Gardening 101- Root bound Plants

Gardening 101- Root bound Plants

“I don’t have a green thumb, I can’t even keep my coriander alive!”

This is a sentence I hear a lot. When I then start to ask questions about when and where they planted their coriander seed or seedlings, they say “Oh no, it’s the plant you get from the supermarket”.

Well that folks, is a whole other story. A very important story in the world of planting. Read More

Make Your Own Leaf Mould

Near our house, we have two beautiful big maple trees that show off their colourful beauty come autumn time. They dump a huge amount of orange, red and yellow leaves that cover the grass in a thick blanket. It seems such a waste to just let them decompose all over the place without getting any benefits.

Even if your street has no deciduous trees on it, I’m sure somewhere close to you at least, there is a bounty of fallen leaves. Make the most of what nature is offering, turn those leaves into the magic that is leaf mould!

Leaf mould is leaves that have decomposed and broken down into a wonderfully nutrient-rich compost. It’s earthy, dark, crumbly and amazing.

It’s fantastic for your garden for moisture retention, as a soil conditioner and ensures your soil doesn’t leach nutrients. It also contains a massive amount of minerals and provides nutrients to all the beneficial microbes you want in your garden. Leaf mould can be used to enrich your pre-existing garden beds, just add it to the top of your soil or mix it in with compost. It can be used as a mulch around your plants to help with water retention.

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Blueberry and Rhubarb Pie

Blueberry and Rhubarb Pie

Winter came knocking on the door this week and it’s been freezing! Definitely the kind of weather where you want to stay snuggled inside, preferably with something hot and delicious as sustenance. Something like…pie!

This is a rhubarb and blueberry pie to be specific. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you would have seen that I went slightly over board in rhubarb picking a few weeks ago. My freezer is well stocked and this weather seemed like a perfect time to relieve it of excess rhubarb.

Look how pretty. 👇👇

Blueberries, Rhubarb and Pie

I may have used homegrown rhubarb in this recipe but unfortunately my two tiny blueberry bushes did not provide enough this year for a pie. The month of May however, is a great time to plant more blueberry bushes for next years pie. Read More

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