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Cold Weather Has Destroyed My Garden

12/05/2016 Main

My garden is currently a disaster! We have had such unexpected and terribly cold weather that the frost has badly damaged most of my plants. As sad as I am to see my garden is such a sorry state, I do have some hope that I can rescue my beloved plants. Read more

Hats for the Homeless

05/05/2016 Main

Hi, it’s Angie here. It’s been a while since my last blog as I’ve been very busy making cute little metal ornaments with my tig welder. My time has also been taken up by helping a friend out with a project. I’ve always been good at knitting so my friend Gloria asked me to help her knit some warm hats, scarves, gloves and jumpers for homeless people in the area we live in. We’ve had a bitter winter and it’s now supposedly spring but, as you know, it has been snowing in many parts of the UK over the last few days! Read more

About TIG Welding and my buying options

16/03/2016 Main

Hi guys, hope you are all doing well. Welcome back to the blog! Read more

Companion Gardening

11/03/2016 Main

I wanted to share with you a tried and tested technique that I myself use in the vegetable patch at home.  The technique is called Companion Gardening and the title says it all really. Just as we humans tend to pair off and flourish well when we have companionship the vegetables and herbs that you grow in the garden will thrive if paired with a complementary plant. Read more

Wood Chippers

05/02/2016 Main

I’m back again, it’s Angie. Did you enjoy my first two articles? I want to get around to talking about inside the home a little later in the blog but for this article, I want to continue the plant and garden theme. As I’m a wise, old dear and edging ever closer to retirement, I’ve obviously spent a long time on this earth and have picked up a few things along the way. When I was younger and care free, things like the environment and climate change didn’t really come into it. Over the years, I’ve learnt how to eat better, live better and have more consideration all round for the stamp I make on the world. Read more

My Favourite House Plants

20/01/2016 Main

I do hope that you enjoyed reading about the vegetables I like to grow in my garden. I wanted to talk about what plants I like to grow around the home now instead. I personally prefer to grow plants that provide you with something. With the garden, it’s all about growing things that we can eat and of course, there are flower beds with beautifully coloured or scented flowers so that they offer stimulation of the senses. In the home, it’s very much the same kind of thing. The plant I have the most of scattered around the home is Aloe. Aloe Vera as you know, has great properties for remedying a whole range of ailments. I love to use the leaves with ice to rub on any burns or sores as it really does help them to heal. It’s great if you’ve had a bit too much sun or you’ve got a bit of heat rash. Read more

Vegetables I like to Grow

16/01/2016 Main

I have a nice big garden so one thing that I love to do is grow vegetables there. The vegetable I tend to grow the most of is tomatoes as I have a few different varieties so that it doesn’t get boring when you’re using them in your salads and cooking. Yes, they are technically a fruit but for all intents and purposes, we’ll be calling it a vegetable. I tend to use vine tomatoes or cherry tomatoes in my salads but tend to use plumb tomatoes if I’m cooking a sauce or Bolognese say. Read more

Angie the Potterer

11/01/2016 Main

Hello, hello, hello! My name is Angie and welcome, welcome, welcome! To my new home & garden blog. I’m an old girl who loves to potter around the home and garden so I thought it would be a good idea to start a blog. I’m relatively new to the internet so this is quite a big one for me, only just found out what a blog was, hehe! Back soon with my first story. Read more