Category Archives: recycle

Sterilising jars and bottles

I use my dishwasher to sterilise my jars as I find that is the most convenient for me. I simply set the cycle to a rapid wash and leave the jars in until the jams or chutneys are done. I … Continue reading

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Recycle tip #6 – Plastic Bottles

Local council kerbside recycling within my area has helped to dramatically reduce the amount of household waste that we put out for the refuse collection each week. Paper is either recycled in the compost bin at home, used as a … Continue reading

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Pond life update

Finally, my pond is in situ and looking good, albeit with no water. After my hubby finished digging it out and I had finished laying the path boundaries, we were both too exhausted to fill it. Still, I’m sure that … Continue reading

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Recycle tip # 5 – Pallets (part 2)

Ok, so I know that I have already mentioned about the many uses of pallets but after watching a tv show I saw how someone had used old pallets and made fabulous decking for the garden! I am so inspired … Continue reading

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Recycle tip # 4 – Newspapers

When planting my veg today I used layers of newspapers in between my plants to help keep the weeds down, acting as a mulch. The layers of newspapers were laid between the plants with a top layer of soil on … Continue reading

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Recycle tip #3 – pallets

We all see pallets lying around after various building works that are destined for the tip but enthusiastic and sustainable gardeners see these as invaluable materials for the garden. Pallets have many uses within the garden. For example, I had … Continue reading

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Recycle tip #2 – Cardboard tubes

The inner tubes within toilet and kitchen rolls are most useful to use for seeds that either require deep roots or hate to be disturbed when being transplanted. They also make ideal first starter pots for most plants rather than … Continue reading

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