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to your garden.Creating a Christmas pot project.Making a striking winter display.
Herbs make the perfect partners to vegetables, whether they're eaten raw, roasted, boiled, mashed or fried. Mint is delicious cooked or raw, with root vegetables, in salads or dressings and marinades. Chives, with their mild onion flavour, are very versatile and can be chopped an...
Whether you're barbecuing, roasting, casseroling or cooking poultry in a crock, herbs can greatly enhance the flavour. They can be chopped and mixed with salt and rubbed into or under the skin. Handfuls can also be put into the cavity of the bird. Alternatively, chop and add them...
-release granular feed to nourish them.The young pine seedling acts as a focal point in this box, and it can be planted out into the garden afterwards. More spring container inspirationCreating a spring pot display of primulasPotting up a display of spring woodland
'typical' participant. Although South London is one of the greenest parts of the capital, when it comes to gardens and open spaces, this is still an urban area, and I was part of only 12% who were town or city dwellers; the majority were suburban or rural
Several foxes, or the same one several times, have trotted up through the garden during the last week. As I sit tapping on the laptop on the kitchen table I get a good view out through the French windows, but I'm all but invisible to them
, but the sudden short shower had thrown up a double rainbow.I well remember my first urban fox. We'd just moved to a little house in Nunhead and there was one trotting up and down the back wall, in broad daylight, examining the gardens, looking for a nice place
the crowds arrive and the following are my highlights:The winner of a gold medal and best Small Garden in Show is a designer called Paul Titcomb (who lives near me in Northamptonshire). Paul's garden is a neatly designed Urban Retreat that he has largely
of nectar and pollen on offer.My favourite was the RBC New Wild Garden, designed by Nigel Dunnet, where there wasn't a weed in sight. Instead, urban dry stone walls incorporating insect habitats were surrounded by penstemons, geums, thrift, salvia, geraniums
it. Consequently, it's just as brazen as they get. Twice, I've had to shoo it away from the guinea-pig cowering its run on the lawn. And, of course, it defecates just as much as any tailed fox.We regularly see foxes in the garden, and over the years I