The Garden in Autumn

There is a change in the air this week.  There is a definite nip in the early morning air but still some sunny days.  It’s one of my favourite times of the year .  The late sunshine and clear light are beautiful and there is still plenty to do in the garden. We only have two hens now.  They keep us endlessly entertained and provide enough eggs for the two of us.  We have wondered […]

Colour in the garden in Autumn

Rug from Recycled Bottles

A Rug made from Recycled Bottles

How many bottles does it take to make a rug?  It’s not a trick question! In a lovely local shop called Staffy B, we saw a selection of rugs from Weaver Green.  Up to 3000 bottles are used in each rug and they are made from 100% recycled plastic.  The amazing thing is that they feel just like wool under foot but they are hard-wearing, water resistant and can be cleaned in the washing machine. […]

Harvest in the Garden

Summer is at an end, Autumn is on its way and we are picking the last of the harvest from the garden. It has been such a lovely hot summer. It’s not so bad having cold winters if you get sunshine like we have had this year.  It has been great for growing vegetables in the garden. We have had bumper crops of tomatoes and cucumbers.  The cucumbers have finished but we continue to pick […]

Harvest time in the garden

How to make candles

How to make candles using recycled containers

I love lighting candles.  The twinkling light is perfect for a cozy touch to these winter evenings and with added fragrance make the rooms smell nice too. Friends and family know I like candles so over the years I have been given some in pretty containers.  I have kept them as it seemed a shame to throw the  glass jars away once the candles were used up.  Using soy wax, I have recycled the containers […]