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Re-use and re-purpose - Garden planters


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I will admit to buying this on a market new - so more of a re-purpose than a re-use as it had no lid, but with a lick of paint it now matches the garden, there are brush marks, but it is fine for the garden!

We have lots of plants suitable for pots, and they and a great splash of colour to your garden.


Re-use and re-purpose - plastic bottles - mini cloches

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I completely forgot about this - so will post now, so that you can all be prepared for next year.

Did you want to plant out a few vegetable plants in the garden and it is a bit early as the nights are a little cold, you can put a cloche over the top and they should be fine from April onwards - you may even be OK in March too.

Carrot & Fruit cake with honey



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This was a recipe I found in a book, and decided to give it a go - it was fab, and I would definitely recommend making it, we have carrots and honey in the shop - it is lovely and moist.

Re-use and re-purpose - Garden planters


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We have a selection of plants for the summer, and here is an idea to put them to use.....

Have you got a tired old saucepan, that has a bit of character?  or a colander or something similar?  There are some interesting things in the shop that could fit the bill.

Well how about planting it up?  The colander here is perfect as it already has drainage holes, no worries about drilling them, but you will need to add them, or if that is not possible put a lot of stones/crocks in the bottom, and make sure you do not over water.