Category | Home & Garden

What’s your ‘everyday eco?’

Posted on 26 April 2009

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how being busy everyday can affect how green you live. If I’m strapped for time then I take short cuts I wouldn’t take if I could be a bit more leisurely and those short cuts are not always eco friendly. I guess they key is to work green [...]

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It’s all about the greenhouse this year

Posted on 07 March 2009

My great uncle Bill used to spend hours in his greenhouse. Although he had a beautiful garden he wasn’t necessarily working, he just used to sit in there, enjoying the tranquility. As a child I didn’t understand it. Nowadays of course I do understand. In the mayhem of everyday life, work and chasing around I [...]

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Veg Patch Diaries 2008

Posted on 24 June 2008

Although I’m not going to write in any great detail about my veg growing adventures this year I just wanted to do a quick update and let you know (those of you who are interested) that despite not much success last year we haven’t given up on the good life yet. Well it’s not quite [...]

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Eco renovation dilemmas

Posted on 27 March 2008

After moving into our first home, a 3-bed terrace in Worthing, we are finally getting around to doing some work on it. Up until now, we might as well have been living in rented accommodation as we still have the previous residents’ carpets and wallpaper in situ, as well as their cooker, fridge, lampshades and [...]

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Slightly “Greened” Homes For Sale

Posted on 12 March 2008

To say our housing market is in a slump is like saying Hurricane Katrina was just a few heavy winds!  It’s bad.  So what are home builders doing to attract buyers, they are “greening” their inventory.  Because we all know that green is the hot buzz word of the day and put eco in front [...]

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Pink is Green (washing)!?

Posted on 30 November 2007

The Opinion of a certified green builder: I must get this off my chest as it has been on my mind for some time now.  While watching TV one night a commercial came on for the building insulation product which features the Pink Panther cartoon character as its mascot.  I thought nothing of it until the [...]

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An apple a day

Posted on 20 September 2007

What do you do with 20 kilos of apples? What can’t you do!  After harvesting a ridiculous amount of apples from my future in-laws allotment plot I have spent evenings baking and making various apple related goods, including cider vinegar, apple chutney, apple pies, apple tarts, apple and cinnamon buns. As well as stocking up my [...]

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Veg Patch Diaries #7

Posted on 14 September 2007

CORN SABOTAGE! I’ve just quickly had to post this to show you following my last Veg Patch Diaries entry. One more thing I need to add to the ‘to do’ list for next year – Keep the rabbit, Del, away from my corn! Notice there is no sign of shame on his face.

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Veg Patch Diaries #6

Posted on 14 September 2007

Harvesting at last! OK, harvesting is definitely too grand a word for a handful of tiny tomatoes and a cucumber but they’re edible! Actually, I’m almost embarrassed to write this post after Anna-Lisa’s Garden to Plate article but here goes anyway. As I was looking around at my plants and taking pictures for the blog [...]

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Garden to plate

Posted on 07 September 2007

On my first official post as a GGG editor I would like to introduce you all to one of my favourite places ‘my garden’ and my gardening history. When I was 21 I decided it was time to get on the property ladder however I didn’t have much of an income to get my dream [...]

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