Earth Day

I think the recession has made us all much more aware of how much waste we accumulate.  Well it certainly made me aware so I’ve been doing my bit by composting and recycling as much of my rubbish as possible.  I’m also hoping to grow as much food as possible this year in my veggie patch so let’s hope the summer sunshine comes back to help out with that. 

But for Earth Day I’m doing something special. 

I’m planting 50 sunflowers randomly where I live and hopefully they will stop some people in their tracks and make them smile and think what a lovely place we live in.

We all need to 
Stop, Look and Listen
more often and 
Start Seeing and Hearing
what’s around us
and concentrate more on saving it rather than destroying it. 
Happy Earth Day x
2018-11-08T19:01:47+00:00April 22nd, 2010|Categories: garden, me|


  1. Boyknitter 22/04/2010 at 10:56 am

    Oh what a delightful idea! Sunflowers! And you'll be able to give a secret little grin to yourself whenever you pass one – knowing that you were responsible for such beauty! I love it!

    M x

  2. A Thrifty Mrs 22/04/2010 at 10:56 am

    I do think the recession has forced people to think about their waste like never before – well at least since ww2. Hopefully something good will come out of the recession?!

    And how lovely re the sunflowers!

  3. Isobel 22/04/2010 at 10:56 am

    What a lovely thing to do! I love sunflowers.
    Happy Earth Day!

  4. bekimarie 22/04/2010 at 10:56 am

    What a lovely idea!

    Beki xxx

  5. winnibriggs 22/04/2010 at 10:56 am

    What a super idea! We try to do our bit and although don't have a huge plot already have some veg in raised beds. Lets hope your sprinkles of sunshine cheer everyone up.
    Jenny x

  6. Scented Sweetpeas 23/04/2010 at 2:41 pm

    Sorry thought I had posted a comment here but it went ๐Ÿ™ This is a fab idea, you should pass it around blogland so everyone plants sunflowers everywhere – they look so beutiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Sarah 23/04/2010 at 2:46 pm

    Hi Michelle
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I do agree with you, we should all do something. We've started to sow a few veg seeds so hopefully we'll be successful with them! x

  8. Scented Sweetpeas 23/04/2010 at 2:46 pm

    what a fantastic idea! Maybe all bloggers should get together and do this and fill the world with wonderful sunflowers is unexpected places ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Tilly Rose 23/04/2010 at 2:46 pm

    Hi hunny!
    What a wonderfully sunny idea…wished I lived nearer so I could see the end result!
    Karen x x x

  10. Anonymous 23/04/2010 at 2:46 pm

    What a beautiful idea – it is difficult not to smile when faced with a lovely sunflower!

  11. VintageVicki 23/04/2010 at 2:46 pm

    Love the idea of planting the sunflowers ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have been following the reduce/reuse/recycle mantra for years now – just glad the rest of the planet are finally catching on.

  12. Michelle 23/04/2010 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks so much everyone for all the lovely comments :o) I think I might start a "spread the sunshine with sunflowers" campaign :o) :o) Michelle x

  13. Sadie 24/04/2010 at 11:57 am

    that is just such a lovely idea. Spreading a little sunshine :O)

    Just been having a quite peruse of your blog, it's absolutely fab,and I really admire your crafts.

    Totally with you on the cappuccino thing! I always have a caramel macchiato in Starbucks, and I get really annoyed with the husband when he stirs his. Why? The caramel gloop gets mixed in and you don't get that lovely sweet gunky goo on your lips. Thus ruining the entire point of having a swirl of sugary goo on the top!

    I am sitting here smiling. I thought I was the only person who took 'upside down feet in snow' pics! Love it! ;o)

    Nice to meet you
    (Cotton Rose)

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