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Project 1. Reduce drafts in your house While a cool breeze is lovely in summer, i's more common to notice the hot wind blow under the door or rattling the windows. It's unpleasant, and if...
When I was a kid, the big decision was whether you had beetroot in your salad sandwiches or hamburgers with the lot. I grew up in the country and can recall stopping at a roadhouse in the middle of...
Some of my favourites: Sick of waiting for hard rubbish to throw out those broken drawers? Here's an idea: I've always loved these big olive oil tins as pot plants. You can often find empty...
This is a fantastic use of plastic containers and proof that you don't need a lot of space to have a functional balcony garden Drink cartons can be reused for nuturing seedlings (I'd be...
Lemon butter is a great way to use up excess lemons this time of year. It is delicious served on scones with cream, in tarts or between two biscuits. It also livens up any leftover cake you might...
I tried making jam last night with a different recipe and ended up with a rather toffee like peach concoction. I did some internet research and here's my favourite recipe. I like it as it doesn...
We've been attempting to figure out ways of scaring birds off our tiny veggie patch for ages, they don't eat the seedlings, but continually steal our straw for their nests! We took a few suggestions...
I was excited to see this living wreath on Design Sponge this week. It looks pretty easy according to the tutorial but I'm going to amend a current wreath I have rather than buy any materials. I...
Here is Terri Miller on the art of drying fruit in the inside of your car during hot weather. We don't own a car, but I think this would work equally well on a hot sunny windowsill in the middle...
We've talked many times in the past about composting with worms, the commercial options and the DIY options, previous articles can be found here. Frankly, worms are great but not suited to...