Cabbages and Roses

I have just about ALL of Christina Strutt’s books.

This is a fave.

Shoot – long overdue a reread.

I’m long overdue another reminder of how and why and ……..:o)


Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but why wait when quite small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference here and now? This Guide to Natural Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers markets are a good start. Cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important. For instance, it s perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, baking powder, vinegar and water. Old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but to restoring furniture and woodwork, and to decorating. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs can be very satisfying, especially if you use any extras to make jams, oils, beauty preparations and bath oils. These handy tips and delicious recipes can be referred to again and again. Those for making herbal remedies will result in soothing and effective treatments that are a useful addition to your medicine cupboard. Whether you grow your own or not, composting waste is easily accomplished vegetable peelings, teabags, dust from the vacuum cleaner all go into the composter to rot down for use as natural fertilizer.



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