Feed the birds

Feed the birds not rodents

Hello,   In the July section of our book, we share some ideas for taking care of wildlife and the birds that visit your garden or neighbourhood. Sometimes putting out bird food - and do check that this is permitted where you live - can attract other less welcome visitors, too. So, today we have some…

No mow May

no mow may

Hello,   In the May section of our book we write about the seasonal topics of springtime, planting and bees, while later in the book we suggest leaving some gardening tasks undone to help wildlife flourish. All of which leads nicely on to telling you about the campaign run in the UK by the charity Plantlife,…

“Autumn is a second spring,

When every leaf is a flower."   Today's Friday Food for Thought comes from Albert Camus (1913 - 1960), French philosopher, author and journalist.   Did you know? The song Autumn Leaves, composed by Joseph Kosma, was originally called Les Feuilles Mortes, with lyrics in French by Jacques Prévert. Since it was written in 1945 it has been recorded…

Cleaner and greener – some easy ways to make your laundry kinder to the environment

Dear Sam,   I'm much better, thank you.  I'm at that stage after being poorly when you fully appreciate being able to do all the everyday things that it's easy to take for granted when you're feeling well. So, your last post about the benefits of  a simple daily task like making the bed really struck a chord…