Chris Taylor

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Thorny problems: can I grow a rose and clematis together?

Our gardening agony aunt answers your queries.This week: prolonging foxgloves and maintaining a hydrangea<p><b>Foxglove fest</b><p>A couple of readers, George Smith and Mary Day, emailed regarding foxgloves that have now finished flowering, wondering how to prolong their life. Common foxgloves (Digitalis …

Gardening tips: how to save seed - video

Thrifty gardener Kim Stoddart teams up with Ben Raskin of the Soil Association to explain why how seed-saving can save money, liven up your garden and help you cut down on food miles.

5 Essential Tips in Cooking for One

I was excited to see requests for more tips on cooking for one. This is a topic I love talking about! I spent a number of years living on my own, and …

Cooking

5 Fresh Herbs to Try This Summer

(Image credit: Kelli Foster)<p>I don't know about you, but during the summer I find myself mixing fresh herbs into just about everything. They're more …

Ice Cream

10 delicious ways to use your slow cooker this summer: http://on.thekitc.hn/8Cbbaq

Use This Simple Trick to Determine Whether an Avocado Is Ripe Inside

Isn't it disappointing to cut into an avocado you've been nurturing to perfect ripeness only to find a brown, slimy mess inside? Avocados are usually …

Healthy Eating

5 tips for better cold-brewed coffee: http://on.thekitc.hn/A1YveZ

How To Get Grease Stains Out of Clothing

Perfectly wonderful and pricey clothes can meet their match with one quick spill or unexpected splatter. Often small and inconspicuous, grease stains …

How To Make Bread in the Slow Cooker - Recipe

<b>Shape your loaf of bread:</b> Shape your loaf into a round or a loaf depending on the size of your slow cooker and/or what kind of loaf you'd like to …

Baking

These stuffed peppers combine two awesome ingredients — sweet corn and goat cheese — for a filling side or a nice, light dinner served with a salad. RECIPE: http://on.thekitc.hn/nps3bZ

5 homemade (chemical-free!) ways to banish bugs from your outdoor party: http://on.thekitc.hn/5cHNnh (via Good Housekeeping)

5 tips for making a week's worth of salads on Sunday: http://on.thekitc.hn/yC7Ql4

Mistick - As in Mist Stick!

DIY Camper Van Conversion Bed Build, Bed Converts to a Couch! #VANLIFE<p>PVC & Duct Tape Kayak<p>Torque: DIY All Terrain Electric Longboard<p>Rockets …

Horse Shows

9 Genius Ways To Relieve Bug Bites

No more itchy, red, humongous bumps!<p>Summer, we love you, but all of these insect bites are really killing our mood. Sure, bug repellants can scare off the pests, but those don’t guarantee around-the-clock protection. So the next time you stumble upon a bug bite, don’t be so quick to make a beeline …

Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles (Vegan, Gluten-free)

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2014 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com<p>There's nothing like a cold and healthy popsicle to cool you down on scorching …

41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

Go outside! You look like you need a little sun.

30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

Turn a Wine Bottle into an Automatic Plant Waterer

Gardening centers sell glass globes designed to water your plants for you, but a better solution may be this attractive wine-bottle-to-plant-waterer …

Gardening

Homemade Pet Friendly Weed Killer

Your pets are as much a part of your life as your garden is and you want to make sure that they can enjoy your garden without it making them sick. …

How to Select, Store, and Eat Blueberries

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. This post was brought to you by our friends at Evolution Fresh, who like fresh, flavorful ingredients as much as we do.</i><p><i>Today: This berry is the king of breakfast (and makes a royal</i> …

Young Coconut Smoothie

There is no better way to start making a smoothie than feeling the heft of a cleaver in your hand and bringing it down onto a young coconut. The thud …

Best Vegetables to Grow in the Shade

For many gardeners, the optimum conditions most vegetables prefer — eight to 10 hours of full sun — just aren’t possible. Whether it’s from trees or …

Gardening

Grow your own rocket | Grow your own

Not as fancy or fussy as it seems, this resurgent Victorian favourite is ridiculously easy to grow<p>Long, long ago (Britain still had miners!) I spent the best part of a year working at a posh greengrocers in the home counties. When the local ladies went shopping on a Saturday – their husbands were …

How to plant out courgettes

Our 90-second gardener Sarah Raven shows you how to get your courgette crop started<p>1. Your can tell when your courgettes are ready to plant out when there are white roots coming out of the bottom of the pot.<p>2. A sunny but sheltered spot is the best place for them: courgettes have huge leaves and …