Composting: How it works and why you need to make it?

I hate taking instructions with no explanation. 2x2 is 4? But why. Add in baking powder to make your cake rise...how does that work? Mix cardboard and grass cuttings in this ratio and get compost - but why that ratio, what's breaking them down? How can I make it go quicker? I find that if … Continue reading Composting: How it works and why you need to make it?

How to Encourage Bats into Your Garden?

If you are gardening for pollinators, then you are probably also attracting all insect life. And if you are doing that, then you might also invite BATS! I think bats have had some really bad press. They have become the Trump of the small flying animal world. However, their bad press has nothing to do … Continue reading How to Encourage Bats into Your Garden?

The Amazing Benefits of Growing Borage

I'd never heard of this plant until three years ago. To be honest the words "tastes like cucumber," and "great in G&T," and "good for bees" was enough to set off my 'Buy Now' trigger finger and purchase a tiny packet of seeds off eBay. I unwittingly sowed them into some pots at the front … Continue reading The Amazing Benefits of Growing Borage