Here I try to share any money/time-saving tips that I have found to be useful each month.
Do feel free to share yours also if you don’t mind me keeping the list updated!
( I will of course name you as the author of your tip!)
NEW TIPS MARCH 2012
Make Your Own Watering-Can!
Today I had just finished potting up the next batch of seedlings into their new larger homes and was about to water them in my usual way for indoor watering with a jug, when I spotted the empty plastic milk bottles that I have been saving up to use as cloches. One brain wave and a few stabs with a small screwdriver later ( be careful and DON’T do what I did and stab yourself in the process!) and hey presto, a fab indoor homemade watering-can!
With a bit of practice, turned upside-down you can control the flow of water simply by squeezing gently!
Make Your Cut Flowers Last Longer
I was given this bunch of flowers a few days after my birthday as a belated birthday present….it’s now almost two months gone and with a bit of careful stem trimming every couple of weeks, and gently pulling off the flower petals that turn brown, I STILL have a lovely display!
The pic above shows them after my latest “tidy up” session!
Leaving a plate full of “food” for Bill & Ben! lol