Links I Love January 2016. Great recipes, craft, and gardening links from January!

Links I Love from January

There are some really great websites out there that share some amazing ideas. Here are some of my favourite Links from January 2016. Well we are well and truly into February and the while the weather is still hot we are getting cooler nights which are quite nice. The nights have been wonderful for having a BBQ dinner outside so we will be making the most of that before the weather changes! Another thing that we have been enjoying lately is some fresh watermelon from the garden! We have picked a couple of small watermelons and we are waiting on the biggest one to ripen. So on to this … [Read More...]

Control purple oxalis weed by using a common insect repellent!

Controlling Purple Oxalis Weed

I know that there are some pretty ornamental oxalis plants that exist but in my garden the oxalis plant is hated. I have talked about controlling the soursob variety of oxalis in the past but in this post I am focusing on my other arch enemy the creeping purple oxalis! It is such a horrible weed, you can control it by digging it out but because it has a mass of stems and roots under the ground it is hard to get it all. If you don’t get it all then it just re-shoots again! We have got some of it in a couple of our ornamental garden beds and it also gets into our pots! The soursob variety … [Read More...]

How I turned my collection of unorganised garden irrigation supplies into a highly organised collection of parts!

Organising Garden Irrigation Supplies

Whether you have a large or a small garden having some sort of garden irrigation set up can be handy. Things like drippers and sprays permanently set up in a garden bed make watering the garden so much easier. For most of our garden beds we just have to either turn on a tap or connect a hose to one point and the entire garden bed is watered. When you have a garden irrigation system you inevitably end up with lots of spare bits and pieces. Such as different types of spray heads, spare drippers, as well as various connectors, clamps, and adaptors. Over the years we have accumulated lots of … [Read More...]

This beetroot dip is awesome at a summer BBQ!

Easy Beetroot Dip Recipe

With only 3 ingredients, which include roasted beetroot and garlic, this tasty beetroot dip is the perfect appetizer for a party or summer BBQ! I have never really been a big fan of beetroot dip before now. I have tried some bought beetroot dip years ago but I didn’t really like it. Perhaps it was […]

Links I Love December 2015. Here are some of the cool links that I saw last month!

Links I Love from December

Happy New Year and welcome to back to my latest Links I Love post where I will be looking back at some of my favourite links from December! I hope that you all enjoyed the festive season and are having a great start to 2016. We had a hot Christmas Day so lots of salads, […]

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Pizza Pinwheels Recipe. These are great appetizers and are loved by both children and adults!

Yummy Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

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If you want the yummy taste of pizza in a bite sized form why not try this Pizza Pinwheels recipe? They are delicious and so very quick and easy to make! I must say that I am a bit of a pinwheel recipe lover. I made these Delicious Savoury Pinwheels about three years ago and […]

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These Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are perfect for Christmas because they are packed with choc chips as well as red and green M&M's!

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies for Christmas

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If you need a delicious cookie for Christmas why not try making some of these Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies that are packed with chocolate chips and M&M’s! Wow where has the year gone? I can’t believe that we are in December and starting to talk about Christmas! I know that there are lots of people […]

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Perfect for parties this dark chocolate bark with peanuts and pretzels will disappear fast!

Peanut and Pretzel Dark Chocolate Bark

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You absolutely need a copy of this Peanut and Pretzel Dark Chocolate Bark recipe. It is one of the easiest snacks that I have ever made, and it’s delicious too! With Christmas coming up now is the time to be organising what snacks you can make to take to all the parties, end of year […]

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Delicious Fruit Slice with a Raspberry Jam Filling

Fruit Slice with Raspberry Jam

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This recipe is almost legendary in our house. Everyone starts licking their lips when someone says ‘you should make that fruit slice with raspberry jam’! Mum used to make this when I was a kid and it has been a real favourite over the years. In fact the recipe is marked Woman’s Weekly 1978 – […]

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This Marbled Chocolate Mint Fudge is just as delicious as it is pretty!

Marbled Chocolate Mint Fudge

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This Marbled Chocolate Mint Fudge is just as delicious as it is pretty! It’s an easy microwave fudge recipe with a yummy green marbled mint layer! I am quite partial to a bit of choc mint flavour; I love choc mint ice cream! So when I saw this Marbled Mint Chocolate Fudge recipe at Sugar […]

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How I plant my carrots so that they are big and straight!

My Garden: How I Plant Carrots

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I got sick and tired of pulling up funny shaped carrots that are all twisted and hard to cook with so I worked out a better way to plant my carrot seeds! When I was a kid I used to love eating carrots straight from the garden. Sometimes they would be funny shapes, a bit […]

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Growing Bulbs in Containers

Growing Bulbs in Containers

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You don’t need a large garden to grow lots of beautiful bulbs.  Try growing bulbs in containers to bring some spring and summer colour to your home! We have most of our bulbs in containers dotted around the garden close to the house. Personally I find growing bulbs in containers very easy and quite convenient. […]

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It is a good idea to have a look for garden pests after dark if you can't see what is eating your plants! thelinkssite.com

Looking for Garden Pests at Night

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I’ve been gardening for a while now so I have encountered quite a few garden pests. I’ve had to deal with aphids on the roses and cabbage white butterfly attacking my broccoli. Usually it is possible to have a close look at the plants to see what is doing the damage. That hasn’t been the […]

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There are lots of ways that you can use coffee grounds in the garden - thelinkssite.com

How to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

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I don’t actually drink coffee but others in my family do so I am lucky enough that I still have access to some coffee grounds.  I have been adding coffee grounds to the compost for a while now but I have always wondered if there were other ways that they could be used in the […]

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Handy plastic phone holder for using when out in the garden! - thelinkssite.com

DIY Gardeners Mobile Phone Holder

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When I am outside in the garden and there is no one else at home I like to have my mobile phone with me just in case someone tries to contact me. If I am wearing jeans then it is not too difficult to keep my mobile with me because it fits easily into my […]

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