Blog, Lifestyle

Apricot, blueberry and almond energy bars

I just spotted the recipe for these in June's The Simple Things magazine and had to share it! They look so yummy. They'd be a perfect snack after a busy morning weeding. Makes 10170g rolled oats 100g mixed seeds 100g almonds 200g dried apricots 100g agave syrup 100g bludberries 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1. Preheat… Continue reading Apricot, blueberry and almond energy bars

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Earlier this year I was introduced to the Wildlife Trust's 30 Days Wild Campaign. This month-long nature challenge aims to get people doing something wild every day for 30 days. So, every day this June we've been trying to do a daily 'Random Act of Wildness'. Anything from bug hunting to bird watching. Admittedly some… Continue reading A Walk on the Wild Side

Allotment, Blog

Natural Pest Control

Just a few weeks after planting our apple trees we have an aphid infestation! I first discovered the little beasties when I noticed one of the trees was looking decidedly droopy. The leaves were yellowing and curling up. At first I thought it might just need watering, but when that failed to perk it up… Continue reading Natural Pest Control

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Sun and Sustainability at Springhead

The sun shone on bank holiday morning for the Springhead Open Garden/Creative & Sustainable Living Fair organised by the Springhead Trust and Pretty Things Preloved. I'd been looking forward to this event for a while, not only because it would give me the opportunity to meet some lovely like-minded people, but also because I'd heard… Continue reading Sun and Sustainability at Springhead