Have you ever considered starting your own garden? While the process can seem a bit overwhelming at first, it’s manageable if you take it one step at time, and it’s a thoroughly rewarding experience. And if you come at it with the right approach, you can set yourself up for… Read more »
“If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously consider your life.” -Bill Watterson, Creator of “Calvin and Hobbes” Everyone can benefit from gardening. It is good for your health and even better for your mental health. It gives you a break from the… Read more »
Late Spring is the ideal time to give your container plants a bit of a makeover, for the plants and for us enjoying the plants. A change in feeding regime, attention to moisture, experimenting with placement, and looking out for pests will ensure tougher plants that have what they need… Read more »
Coppicing is a traditional woodland craft technique of pruning various trees such as hazel, willow or dogwood, at ground level. This encourages the plant to grow vigorous and colourful new shoots from the stump or ‘stool’. These flexible and long stems are ideal to be manipulated for crafts like basket… Read more »
Spring equinox has long been celebrated as a time of renewal and new beginnings. The sights and smells of spring are everywhere and the last frost date (on average) is about a week from now. It is the perfect time to grow something new… like a new hobby, perhaps? In… Read more »
During lockdown many people described growing something, or even expanding on the something they were already growing, as a lifeline. For Christine de Beer it was also a “creative line” and she has been inspiring others to craft along to discover the creative potential of plants.