Author Archives: Moira Stone

Garden compost and potting compost – why you need both

By | April 18, 2018

Use compost! But which one, garden compost or potting compost? You need both in the garden and we help you make the right choice with this post. Garden compost Garden compost is homemade from anything that will rot down, usually a mixture of mostly kitchen and garden waste plant material. Find out how to make… Read More »

The art of feng shui and how balancing energy can benefit you

By | April 16, 2018

Feng shui (pronounced ‘fung-shoo-way’) is an ancient Chinese philosophy stemming from Taoist beliefs about nature and life. At its heart is a simple idea: that when your personal energy is in tune with nature and your environment, then you will benefit. Balanced and properly circulating energy results in a healthy, happy and prosperous life. Luck… Read More »

Bees need your garden space! How your garden can support them

By | April 15, 2018

Honey bees have had a bad winter (along with many of us). Their colonies were caught short of food when gardens were under snow. So this year, more than ever, honey bees need you to share your garden space with them. What about bumblebees? Bumblebees are tougher than honey bees, but the hard winter will… Read More »

Calm: how to choose trouble-free plants for your garden

By | April 13, 2018

Busy lives mean our garden spaces may feel just one more thing to do. We wrote earlier this month about creating a corner of calm in busy lives and gardens. Are you onto it? Today’s blog offers suggestions for your calm space so that you may add plants to a space any time soon. Plant… Read More »

Too much cleaning is bad for your health so let’s simplify things

By | April 11, 2018

There’s increasing evidence that too much cleaning with chemical products is dangerous to your health. Dusting is pretty nasty, too, for people with allergies. What to do? The answer is simplify. Clean with a microfibre cloth and plain water, or with a drop of washing up liquid in it, and invest in furniture and household… Read More »

Unwind by making a terrarium and watching plants grow

By | April 8, 2018

A terrarium is a glass vessel where plants grow, protected from cold and draughts. Whether the vessel is sealed or unsealed, it provides an indoor microclimate and space for a beautiful enclosed garden. Even if you don’t have any outdoor space of your own, a terrarium will connect you to nature and plants. And looking… Read More »

Control pests like slugs and vine weevil with nematodes

By | April 6, 2018

Some pests make gardeners sigh deeply, swear loudly and tear their hair out because they cause such damage. They wipe out plants overnight and destroy crops. They destroy hard work and devoted coddling of precious plants. These pests include slugs which like salad crops and other soft green growth and vine weevil whose larvae love… Read More »

Three lighting hacks to make your garden twinkle, sparkle and flicker

By | April 4, 2018

After the sun goes down on a warm day it’s tempting to linger in the garden. You’ll need lighting to make the most of it but it’s time to move away from standard off-the-shelf options. Transform your outdoor space into a paradise with clever DIY lighting that sparkles, twinkles and flickers. Here are three simple… Read More »