Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Yolande has very kindly given me the badge and tagged me to pass it on. I'm going to take a different route in passing on: rather than send to garden bloggers and agonising over the choices, I'm mentioning two websites that are a real asset to us gardeners. So these are my choices

The first is a wonderful group in Wales, who moved back to UK from Spain some time ago and put all their energies in growing, saving and selling the seeds of superior types of vegetables.
Visit their site and read their latest Newsletter.

The Strawbridge family became famous through the BBC T.V. programme 'It's Not Easy Being Green' and their site is full of innnovative ideas for ordinary people.

The origin of the meme and these were their rules.

"It’s easy to participate in this meme. At minimum, you can proudly display the BPGC badge (it’s available in two varieties: Transparent GIF and JPEG with white background) on your blog and bask in the glow of our collective good will. If you are sharing the kudos, however, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.

The participation rules are simple:

When you get tagged, write a post with links to up to 5 blogs that you think are trying to change the world in a positive way.
In your post, make sure you link back to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
Leave a comment or message for the bloggers you’re tagging, so they know they’re now part of the meme.
Optional : Proudly display the “Bloggers For Positive Global Change” award badge with a link to the post that you write up".

In a very modest way, we do what we can for the environment - saving rain water, not using chemicals and creating an environment for bees, butterflies and birds. More than that is difficult to do in this part of Spain. For instance, although there are recycling depots for cardboard and glass, there's nothing for plastic and this is in abundance as 5 litre bottles of water are a must in many areas where the well water is not drinkable. Just think of the number of bottles that can be generated, and have to be buried.

And, now, to finish here's Ying and Yang keeping cool on the naya tiles on this hot and humid day.


Yolanda Elizabet said...

Excellent choices! I love It's Not Easy Being Green. That moustache would even make Hercule Poirot envious. ;-)

Cute pics of Ying and Yang.

We also try to do our bit for the environment but it's not always easy!

MrBrownThumb said...

Your cats are beautiful.

ladyluz said...

Long time no see Mr. Brown Thumb. I must gee myself up out of this torpor and go visit you and my other gardening buddies.

Yin and Yang visibly preened when I told them how much they're admired, especially from a connoisseur like you Yolande!

quu said...

Those eyes - W O W! Like looking summer sky :)