Mould Control – with Lilian Martin, Head House Keeper.
It may surprise you to know that the most effective way to remove mould is most likely in your pantry, it’s vinegar! Straight white vinegar kills about 82 percent of mould spores and also prevents future mould if you spray it on the surface and allow it to dry. So we suggest mixing half vinegar, half water and a few drops of clove oil, the smell of straight vinegar is not ideal, the scent will be more subtle and will certainly dissipate after a while. Some like to mix essential oils in with their vinegar/water spray, tea tree oil and grapefruit extract are great choices when it comes to removing mould also.
Recycling Mother Earth – with Jeff Shoen, Operations Manager, Horticulturist.
Autumn leaves are excellent additions to the compost pile. Leaves are a great source of carbon material for the compost. Add layers of the leaves (shredded if possible) with other green material (food scraps, weeds, plant tops, grass clippings), make sure you regularly turn compost pile to aerate. The leaves can also be used as a mulch layer in gardens to retain moisture and limit weed growth.
A handy hint for Grooming for Autumn – With Mel, Day Spa Manager.
After a long day of work, the perfect way for me to wind down is to pamper myself with a Hydracell face Masque (‘Retreatment’ of course!) while the masque is nourishing my skin, I like to be in a quite space and sit into my meditation practice. The Aloe Vera and Flame Tree Extract are anti – inflammatory and collagen stimulating and really give my skin a boost in the recovery process.