No, this is not the leaked script of the sequel to a countryside thriller — it’s merely a recollection of a rather reinforcing experience that made me certain we have indeed made the right decision with our lives, that being to move away from the constant buzz of the city and live out our lives in a rural setting. (more…)
Gardening tools are expensive, especially if you purchase high quality equipment. Taking care of them and maintaining them will allow you to extend their lifetime and make the most out of your investment. It is strongly advised to clean tools after each use. Winter is usually considered the perfect time to clean, oil and polish them, but it is never too late to take care of your garden tools! (more…)
Our green spaces in Britain are shrinking along with our homes, with modern day homes having halved in sized in comparison with those built in 1920, while between 1983 and 2013 the average British garden has shrunk from 168 square metres to only 163.2 square metres. (more…)
Well a rural setting and everything that comes with it sort of gives it away, but living rural does indeed give one an advantage over city dwellers by way of the quality of the soil and other environmental factors with regards to growing your very own vegetables and even fruits. It’s likely that you’re better off in that regard if you do indeed live in a rural area, but the ability to grow your own fresh produce is not limited to those of us who live in rural areas, as detailed by Compost Direct, compost and grow bag retailer. Check out the infographic: (more…)
There is nothing new about harvesting rainwater for domestic use. This practice was already widely used by our ancestors. Rain represents an inexhaustible source of soft water and it can be used in all domestic activities that do not require drinking water. This represents 50% of the water we consume around the house!