Nasturtiums, Natural Cleaning, Muffin Wraps and Lemongrass. Episode Six.


In this weeks episode of Farewell My Manicure TV, I point out you the benefits of growing and eating nasturtiums, give lemongrass a speedy haircut, we make some cafe style muffin wraps in the kitchen and clean up with toxin free cleaning products.

Did you know…

  • that just four simple everyday ingredients can clean pretty much everything in your home?
  • there is enough Vitamin C in Nasturtiums to prevent scurvy?
  • with a little ingenuity you can prevent having to wash your muffin tins?
  • lemongrass needs to be pruned back and divided regularly?

Watch this week’s episode of Farewell My Manicure TV and you may learn a thing or two that you didn’t know before.




Episode Four – Our Halloween Special!

On this week’s episode of FMMTV we look at creepy crawly things in your garden, worm farming to recycle vegetable waste, make a house for solitary bees to live in using recycled materials, the circular saw and cordless drill and when we get down and dirty in the garden we have a look at growing Pumpkins!  What else!

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Sit back relax and enjoy our Halloween Special.

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Episode Three!

Another week has passed and we are getting closer and closer to Christmas so I thought it was appropriate on this week’s program to make some home made Christmas Gifts in the shed using the mini drill (you might know it by one of it’s proprietary names – Dremel).

You may not be aware of all of the benefits that come with the humble cucumber so I give you a long list that leaves you with no excuse not to plant some in the garden this season.

And because the weather is starting to warm up we look at ways you and your family can remain hydrated in a sustainable way.

We also launch out first COMPETITION!  Win a box of 12 bamboo toothbrushes by going to the Facebook page, giving us a LIKE and telling us your best ideas for handmade Christmas Gifts.  The most creative one wins. Winner will be announced on next week’s show. 

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I hope that you are enjoying Farewell My Manicure TV.  

Please share with all you like minded friends and bring them along for the ride.

Episode Two!

On this week’s episode we look at growing a member of the brassica family, I do a bit of DIY in the shed to make something for my kitchen and we look at how easy it can be to recycle.


Hope you will join us on Farewell My Manicure TV every week at 6pm.

Here’s the recipe for Chicken and Broccoli that I refer to in the video.  Given to me by my Mum it is simple and tasty.  Enjoy!

Broccoli & Chicken Casserole

brocolli chicken recipe

And here is the recycling printable to stick on your recycling bin.

Recycling printable

Hope you enjoy tonights episode.

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Until next week!



Episode One !!!!!!!


Welcome to Farewell My Manicure WebTV.  This short program features segments on Sustainability, DIY Projects and Growing Vegetables for your family.

Please enjoy!

I hope you join us every week and if you would like a copy of the TV Guide delivered to your inbox which gives you a sneak peak of what is going to be on next weeks show then just hit the Big Green Button and SUBSCRIBE!

Web TV Show starts Saturday night at 6pm!

Grab a glass of bubbly and join me as I launch my new WebTV Show this Saturday night at 6pm on

If you are wondering what is going to be on the show, we have three segments to share with you this week. So there is something for everyone!
DOWN & DIRTYAs you know I love my garden and growing fresh fruit and veggies for my family gives me so much joy.  I want to share the joy with you, through the segment “Get Down & Dirty in the Garden” where I will talk about everything from what to plant and how to harvest, to container gardens, urban gardens and permaculture.  Perhaps there is something you would like to know more about.  Please drop me a line at with you suggestions.
PTFP SLIDEThere are already a lot of great DIY shows on TV, but not every girl knows how to use a power tool and is game enough to give it a go.  In the segment “Power Tools for Princesses” I look at showing you how to do some great DIY, renovating, recycling and up cycling using some tools that yo needn’t be frightened of.
SIMPLESUBURBANSUSTAINABILITYTIPS SLIDEOne of my goals is to see more people living a sustainable lifestyle and thereby leaving a lighter footprint.  Some times the enormity of what we have done to the environment leaves us paralysed.  Not knowing what to do to fix the problem can be daunting.  In the segment “Simple Suburban Sustainability Tips” I take you through the little things you can implement in your home to walk lighter on the planet one baby step at a time.
I hope you can join me this Saturday, but if you can’t you can always view the show at another time because of the power of the internet!

Vote For Me!

I am requesting your help.  I would love for you to vote for my blog in the Heritage Bank Savvy Saver Blog Awards.  I did a post with video about making your own Cafe Style Muffin Wraps to save money and everyone seemed to think it was a great idea!

If you need some incentive the Heritage Bank is giving away $100 CASH CARD to the most creative voter.

So it’s a win for you and for me!


savvy saver

The Lifestyle Category winner (Public Votes) wins $2000 which I plan to put towards constructing a Permaculture Garden which I will use to educate others in Permaculture and Gardening Principles via my Web TV Channel.  So please cast a vote in my direction and I will be sooooo very grateful.

(Voting closes on 9th October 2015)



Little Crop Circles

As you know I have my very own Crop Circles that are my concrete raised garden beds, so when I came across this video it got me in straight away.

Check out my Crop Circle post here.


I think that this method of watering would be perfect for my particular garden beds in fact any circular container will definitely benefit from having the water directly at the source rather than wasting litres of water from the overspray of most sprinkler systems.

They claim that just a 30 second burst of water delivered in this fashion per day will be enough to grow 50 or more plants in the circle which is a fraction of the water usage via conventional irrigation. On the larger scale, the company promises that a single acre of crops planted with the larger Little Crop Circles devices can match the production of a 5-acre farm, which may allow small farmers to be more competitive and more profitable.

What do you think?  Take a look at the short video and let me know.

Sprouting Pencils!

At a time when consumerism well, um, consumes us, it’s lovely to know that some innovative thinkers out there are focusing on the planet, sustainability and cuteness all at the same time.

Such an innovative company is Sprout.  They have found a way to incorporate a seed inside the end of your pencil so that once you have finished sharpening it down to a stub, you can put it in a pot and water it and the seed will Sprout and grow a vegetable seedling, a herb or any number of other plants of your choosing.  What a wonderful idea!  You can buy a pack that is a dedicated herb garden, the coloured pencil set has a combination of flowers, veggies and herbs.  Such clever thinking!

I’m suggesting this would make such a lovely Christmas gift for a budding artist in your family whilst teaching sustainability and fostering a love of gardening all at the same time.


Here is their promotional video.  Check them out at

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