Hemphill’s My first look into the world of herbs.

Hemphill’s My first look into the world of herbs.

  Some things in life are so beautiful, it is hard to be separated from them.  For me, one of these items was a beautiful book given to me for Christmas by a family whose children I cared for. The parents had watched me admire their professionally designed garden many times, taking clippings of many […]

Thanks to the Fodmap diet I am finally feeling well.

Thanks to the Fodmap diet I am finally feeling well.

For years I have struggled with finding a diet that helps me feel well.   I’ve suffered from terrible Irritable Bowel Syndrome and tried most of the healthy diets ever written. I’ve always loved fresh, barely processed food and eaten good quality.  I had no idea some of the foods I was eating were causing […]

12 Tips for controlling slugs and snails in your garden.

12 Tips for controlling slugs and snails in your garden.

Over the years we have had a bit of a struggle, particularly in wet years, trying to keep slugs and snails under control.  They love dark, damp, earthy, composting type areas.  Wet areas are a joy for them, while spiky dry areas are difficult for them to get across.  These gastropods can be either vegetarian […]

21 uses for your phone camera

21 uses for your phone camera

Recently, I decided to upgrade my old camera to a newer smartphone.  As I was busy deleting and tidying up my photos, I realised just how many things I use the camera for.  Here are 21 of them:   1. Take a photo of your shopping list in case you forget it.  That way when […]