Yearly Archives: 2014

Instructographic: How to Make Your Own Compost Pile

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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Compost Pile at Home? Is that even possible? Yes, it is and here is how.

We sure hope you are having a great day. Or evening, for that matter. We are quite happy to announce our first instructographic! We wanted to call it an infographic, but it falls short on statistics and the idea is to learn how to do something, not what percentage of the people in the UK use compost piles. So, if you ordered our spring garden clearance service, this might be a good time to think about composting! Continue reading

Spring Equinox and Gardening

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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“Spring Orchard” by Liz West, CC BY

Officially, the winter is over. That’s right, folks! Spring is here. The day becomes longer, the Sun shows its face more often, the mood gets more cheerful and it’s time to prepare your garden for the upcoming hot months.

Do you know what “equinox” means? It’s derived from the dead Latin language and it means “equal night”. You might have seen the word “nox” used as “poison”, too. Beautiful language. Basically, during the Equinox the Earth’s tilt towards the Sun is non-existent. Both the North and South poles are at an equal distance from the Sun. Continue reading

Generation Awake – What is it About?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Generation Awake LogoHave you ever heard of Generation Awake? We hadn’t either, until a week ago. And we don’t regret one bit! Today we will tell you a bit about their campaign.

It’s a well known fact, that we usually carry on through the day without thinking much of the consequences of our actions. Yes, we have some moralities towards other living beings, but towards the planet we live on? Not much. This is the idea of the Generation Awake campaign – to raise awareness of how you can help keep our home clean and free of rubbish.

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The Largest Solar Plant – Mojave Desert

Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Sunset over Mojave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve always thought – aren’t there more ways to produce large-scale, clean electricity? What kinds of alternative energy are there? Thorium reactors? Wind traps (kudos to Frank Herbert)? The future will show. What we know, though, is what the world’s largest solar plant looks like. And it started functioning yesterday!

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Fashion and Gardens

Friday, February 7th, 2014
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Credit: “Lady Birley” by Valerie Finnis (copyright RHS)

Hello there!

As this is the first post on our brand new blog, I wish to heartily welcome you to our humble notebook. You can expect all kinds of articles here – from events, through news, to guides and useful information about our niche. And we surely hope you will like it! Let us begin, then. Continue reading