About me

I’m a working, married Mom of 2 daughters and got the growing bug from an early age helping Dad in the back garden. I have recently acquired an allotment and am keen to experiment with veg that is expensive to buy in the supermarkets and produce enough of the fruit and veg that we eat regularly at home. I have a passion for using recycled bits and pieces and cannot bear to pass a pallet without thinking have I got a use for that?

My aim is to use as many materials that are sourced freely so that I prevent many of these highly useable materials ending up in landfill. At the same time I want to make sure that I have a great looking allotment full of recycled materials and luscious, healthy fruit and veg!

Please feel free to email me with any hints and tips for growing your own or useful recycling ideas.




31 Responses to About me

  1. gaz says:

    My kind of blog, can’t wait to learn from you.

    • Trust me, I’m no expert. I just read loads, watch intently, listen lots and try and work things out. Sometimes they go right, sometimes not but we gotta try right?


  2. Anna B says:

    Hello Debb! Thank you for liking my blog! I like yours too! Happy digging πŸ™‚

  3. olemike says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m going to be reading yours as well.

  4. delrocks says:

    likewise, thanks for checking out the blog, Debb. Used stuff and food ….yum. Check out my art for some of that used stuff put to another purpose http://www.delrocks.com.

  5. Zoe says:

    I love your outlook on gardening and recycling! I look forward to more ideas for pallets and other recycled materials that I can replicate in my garden!

    • Thanks Zoe. My husband switches off when I mention anything to do with pallets any more as it normally involves him doing D I Y! Keep checking back though because any ideas that I come across will be posted on here. I’ll just need to sweet talk my hubby into creating my pallet masterpieces!

  6. beccalady says:

    Looking forward to trading ideas on repurposing!

  7. Pecora Nera says:

    Hi Debb, I have passed a blogging award on to you. I love gardening even though my vegetables die before I get to eat them. http://englishmaninitaly.wordpress.com/i-got-an-award/

  8. Love your blog – just jealous as everything dies in the intolerable heat of my apartment’s balcony 😦 Can I ask whereabouts in the world you are?

  9. Greetings from Michigan, USA! Thanks for checking out my blog, Small House Under a Big Sky. Can I assume that an allotment is a piece of land?

    Small House / Big Sky
    BLOG: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com

  10. I love the name of your blog! I am just starting out – thanks for liking my post – and I’m sure i’ll pick up lots of tips from you along the way! My grandad used to have three allotments when I was a kid. He used to grow so much, it was amazing, but I took no interest whatsoever! how things change πŸ™‚ PS. I see you live in the Midlands. Before we moved to NZ we lived in Northamptonshire. Good luck with your allotment.

  11. Hi Deb. Thanks for liking my post and hope we can continue to help other garden enthusiast!

    • Thanks Ellen. I am on a mission to try and encourage as many people as I can to reduce the contents of landfill and think of more imaginative ways of using this so called rubbish. Debb.

  12. sarasinart says:

    I like the way you think! And you have some great info about growing things, so I’ll follow along with you and pick up some of your tips.

  13. beeseeker says:

    Hi Deb, thanks for finding time to drop into my “allotment” blog
    not least because it introduced me to this one of yours.
    Good luck with the plot (don’t lose it πŸ˜‰ )

  14. Thanks for coming over and liking my own blog and in particular the veggie update. Sounds as if you have got a march on us when it comes down to thinning the beetroot – one of the jobs for tomorrow. I also completely agree on using the thinnings for transplants, assuming one can find spaces. MM 🏑

  15. I’ve nominated you for a Liebster award. Feel free to just thank me and get on with your life, or even ignore me if you want. If, however, you want to participate in this, head over to my blog and read more about it. http://brianbreczinski.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/leapin-liebsters/

  16. missadaniel says:

    Thanks for the like! Love reading your posts. I’ve never seen strawberries that huge!

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