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Keeping chickens – what to consider and how to get started…

Space So you want to keep chickens? The first thing you need to ask yourself  is how many birds you want. Then you need to calculate how much space each chicken needs (according to DEFRA, for a bird to be considered free-range, it must “… have had during at least half  it’s lifetime continuous daytime…

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Make your own bird feeders this winter

Winter Winter’s only just started but already the first snows have been and gone. During the cold months to come, our feathered friends could do with some extra nutrition but instead of buying ready made grease balls, why not make your own bird feeders? It’s easy. Homemade Bird Feeders This is how:  Get a pine…

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Hanging tomato planters not working out

Sometimes you stumble across an idea whilst surfing the internet and you think ” Wow!! I’ve got to try that! ” Like those homemade hanging tomato planters I told you about the other month… Trial and error I made a few and excitedly wrote a post about it. How good they looked with the small…

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Pinterest for Garden Ideas

Have you heard of Pinterest? It is like an online scrapbook where you can put all kinds of photos and videos of things you like, love, want or dream of. You can create boards on different subjects, from cooking and gardening to DIY, favorite places and even dream kitchens – ANYTHING! You can then share these photos…

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