Category Archives: Good for the environment

Three for the price of one

Never in my life have I bought peat – not as pots or compost. I was therefore less than thrilled to see a gardening kit in my Christmas stocking which included such.  In general, I try to make sure I … Continue reading

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The case of drawers

My fridge-freezer had been showing signs of aging and not wanting to poison us with something which had repeatedly thawed and refrozen, I went out and bought a new one yesterday afternoon. I was a little astounded that in just … Continue reading

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Lessons in being a lumberjack

On with the steel-toed boots and hard hat today. I had intended to make it to the Skelton Grange Conservation Centre for their volunteer workday long before the last time, a year ago, but you know how it is. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Extolling the virtues of an airing cupboard

My sister recently suggested I could get a combi-boiler and do away with the tanks in the loft. Sounds great – I could even get a room or two up there. But hang on a minute, what about the airing … Continue reading

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Free to a good home

We went on a fantastic walk with my French group today. It took us into the Yorkshire Dales, beyond Ilkley, a town northeast of Leeds. Apart the conversation, which included learning about where my daughter might get the chance to … Continue reading

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Hardy perennials

Today, charity shopping with friends, I inevitably found lots of things I hadn’t been intending to buy. However, a ¬£1 book which might tell me something useful about the hardy perennials I have wasn’t an object I felt I could … Continue reading

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A conventional farm

Today has been Open Farm Sunday, where members of the public get the opportunity to visit a farm that is part of the scheme to learn about where their food comes from. I could have been at either Edibles, which I … Continue reading

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