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The grey squirrel

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Sitting in the crook of the large, rather gangly, elder tree in a neighbour's garden, the squirrel was staring into space, bleating out its miieeeoorrrl, call over and over again. I've never heard this noise before. Continue reading...

Muntjac deer

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
Yesterday I was wandering back from the compost heap minding my own business when there was rustling in the undergrowth and out shot ... a muntjac. Harrumph. Continue reading...

Christmas vegetable harvest

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I was pleased with this year's Christmas harvest - much of our Christmas dinner was allotment produce. Continue reading...

Ghosts of christmas past

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I've been reminiscing. Putting together a slide show for some school children I came across a batch of photos I'd taken this time 17 years ago. Continue reading...
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Christmas trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Last year we made a momentous decision. After many years of buying real Christmas trees to decorate our home over the festive period, we decided to buy a fake one. Continue reading...

Christmas wreaths

By Adam Pasco in Plants
All these beautiful creations were original and different, and would look stunning on any front door, but when Twelfth Night arrives they all had one thing in common they were all 100 per cent compostable. Continue reading...
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Feeding the birds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
Are we subjecting our beautiful birds to deficiencies and lower immunity to disease...? Continue reading...

Transplanting shrubs

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Now it's warmed up a little I can finally get on with a few jobs. Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I love the way woodpigeons strut their plump bodies about on the lawn, peering intently into the wet grass as if looking for something they lost earlier. Continue reading...