Over the years my experience as a volunteer – whether it be a girl-guide leader or a weed picker – has taught me that volunteers are happy in their work in even the harshest conditions, probably because they choose to
Month: August 2011
Something a little corny.
Baby sweetcorn is vegetable I’ve had a hard time finding here. Typically used in Asian cuisine, especially stir-fries, it brings a delicate taste and interesting texture to a dish. While I lived in Ireland it was on my weekly shopping
The sad tale of the Black Widow and her babies
Having waxed lyrical last week about all the beneficial insects my organic garden is attracting, it is with great irony that my post this week is all about finding a Black Widow spider in my shed. Not just in some
97% of insects do not harm the garden
Next time you find a creepy-crawly in your garden that you’ve never seen before, think twice before reaching for the bug spray – in fact, try to never reach for bug spray at all. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) only uses