Mish-Mash reveals that one of the best uses for an empty M-jar is to use it as a seedling pot. The dark-brown glass protects the roots from exposure to light, which does them no good at all. And a Marmite jar certainly has a much better look than a black plastic carton. And to encourage everyone to use them this way, my good pal Stephanie Cavanaugh has posted on her blog (http://whoneedsflowers.blogspot.com/) the image shown here. You could buy Marmite just for this use alone!
Rex Aldred bills himself as a "craftsman artist." He's a talented painter, photographer and potter with ideas that, when translated artistically, invariably end up with a distinctively off-the-wall but charming look. Like his latest venture: three-sided plates and dishes. Suffolk born, he worked - while raising two daughters as a single parent - as a BT engineer. When they were grown he quit work to walk from Ipswich round the coast of Britain. He got as far as Whitby, fell in love with the historic fishing town -- as well as his now wife Mo -- and stopped his journey.