June in the Homegrown Garden

Well the weather is finally here. With the disappointing stops and starts of such a wet May behind us its now great being able to finally get stuck into our vegetable growing. Squashes and courgettes are already racing ahead and it’s wonderful to see how everything is thriving in the sunshine. Of course that does […]

Couple swap London commute to raise worms in Shropshire

Luke and Steph Boxall have swapped the hectic London city life for country idyll in an attempt to bring the benefits of worm poo to South Shropshire. “Worm Soil” is produced by hundreds of thousands of worms on their smallholding near Bridgnorth, and sold as an eco-friendly fertiliser. The product is sold in reusable and […]

Weekly Mossy News

A quick round-up of this weeks key green news from around Shropshire. Wellington blossoming again with launch of gardening competition Wellington is set to prove that it is blossoming again after lockdown, with the second annual gardening competition being launched. Green fingered residents of the town are being encouraged to enter the contest, organised by […]

Oakengates refill store opens its doors

A new zero waste refill store is opening on Tuesday 8th June 2021 in Oakengates Telford. Based on the top floor of Oakengates Indoor Mall, Turtley Eco will be opening its doors for the first time after months of hard work by owner Zoe. Early this year, Zoe decided to take the plunge and start […]

May in the Homegrown Garden

We can see start to see a lot happening in the vegetable garden this month. Whilst we previously welcomed new growth and spring blossom, we’ll now likely be noticing the weeds making an appearance! They’ll need our attention if we’re hoping to given new seedlings the space they need to grow. Remove with a hoe […]

Crafty Mrs B – Saving the planet one pad at a time

Hi! My name is Amy, and I am the face behind Crafty MrsB. I am a designer and maker who works from home. I started my business back in 2015 after the birth of my first child, returning to the world of retail wasn’t going to be practical. Sewing is something I’d learnt from my […]

World Earth Day goes live 20th-22nd April

Starting back in 1970, World Earth day was a day to celebrate and encourage environmental protection. Occurring every year on the 22nd April it is an opportunity to focus on our planet and highlight the damage that humans do to Earth as well as the positive opportunities for change. Starting from the 20th April there […]

Shropshire recycling rates plateau

Englands county recycling rates confirm that Shropshire is in the top fifty counties. In 2019/2020 54.6 percent of Shropshire’s waste was recycled. Landfill of domestic waste has reduced from 13 percent of waste to 2 percent since 2014/2015, but the overall recycling rate for the county has not improved over the last five years. Other […]

Protect the Bees, Save the Planet & Say Buzz Off to Plastic

Hello, my name is Lucy Shier, I am the founder of Bee Biotic my small Shropshire based business which I run from my garden workshop fondly known as the “Bee Lab” near Cleobury Mortimer. My passion for bees and the environment led me to fulfil a long held dream by taking up beekeeping 5 years […]

April in the Homegrown Garden

It was so lovely to see the weather warming recently and people getting out in their gardens, even if it was just for a short time! We can really see things starting to happen now – there’s frogspawn in the pond, bees buzzing around spring blossom and vegetable seedlings seem to be really getting into […]