Eat, Grow, Storytelling

Folklore Thursday: Sage Advice

My health has kept me indoors more than I would wish recently, but my plants are still growing strong. The woody herbs that died back over the summer are emerging again. One of these is sage (which you may not realise is a member of the mint family). While many assume sage is only useful […]

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Gift, Grow

Gardening in confined spaces #1: Egglings

No matter how small your growing space, these gorgeous egglings will fit, what with being the size of an egg (albeit a duck or possibly goose egg rather than a hen’s egg). The concept is simple. Tap the egg gently to crack the top open and reveal the soil within. Place the eggling on its teracotta […]

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How to attract birds #1: Get a bird bath

OK, it’s not exactly bird-bath season as there’s a fair bit of rain around (birds need baths mostly in the winter when everything’s frozen and in the summer when it’s really dry), but this stained glass birdbath is so pretty that I couldn’t resist posting it. There are many other gorgeous birdbaths in the Gloria’s Glass […]

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Gift, Grow

Reach for the sun

Bouf.com is a lovely site full of pretty (albeit often rather pricey) things. This window planter is cute and offers designer style for £20, while also helping your plants lean towards the sun. OK, they will do it naturally (which is why it’s a good idea to turn your plant pots every day so that the […]

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nature, Storytelling

Folklore Thursday: Sea and Sussex

I was lucky enough to visit Brighton recently – one of my favourite cities, and my home for a decade. I was once told that Brighton was cursed by a witch who said that anyone who lives there will be unable to truly leave. While I’ve been unable to find any evidence of this, there’s […]

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