Draining ponds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
[...] why would you drain a pond in spring? Isn't spring the most crucial time of year for wildlife? Continue reading...

Daffodil care

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
This year, it seems spring is three whole weeks late. But it is, finally, in full swing: hundreds of daffodils planted alongside my drive are in glorious bloom. Continue reading...

Spring blossom on apple trees

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Development seems slower this year, but it's amazing how a few days of warm weather brings everything on. Continue reading...

'Grow Your Own' Week: Growing globe artichokes

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
Artichokes do take up a lot of space - about a metre per plant. But if you love their taste, growing your own is the only thing to do... Continue reading...

'Grow Your Own' Week: Getting started

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
[...] we all have to start somewhere and we will always make mistakes. And the best thing about making mistakes is learning from them. Continue reading...

'Grow Your Own' Week: Garden birds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I just know [the allotment] will be a sea of weeds if we're not careful, and then we'll get a ticking off from the association secretary. We need all the help we can get at the moment. Cue: a wren. Continue reading...

'Grow Your Own' Week

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
There's nothing complicated about growing your own. Just decide what crops you'd like to grow, and get started... Continue reading...

'Grow Your Own' Week: Forest gardening

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
29 March 2010 at 10:24
It is my wife who holds sway over the kitchen garden and who dictates what, why and when: I just do what I am told. Continue reading...

Sowing a new lawn

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I have grand plans for my lawn. It's only tiny, but it will be full of pretty 'weeds', wildflowers and crocus. Butterflies will lay eggs in it, bees will drink nectar from it and I will sunbathe on it. Continue reading...

Growing fruit and veg with children

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I've taught my children to grow their own food, and I hope they will use their knowledge for years to come. Continue reading...