests for my time, … Read More

Lovely hydrangea display

The Green Indoors #1

My beloved grandmother gave me some hydrangeas and I’ve really enjoyed having them on display on the bookcase in our sitting room — and joining up with the ‘Nature in the Home’ Instagram tag created by Lou from Little Green … Read More

Floral Focus: British Scented Pinks.

This week a friend of mine sent me a lovely and completely unexpected gift; beautiful scented pinks from the Scilly Isles. In an array of gorgeous colours, they are both brightening my sitting room and filling it with their lovely … Read More

Three Good Things #19

It’s Wednesday which means it’s my weekly Three Good Things post, and this week I’m focussing on what’s happening on my allotment. It’s all too easy to get into a panic about what jobs need doing on the allotment at … Read More

Floral Focus: Bluebell

I love bluebell woods. They’re an important part of our natural heritage and such a stunning sight (and fragrance) when all the flowers are in bloom. One of around eleven different types, the British native bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta (shown in the top … Read More

Floral Focus: Bleeding heart.

          Bleeding heart is the rather unfortunate (but appropriate, once you see the flower shape) common name for Lamprocapnos spectabilis. It’s also really commonly known by its previous Latin name of Dicentra spectabilis. I’ve always just … Read More

My First Allotment Crop of 2014

  Because 2013 was a pretty disorganised year for me, I didn’t manage to plant or sow anything apart from over-wintering garlic. Had I needed to eat solely from my allotment, the ‘hungry gap’ would have been a very long … Read More

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