Newsletter: 3rd September
Starting with tools, Jekka is never without her Niwaki Secateurs. We sell a number of types but some of her favourites are the Niwaki Okatsune Secateurs that are small and strong but also easy to clean and use with gloves on.
Also, she raves about the "Niwaki Hori Hori", which is the gardening tool all rounder. It looks like a large knife and is great for weeding beds or digging holes for planting out.
Finally, Jekka uses the Haws copper watering can that she inherited from her mother to water her plugs and cuttings in her glass house. It is small and light with a spout that allows precise pouring.
Next on Jekka's list, is the kit to maintain her tools which are , Crean Mate, a Sharpening stone and Camelia Oil. The Crean Mate gets rid of muck and grime, the stone keeps the blade sharp and the oil provides protection and keeps the mechanisms working until the next clean. Check out Jekka's videos for more information.
For the sustainable gardener, at first, controlling pests and disease can be hard work until you have reached a natural balance. For those times when you need to intervene, Jekka uses SB Invigorator and to encourage birds to your garden, Jekka always feeds her birds and advocates using a good quality bird food. Jekka is also never without some gardening twine in her back pocket to tie things up. Twine is particularly useful at this time of year for tying seed heads up so they dry out for harvesting or are available for the birds.
Read more about being a sustainable gardener in Jekka's guide.
Finally, at the end of day, we all llike a cup of herbal infusion. By far our most popular is Jekka's Goodnight Blend, which is a relaxing chamomile tea (obviously served in one of own mugs!)