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  • 24 Sep 2013

    What’s in season: September

    Seasonal eating is not only environmentally sustainable; it also helps the local economy and is kind to your own bank balance too. On top of that, there are heaps of benefits to your health. So, let’s take a look at what’s in season in the UK this month! […] more

  • 15 Sep 2013

    Win a £50 voucher to spend at Fab & Fair

    Free prize draw competition. To celebrate the launch of their new ethical and fair trade store, Fab & Fair are offering one lucky reader a chance to win a £50 Christmas voucher to spend in their lovely online store. Fab & Fair offer a carefully selected range of the very best and award-winning, ethical, fair-trade, eco, green, organic and ‘made in the UK’, cool fashion and gifts. […] more

  • 2 Sep 2013

    How to eat seasonally

    If you’ve been far more diligent in your garden than I have this year, it should now be bursting with produce. There have been many years when we’ve had a total glut of courgettes and tomatoes in late August, and we have marvelled at how those tiny seedlings we planted out became rapacious monsters heaving with fruit! When faced with a glut of anything, I always turn to my trusty Leith’s, which lives up to its bible title, in my opinion. […] more

  • 30 Aug 2013

    10 ways to make your garden a wildlife haven

    However big or small your garden is, there are plenty of changes you can make to ensure that it is an attractive location for all manner of wildlife. Simple things such as choosing wildlife friendly plants and leaving dead flower heads as food for birds in the winter can make a difference. Here are ten small things you can do today to create a garden positively humming with life: […] more

  • 13 Aug 2013

    Gardening: What is it good for?

    Recently, I took a break from my writing for a couple of weeks to enjoy the beautiful weather and to focus on my girls who have been through some significant developmental leaps recently. But, as a fairly typical type A personality I soon found myself immersed in yet another project. This time, however, it was a full family activity. Our lovely garden, that became hidden under an embarrassingly large collection of weeds when I became too large and lethargic to even consider touching them in my last pregnancy, has kept us busy for almost 3 weeks now. […] more

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