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Air Fresheners – the bad & the ugly

The bad and the ugly Air fresheners (air poisoners) come in all shapes and sizes. These indoor chemical products include sprays, plug-ins, sticks, wicks, mists, aerosols, carpet "cleaners," scented candles, scented drawer liners, the sprays that mask fabric smells, sprays for...Read More

christmas gifts

Think local Christmas shopping

Christmas Local Shopping Thoughts of Christmas are not too far away, ordering the turkey and what are we going to buy everyone? Let's make this Christmas the year you buy as many of your presents as possible from small local...Read More

charity furniture

Specialist Charity Shops, furniture & electrical shops

The Red Cross has 17 specialists shops across the UK Second-Hand Furniture and Electrical Shops Ballymena 57-61 Church Street, Ballymena, Co. Antrim BT43 6DD Telephone 028 2565 0749 Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9am–5pm Dunfermline 11 Bridge Street, Dunfermline, Fife...Read More

compost

Kitchen waste to liquid nutrients & compost

Wormeries turn your vegetable or fruit peelings, kitchen scraps and waste into wonderfully rich compost and a liquid nutrient-rich fertilizer to feed your plant pots, herbs, flowers, hedges, veggie patches or lawns. The liquid needs to be diluted general one...Read More

drying herbs

Basic Herbal Preparations

Infusion - is like making tea. Pour boiling water over dry or fresh leaves and/or flower heads. Leave to steep (soak) for about 10 to 15 minutes. Strain out the plant matter and use or drink. Infusions should be used...Read More