Sleep

Quality sleep keeps you healthy

Quality sleep keeps you healthy Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can have a lasting impact on your health and contribute to everything from hypertension to depression and obesity. During the sleeping period the brain and body are busy performing a number of restorative processes, especially strengthening the body’s immune system. Improve the quality of […]

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Calendula

Calendula What if you could have a natural medicine chest growing in your own garden, especially if it will help to keep you healthy during the challenging winter months? Look no further than the bright and cheery Calendula winter annual. It must be one of the most unappreciated herbs around and so easy to grow. […]

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Winter Protection

Winter Protection Taking precaution during the coldest periods of winter will help to keep the herb and vegetable garden productive and a source of outdoor pleasure on sunny days. Frost tolerant herbs such as Parsley, Oregano, Thyme, Marjoram, Coriander, Rocket and many more will still reward you with fresh flavour for your favourite dishes. Clouds […]

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Herbal foot soak

How often do you take time out to pamper your hot, achy and tired feet? Easy to do and highly rewarding, this is what you will need: • About 10 litres of hot water – not boiling, you must be able to comfortably keep your feet in it, • ½ cup Epson Salts, • A […]

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Herb Focus – Lemon Balm

Herb focus: Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) This is an amazing multipurpose herb. Besides its cleansing and tonic actions, Lemon Balm is a stress relieving herb that lifts the spirits, reduces anxiety and depression, relieves indigestion which usually accompanies stress, and is supposed to encourage a clear head. Lemon Balm does not dry or store well […]

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Herb Focus – Horseradish

Herb focus – Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) The pungent horseradish sauce that delivers a kick to salads, sauces, mustard and even mayonnaise, is made from the grated raw root. The ground root also has many healing actions; as a mild antibiotic, expectorant and diuretic that promotes perspiration making it useful for breaking fevers, especially those associated […]

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Benefits of Gardening for Your Children

Benefits of Gardening for Your Children Gardening is far more than just having a lovely space or growing your own edible landscape. A children’s gardening program has highlighted the following benefits: • Increased self-esteem, • Helped students develop a sense of ownership and responsibility, • Helped foster relationships with family members, and • Increased parental […]

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Benefits of gardening

Benefits of Gardening Celebrate World Environment Day  by reflecting on the benefits of gardening: • The relationship that develops, between plants, and people, and the basic human need of watching things grow, creates a sense of excitement. In many cases it becomes a source of therapy for people with emotional problems. • Growing your own […]

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The Family garden

The Family Garden Our demanding lifestyles desperately need a garden space to add quality to family life. • Spend quality time together to grow and harvest food for the table. It is during these informal and relaxing time periods that you can have a relaxed conversation and do creative problem solving, • Garden spaces also […]

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Healthy, Enviromentally Friendly Garden

Healthy, Environmentally Friendly Garden Butterflies hopping from one flower to another, feeding on the nectar available, indicates a healthy, environmentally friendly garden. To increase their population you have to provide food for caterpillars, somewhere out of sight where you don’t mind them chomping on the leaves. Plant some cabbages and nasturtiums as sacrificial plants and […]