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Ten Ways to Prepare Your Garden For Winter

Winter Garden Protection

Ten Ways to Prepare Your Garden For Winter

2020 as a whole has gone far too quickly, and it’s scary to think that we’re now midway through September. Many of us will have spent a great deal of time at home over the last few months,  and for those of us with plenty of outdoor space, there’s no denying we will have been putting some extra love and attention into our gardens. While we’re still enjoying a little post-summer sunshine, it’ll soon be time to start thinking about how we can get our gardens ready for the winter months. So, as autumn peeks just around the corner, we’ve put together ten ways in which you can start preparing your garden for winter.

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Enjoy Fun in the Sun This Summer with Our Amazing Range of Outdoor Games!

Fun in the Sun with Garden Games

Enjoy Fun in the Sun This Summer with Our Amazing Range of Outdoor Games!

For many of us, this year we’ll be saying bon voyage to the possibility of jetting off on our summer holidays, however, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the sunshine right here in the UK. Whether we pack up the tent and head over to the nearest campsite or just enjoy a spot of sunbathing in the back garden, it’s still possible to make the most of summer. One way to make the most of the sunshine is by getting everyone involved in some good old outdoor games - it’s a great way to engage the whole family and will also ensure that those of us who can’t sit still are kept occupied too. Whether you’re looking to keep the little ones occupied at the family barbeque or in search of a game everyone can play, we’ve got a fantastic range of products here at Original Organics - perfect for hours of fun in the sun! Today, we’re taking a look at our top picks.

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How to create a sustainable garden

How to create a sustainable garden

Sustainability is a hot topic that has encouraged many of us to overhaul our lifestyles to help protect the environment. This includes how we care for our gardens because, when done properly, this practice can help nourish soil, create safe havens for vulnerable wildlife, and give plants the best possible chance of thriving.

While there are some sustainable changes that have an immediate effect, others may require time and patience. However, this is a small price to pay when such changes will have significant long-term environmental benefits. Here we look at some ways you can create a sustainable garden by reducing your carbon footprint, saving water and reusing products.

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Get involved with National Gardening Week 2020

Get involved with National Gardening Week 2020

From the week commencing Monday 27th April, the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual National Gardening Week will see thousands of people around the country sharing their passion for gardening. As the nation’s biggest celebration of gardening, the RHS strives to raise awareness of the overwhelming benefits our beloved green spaces have on our lives while seeking to inspire more people, particularly the next generation of gardeners, to cultivate their very own passion for plants. The RHS’s message this year calls upon the UK to ‘keep gardening’ to look after their physical health and wellbeing.

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How to create a Zero Waste kitchen

How to create a Zero Waste kitchen

More and more people are on the lookout for ways to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, and there’s nowhere easier to start than at home. Every year, Brits waste around £9.7 billion of food, with each household throwing away an average of £356 in unwanted goods, to say nothing of the staggering amounts of single-use plastic and emissions from food transportation. Consequently, striving for a waste-free kitchen is arguably the best place to start, so read on for our handy tips to help you reduce the waste your kitchen generates.

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What food waste can I put in a composter?  

With the recent news of suspended garden and food waste collections across the country, more and more of us are becoming understandably frustrated due to increasing interruptions to our daily lives. From the 30th March, many local councils have suspended their weekly collections in order to prioritise the collection of refuse and recycling. Rather than getting frustrated, this can be seen as a great reason to begin home composting - the most environmentally-friendly way of attending to kitchen and garden waste. With the weather warming up and the need for us to stay in our gardens and homes growing day-by-day, there couldn’t be a better time to start producing your very own natural compost or organic fertiliser for your garden.   

So, with local councils urging us to begin home composting as a cheap and easy alternative to the disposing of garden and food waste, we have decided to answer the question: what food waste can I put in a home composter?  

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Essential guide to keeping indoor plants alive

Indoor plants are a great way to introduce a touch of nature into your home and create an attractive and soothing atmosphere. As well as looking lovely, indoor plants can have a number of benefits according to the Royal Horticultural Society, including improved air quality, lower stress levels, and even reduced blood pressure and fatigue.

While there are plenty of reasons to bring the great outdoors inside, becoming a new plant parent may feel daunting, especially if you’re not green-fingered. Luckily, taking care of them doesn’t have to be hard. Here are our top tips for keeping your indoor plants alive and thriving.

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The most underrated foods for healthy living

We all know nutrition is key to a healthy body, and it seems like there isn’t a day that goes by without a new superfood being touted as the next essential part of a balanced diet. We all know which foods are synonymous with eating well, as well as which to avoid. But there are many staples of our meals which we might not realise are good for us, and a few more that we could do with treating our bodies to more often.

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Top 5 tips and environmental products to help you live a more sustainable life in 2020

Coming into 2020, many of us made resolutions to be more eco-aware and make environmentally friendly choices. If this was you, you may have started to make better choices by cutting out single use plastics, not creating as much food waste and installing a smart meter. You may now be ready for the next step and are looking for ways to up your eco game! 

We have put together our top 5 products (in no particular order) that will help you live a more sustainable life this year and beyond: 

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