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365 Ways to Go 365 Days Wild

Now that 30 Days Wild is over, some people are returning to their normal lives. However, others have become as hooked on nature as I am, and have decided they don’t want to stop. I felt that way last year, and spent a lot more time connecting with nature from June 2016 onwards as a […]

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Gift, Grow

How to use herbs #1: Grow your own toiletries

Growing fruit and veg is a wonderful way to reduce your food bill, but with a bit of imagination, you can cut your shopping bill even further. At this time of year, you may well only have herbs to play with, particularly if it’s your first year of gardening, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited […]

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Gift, Grow

Wearable gardens

I’m not generally big on shopping or consumerism, but  I love this  wearable planter as it means even nomads and couch-surfers can do a bit of micro-urban gardening. There are lots of designs to choose from, at around £35: a reasonable price for something this original, quirky and fun.

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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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Garden loves #7: Plant chandelier

OK, it may be £80, but this gorgeous indoor hanging basket from Gardenbeet is so elegant that I can’t help but pining after it. Perfect if you’re looking for ways to add extra growing space to your abode. Just remember not to hang it over anything that might get damaged when you water it: a bathroom […]

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Eat, Grow

Gardening for late starters #2

If you’ve always fancied giving gardening a go but haven’t got round to it quite yet, it’s not too late to start this year. Just follow groweatgift’s guide to gardening for late starters. Don’t panic too much about germination time. If you have a greenhouse (or warm windowsill), you can still start tomatoes off now, particularly […]

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