I live in a house with very little outdoor space, but I still wanted to grow some of my own food, so I started a container garden on my patio a few years ago. The first year was a steep learning curve with a lot of trial and error, but I've learned a lot about growing vegetables in containers and believe it's a valuable skill for everyone to have. I started this blog to share what I've learned and provide tips for making the most of the outdoor space you have. You'll find posts on a range of topics, such as the nutrients required for healthy vegetable plants, how to prepare your soil, companion planting for natural bug control and succession planting to grow more vegetables in the space you have available. I hope you enjoy my blog.

How to Add Charm to Your Home’s Exterior

27 February 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If your home's curb appeal is a bit lacklustre, some minor changes and a few simple touches can bring in lots of charm and character, without you needing to overspend on major exterior renovations. Note some simple tips for how to add major charm to your home's exterior, quickly, easily, and affordably. Cover your porch If your home's front porch is not covered, or the roof overhang is a bit drab and dull, consider adding a nice porch awning with thick columns. Read More …

What to Look for When Choosing a Waterbed

13 February 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you're in the market for a new bed, and especially if you have back or joint problems, you might consider a waterbed. Waterbeds offer more reliable support than a spring mattress, as those coils and springs eventually wear out and become lumpy and uncomfortable. Waterbeds can also be more hygienic, as a standard coil mattress may hold lots of dust, dirt, shed hair, dead skin cells and the like, which can't always be removed with a standard household vacuum cleaner and hose attachment. Read More …