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Propagating Lavender at the Villas…

Lavender Seeds Early this year I bought a packet of Munstead Lavender seeds that have been very successful, the resulting plantlets currently doing well in a nursery bed in the fruit cage. However I was interested to try a bit of propagating this time because it looked easy, it’s free and because you can never…

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We are getting a Polytunnel at SowandSo Belgium!

Short Season It has always been our plan to get a polytunnel sooner or later because here in the Belgian Ardennes the growing season is so very short. I have lost many a crop because of a sudden late frost in May and for a second year in a row, it’s looking like our purple…

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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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A DIY Bird Bath At the Villas

Recycling I’ve just made a bird bath out of an old, galvanised steel incinerator lid (the incinerator itself was retired from active service several years ago when the bottom dropped out following a severe case of rust …no doubt we’ll find a use for that too, one day). DIY All I did was line it…

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Making a Polytunnel at Sow and So

This week I was searching the internet for an example model for making your own movable polytunnel and I came across this model (the article is in Dutch but it’s the photo that is most important). I would have liked to have made this polytunnel entirely from recycled materials but we did not have enough…

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