Few other pieces of kitchen kit remain as distrusted as the microwave oven
Who says you need a field to grow an orchard? Dwarf fruit trees grow brilliantly in pots, giving you a mini orchard in your own backyard… Apples, pears and …
While we might be bunkering down to protect our plots from the first frosts – November can also be one of the most productive months in the vegetable grower’s calendar with plenty to pick and pickle
I meet a bird enthusiast who has gone further than most in his efforts to tempt his feathered friends into the garden – and find out how we can …
I mark #NationalSandwichDay by sharing some nifty ways to use up sandwich crusts, which are guaranteed to make your hair curly…
What have battered road signs, discarded leaflets and crumpled tin cans got to do with the meaning of life? The word on the street is: more than you think.
The gate to my allotment plot is just a short walk from the doctor’s surgery. Five years ago, after weekly counselling sessions for post-natal depression, I would unlock that gate and set aside an hour to hoe. Looking back, it was here that the real therapy began.
Green manures are fast growing crops that can be sown as a late season soil conditioners – and are especially good for filling bare patches at the allotment
Composting, clearing and collecting are the buzzwords for October (not forgetting the carving of the Halloween pumpkin of course!) but there’s still things to sow and grow
Our woodlands and meadows are home to almost 15,000 marvellous mushrooms, with around 300 edible varieties – and, in October, they are ripe for the picking.