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Whilst living in London I look for ways to live with a greenspirit in an urban environment. Finding connection with the heart beat of our planet is hard in a city, but as a transplanted country girl I constantly look for ways to reconnect.

I write about how to garden, celebrate the wheel of the year, use essential oils and make earth crafts in an urban environment.

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  • Discover Different Kinds Of Poppies

    Discover Different Kinds Of Poppies

    3 years ago

    Following the beautiful and fleeting poppy flower around the world

  • Easy Green Bean and Marrow Chutney

    Easy Green Bean and Marrow Chutney

    10 months ago

    A tried and tested green bean chutney recipe that is easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. A great use for the glut of vegetables that occurs at the end of summer.

  • What Is A Catch Crop?

    What Is A Catch Crop?

    10 months ago

    When you want to get more vegetables from the growing space that you have you need to be a bit cunning. I double the amount of vegetables that I can grow in my allotment by growing catch crops. It's really easy to do once you understand the...

  • Birds Nests Crafts: Make Birds Nests

    Birds Nests Crafts: Make Birds Nests

    4 years ago

    Welcome to my birds nests crafts page. I want to show you how easy it is to make really attractive birds nest decorations at any time of the year. So in this article I'm working my way through the seasons making birds nests and taking pictures as I...

  • 10 Most Useful Books About Essential Oils

    10 Most Useful Books About Essential Oils

    4 months ago

    These are the best essential oil books. They are reliable, understandable, accurate, and written with authority and expertise. Some are practical, some inspirational, and some add something new and exciting.

  • Make Essential Oils At Home

    Make Essential Oils At Home

    3 years ago

    If you want to make essential oils at home, the simplest way to do it is to buy an essential oil distilling kit. They aren't difficult to use; in fact they make it surprisingly easy, and the essential oil and hydrosol produced is as good as...

  • How To Grow Boxwood

    How To Grow Boxwood

    3 years ago

    If you are searching for the perfect garden plant, consider growing Boxwood, also known as Buxus sempervirens or Box, in your garden. It's such a wonderfully versatile shrub that I think it should be used more than it is. Provided Box has the right...

  • The Four Seasons by Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons by Vivaldi

    3 years ago

    It's an extraordinary fact; the modern world nearly didn't get to hear The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. Although hugely popular in his time, Antonio Vivaldi's work fell out of fashion after his death in 1741. For nearly 200 years his manuscripts lay...

  • Where To Grow Lavender

    Where To Grow Lavender

    3 years ago

    Knowing where to grow your lavender is the key to achieving that summer magic. It's easy if you know how.

  • The Art Of Topiary: Get Inspired

    The Art Of Topiary: Get Inspired

    10 months ago

    Topiary art is one of the most creative and calming things you can do in a garden. Clip a shrub into a shape. It doesn't matter what shape; any shape is fine, just so long as it gives you pleasure and doesn't offend the neighbours. Topiary is all a...