David Latimer from Cranleigh, Surrey, with his bottle garden that was first planted 53 years ago and has not been watered since 1972 - yet continues to thrive in its sealed environment. The bottle garden has created its own miniature ecosystem. Despite being cut off from the outside world, because it is still absorbing light it can photosynthesise, the process by which plants convert sunlight into the energy they need to grow.

Thriving since 1960, my garden in a bottle: Seedling sealed in its own ecosystem and watered just once in 53 years

David Latimer from Cranleigh, Surrey, with his bottle garden that was first planted 53 years ago and has not been watered since 1972 - yet continues to thrive in its sealed environment. The bottle garden has created its own miniature ecosystem. Despite being cut off from the outside world, because it is still absorbing light it can photosynthesise, the process by which plants convert sunlight into the energy they need to grow.

What can be composted? by diyready: Here is a list of some compostable items you may have around the house #Infographic #Gardening #Compost

How To Make Compost

What can be composted? by diyready: Here is a list of some compostable items you may have around the house #Infographic #Gardening #Compost

A Guide to #DIY Cleaning Products: Cleaners that contain strong chemicals and disinfectants pose health risks for people & pets, & when they’re washed down the drain, they contaminate our waterways & soil. Help the environment and wildlife by making your own #green products that are just as effective as store-bought options.

A DIY guide to green cleaning

A Guide to #DIY Cleaning Products: Cleaners that contain strong chemicals and disinfectants pose health risks for people & pets, & when they’re washed down the drain, they contaminate our waterways & soil. Help the environment and wildlife by making your own #green products that are just as effective as store-bought options.

How to make a terrarium: Create a mini garden in a glass bowl- it's the ultimate small garden!

How to make a terrarium: Create a mini garden in a glass bowl- it's the ultimate small garden!

King protea, Protea cynaroides, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

King protea, Protea cynaroides, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

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Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil

Alien looking umbrella-shaped “blood trees” are found only in Socotra, a four island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Post: 7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth. via Hub Pages

7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth

Alien looking umbrella-shaped “blood trees” are found only in Socotra, a four island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Post: 7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth. via Hub Pages

Share this one in honor of World Water Week and my coworkers are uppity because "it smells funny"

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