Make your own soap

The beauty of making your own soap is that you can choose and use the ingredients you like. The process is both a science and an art and a perfect activity for anyone that likes to experiment. Whilst your aim might be to make a bar of soap that looks and smells great, you might Read More

First aid for hands and feet

Before the hard work begins to get your garden in good order for planting and the soil ready for sowing, you should prepare your hands, and feet, to heal and moisturize any cracks and dryness that will only get worse when the wellies are on and the gloves are off. No matter how careful you Read More

Unleash the power of herbs

Anyone can grow herbs and you don’t even need a garden so next time you open a dingy jar of dried herbs from your kitchen cupboard imagine how much tastier your meals will be if they are laced with the freshness and vitality of home gown herbs. And you don’t end need to have a Read More

Time for tea – immune boosting drinks

To combat the winter blues, try perking yourself up with a few of my home remedies plucked straight from the garden and I guarantee that you’ll soon be back in the mood to party. Fresh mint in winter is a wonderful pick-me up. The familiar aroma of the leaves has an uplifting effect and relieves Read More

Don’t pop pills – eat fennel!

Fennel belongs to the carrot family and is a rich source of vitamins C, B9 and B6 and minerals such as potassium, manganese and phosphorus. It is also a very good source of fibre, helping to remove toxins from the colon. Fennel has a sweet taste, which resembles that of anise and liquorice, although the leaves Read More