Posts Tagged "Herbs"

5 Tips for Gardening in a Small Space

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

With or without an allotment to keep a spring and summer garden going, the idea of moving from house to flat calls for some creative gardening solutions. Of course, not every perfect spring flower or vegetable will thrive in a small environment without space (and sun) to grow. But even in a small flat, it’s possible to have a bit of fun with the right gardening ideas. You’ll need to swing by the local gardening centre for a few plants and seeds, and perhaps take a look at MySmartBuy for any additional equipment – but once that’s done, you can turn your attention...

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Handmade Thursday: Pretty Ice Cubes

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Food & Drink, Home & Garden | 11 comments

Maybe I am stretching the concept of ‘handmade’ just a little bit too far here – but my contribution this week is a post about ice cubes! On my allotment the annual herb borage self-seeds freely, and I let it do so, as the pretty blue flowers attract bees, and I like to use them to freeze in ice and add to summer drinks.     It does not involve any more than that – collecting the flower heads and placing one in each individual ice cube (or ice heart in this case) compartment, and filling up with water before freezing.       Making these...

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