Christmas Ideas Part one – Cards, photos, herbs and other thoughtful yet cheap presents.

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 01 November 2009 | 6 Comments
Categories: Lifestyle, The Selfsufficientish consumer

Does Father Christmas/Santa exist? Of course he does. However, he has to deliver to 1.8 million homes so we want to help him out. Here’s a few ideas and Mr Christmas if you are reading this I actually do want socks this Christmas and I have been a good boy (pretty much).

Thyme – Thymus, History, Growing, varieties and medicinal by Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 30 June 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Food, Growing herbs, Herbal medicine, Outdoors

Thyme grows all over the world and it’s many differing varieties can be found from Greenland to Asia. Thyme is a perennial evergreen and is one of the 3 herbs commonly used in Bouquet Garni, the other two being bay leaf and Parsley. As with many herbs most thyme can be found in the Mediterranean […]

Parsley Petroselinum crispum History & Mythology – Growing, pests, Nutrition, Cooking, other uses by Andy Hamilton

Yazan: admin | 30 June 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Growing herbs, Outdoors

Some Flat leafed parsley – Click for bigger Image. (picture taken by Genie Blanning) Flat Leaf Parsley Parsley is native to Southern Europe, especially in the Mediterranean region. The ancient Greeks associated it with Achromous, the Herald of Death and as such covered their tombs with it. Perhaps because of this association they did not […]

Chives Allium schoenoprasum history, growing and storing by Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 30 June 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Growing herbs, Outdoors

One of the first things I have noticed about my allotment is that it seems to be covered in chives so I never go short! Chives have long, green, hollow and grass like leaves that grow from the bulb. The bulbs will grow close together in clusters. The chive ‘grass’ can reach a height of […]


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