food & drink

The best taste of all: Starting your own vegetable garden

vegetable garden

Have you ever had a yearning to grow your own? There are few activities more rewarding than getting in touch with your inner farmer and nurturing plants from seed to crop. It’s not always easy or desirable to get your hands on an allotment, so perhaps you could start with your own garden. Plan the

4 important signs that you need to change the filter in your water cooler

water cooler

Having a water cooler at home or at the office is a great way to ensure you always have a steady supply of drinking water. Along with maintaining the cooler properly, there is also the need to know when to change the filter. While the manufacturer recommendations are helpful, remember they are based on average

4 ways to let nature nurture your kitchen

nature kitchen

Nature inspired kitchens always seem to exude a calming, soothing feel. If you get it right, the ambience you can create will allow you to feel more in harmony with nature than anywhere else in your home. Creating an authentic, natural space doesn’t have to be difficult, but it probably requires a little more thought

5 unusual herbs to grow on your deck this summer


Growing herbs in your garden or in pots on your deck usually means a round-up of the usual suspects. You’ve got your basil, your mint, your oregano, and so on. But what if you want to shake things up? You have lots of options. If you want to try something new in your cooking or

How to grow cordon apple and pear trees

fruit tree

Come autumn time, there’s nothing better than picking sweet, crisp apples and pears right from your own garden. Huge old fruit trees are fantastic if you have the space, but what if you want to grow your own orchard fruit in a smaller garden? Don’t worry, growing cordon fruit trees is a clever space-saving method

5 benefits of growing your own food in a home garden

growing your own

The garden is a fantastic place for enjoying fresh air and spending time with the family. You can turn your small (or big) home garden into something even more useful if you start growing your own food. Here’s a look at the five biggest benefits of growing your own food in a home garden and

8 creative things that you can do with a fire pit


You can extend your living space outside. After you have chosen the best fire pit for you patio or backyard. Then next task is for you to develop creative ways you can turn your evening into something. The good thing I love about fire pit is the vibe it creates in the evening. It makes

Create a more relaxing garden space

relaxing garden space

There is nothing quite so relaxing as spending time outdoors, soaking up the sun and enjoying nature, and if you are lucky enough to have your own garden, this is something you can do whenever the mood takes you. But, first, you will need to take steps to transform your garden into a relaxing outdoor

How to grow food all year round with just one container

How to grow food in one container

You don’t have to wait for Spring to grow your own food at home, nor do you need a big garden. There are plenty of vegetables that you can grow indoors using just one large plant pot. Use this handy chart to learn what to grow and when to grow it.