Monthly Archives: November 2012

The importance of ivy

Many gardeners (including myself) dislike ivy with a vengance, however, ivy is a vital means of food for many birds and insects over the winter. With its late flowering season and winter berries, it fills a gap where there’d otherwise be very … Continue reading

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Making a Bee Hotel

As a little weekend project I decided to build a solitary bee house. I was inspired by a twitter post by eco living advocate and bee enthusiast, Brigit Strawbridge (#BeeStrawbridge). She posted a video of mason bees using her bee … Continue reading

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Restoring Crystallised Honey

Those, like me, who enjoy having the occasional drissle of honey will undoubtedly come across an age old problem. You wake up in the morning, open the cupboard and as if a witch has cursed your breakfast, your lovely runny honey has turned into a … Continue reading

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