The Autumn Cleanse and Rebuild

There comes a time when you really have to sit down, analyse your priorities, face realities and make hard decisions. The reality is that size 8 is a looooong way behind me, I have too many old clothes and not enough storage to cope. They have to go. And the same kind of logic must […]

Tiger worm farming: Photos of our new worm palace

It’s been a fine autumn weekend for odd jobs around the home and garden. While I’ve been trying to play tetris jamming boxes and life’s detritus in cupboards and shelves, darling husband has been formalising new accommodation arrangements for our thousands of willing workers organically ruminating making soil–WORMS for short. Tiger worms, in fact. And because they do […]

E. Coli: Lessons for the Home

The E. Coli outbreaks that have become so prevalent overseas lately are enough to make one’s spinach wilt at the mere thought. It does soldify in my mind one simple lesson for the home gardener : NEVER put fresh manure on your vegetable garden. ALWAYS make sure it is composted well, with lashings of lime. […]