You don’t need to dig & store your veggies I can be a bit of a lazy gardener — I love working in the garden but if there’s something I can save time on then I’m all over it. One thing that I’m a big fan of is not having to dig and store vegetables over winter. Why do it, when a lot of them can be left in the ground? Though temperatures below 25 °F (-2.2 °C) can wipe out root veggies, anything up to that point is safe for

Rose & Geranium bath salts, fizzies, & bath melts We all want to give beautiful and meaningful gifts at Christmas but all too often they can break the bank. What if I could show you how to make a dozen natural bath gifts for under $8 each? I’ve partnered with iHerb, a supplier of high quality natural products to show you how to make natural rose & geranium bath salts, fizzy bath bombs, and creamy bath melts. Arranged in a gift box, they’ll delight your natural beauty loving friends and

The best of British Gardening Media Some weeks back a very exciting email arrived in my inbox. Thompson & Morgan had sent me an invitation to join their table at this year’s Garden Media Guild Awards luncheon. How could I refuse? I booked my flight to London that very day. (Watch a video of the event below) The Garden Media Guild If you’ve not heard of the Garden Media Guild before, it’s an exclusive association made up of garden media professionals. To become a member you must make the majority

As the gradient changes, so does the fragrance What if you could make a natural essential oil candle that changes fragrance and color as you burn it? It’s a lot easier to do than you would think. Making ombre candles with complimenting colors is the first step, choosing essential oils that smell lovely on their own and blended together is the second. This DIY candle project will take you about 45 minutes to an hour. The directions and recipe is to make one of the candles pictured but you could

Autumn Gardening Tasks There’s a video that goes along with this garden update. You can watch it at the end or on YouTube The days are getting shorter, colder, and quieter. It’s not just the plants in my allotment garden that are drawing the curtains on summer either — it’s most of the other plot holders too. For me that means that on clear November days the field is all mine. There are four main autumn gardening tasks that have been on my to-do list. First of all, pruning the

You shouldn’t feed Honey to Bees Some people might see the title of this piece and feel outraged. That’s because if there’s one thing you should never do when it comes to feeding bees, it’s feeding them honey. At least when it comes from an unknown source. Honey can be dangerous to bees and in some circumstances end up killing them. So why am I feeding one of my colonies gallons of it? Bulking up Winter Honey Stores One of a beekeeper’s most important duties is winterizing their colonies. Depending

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