Growing Up—Things to Consider When Planning a Vertical Garden


A vertical garden is exactly what it sounds like—an area of plants, such as flowers, herbs or vegetables—grown upwards rather than across a piece of land, either against a wall or in a free-standing structure. The advantage over a traditional garden is that a vertical garden allows a lot of plants to grow in a small space. However, there are a few rules you will need to apply in order to get the most from your vertical garden.

23 July 2018

Splitting Logs? Don't Let Those Offcuts Go to Waste


When you receive a delivery of logs, you might need to split some or all of them. Even if they're pre-split, the logs are sometimes too big for your requirements, especially if you're using them in a small wood-burning stove rather than a large fireplace. The trouble with splitting logs is that it can leave you with quite a few small chips and offcuts of wood. Most people just leave them on the ground where they fall, but you can waste quite a bit of your firewood by doing this.

26 January 2018