I have written about using Kitchen ingredients in your garden to improve your soil. I love using coffee grounds in the Old House Garden as they are especially good for acid loving plants such as Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Recently, I have been trying to add more crushed egg shells to the garden as this is one organic way to improve your soil and deter slugs and snails.
I’ve decided to take a little break from blogging for a few weeks to give myself a well deserved rest. Before I go though I need to round up for the May #MyGloriousGardens linky. I’m also excited that people are beginning to use the hashtag on Instagram too, so thank you everyone!
I’ve been Blogging for 18 months now and it’s good to reflect on the blog every 6 months or so. In doing so, I hope to create a better reading experience for people but also it is a good way to focus on what I want out of blogging and Oldhouseintheshires.
Every parent’s main desire is to have a healthy and happy child. An important part of that health and happiness is the child’s emotional intelligence, which allows them to deal with their own feelings, while understanding how other people feel. But, what can you do to help your child develop their emotional intelligence? Here are some ideas.
I have a love affair with peonies. They are my favourite flower. I know that they tease us with their buds, flower quickly and then die back but the glory of their flowers is so beautiful for me that I would happily wait all year for just one day of these beautiful blooms! This week my 6 on Saturday is dedicated to peonies. This meme was started over at The Propergator. It’s a way of noting six things in your garden, right now and is a fun meme to join in with.
My youngest had his 16th birthday recently. I often ask, ‘where did those years go?’ but this is so true as I look at my baby who is almost a man. Here is some advice for you, my lovely son, who will always be that cheeky scallywag who got up to all sorts of mischief but always reeled us in with those baby blues.
It looks as if we are in for some warm weather this May Day weekend which will be lovely. The garden is just about to take off and it just needs a little warmth now for it to really take off this Spring.
6 on Saturday is a meme started by The Propagatorblog. It’s a place to share 6 things in your garden and it’s a lovely meme to join in with.
The Facebook scandal was a few weeks ago now. Whatever your thoughts on this, it is clear that many, many people had their personal data shared (81 million in the latest press reports). I’m not at all surprised that data was shared as this is happening all the time even when we are shopping on the internet. Mr Zuckerberg has done his best to reassure us all and yes, some people will leave Facebook but let’s be real here, you can’t delete your online presence completely. Deleting your Facebook account won’t be enough to stop your data being stored or shared. I’m not saying what happened was right but Mr Zuckerberg has a greater challenge on his hands in my view; attracting younger users. According to my teenagers, Facebook is dead and it has nothing to do with this latest scandal.
And then it was May….how did that happen?? Welcome to the #MyGloriousGardens May link party! A place to link blog posts about your garden, a garden you have visited, garden tips and advice or, an outdoor experience that you would like to share with the world. Link parties are great for meeting new bloggers, gaining new readers and putting your blog post out there to be enjoyed by others.