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Looby Macnamara |
Friday, 7th March 2014

Around this time of year, and through the winter, there are generally many colds and bugs doing the rounds. Over the last few months I have had chronic RSI (repetitive strain injury) in my right arm. I have been managing symptoms, and dealing with causes, and it...

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Natasha Giddings |
Tuesday, 4th March 2014

Last week I went to visit Beatrice Krehl, a landscape architect who works as head gardener at Waltham Place in Berkshire.

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Andrew Jones and Clive George |
Saturday, 1st March 2014

The knob stick has a small handle which can be left in a natural form or given a more stylized head.

Hop shoots with lemon butter and capers
Caroline Aitken |
Thursday, 27th February 2014

This is the time of year when vegetable gardeners grumble about the ‘hungry gap’. A problem for annual vegetable growers, this is the spring period when your overwintering crops such as cabbages, parsnips and leeks are all finishing, and the early summer crops are...

In the March/April 2014 issue of Living Woods Marie-Claire Kidd reports on the use of trees for flood alleviation
Nick Gibbs |
Monday, 24th February 2014

Storms and heavy rainfall have devastated southern England, and indeed much of Europe in the winter of 2013-14.

The raw materials - exotic fruits and cacao display at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 24th February 2014

Every time we log on to Facebook or view other social media we are likely to see distressing photographs of homeless Orangutans driven out of rainforest habitats by the global demand for palm oil plantations followed by equally homeless tribal people.

Col de Joux Plane overlooking Mont Blanc © Gail Harland
By Charles Eisenstein |
Saturday, 22nd February 2014

Sometimes I feel nostalgic for the cultural mythology of my youth, a world in which there was nothing wrong with soda pop, in which the Super Bowl was important, in which America was bringing democracy to the world, in which the doctor could fix you, in which...

Cattle browsing at Krameterhof Farm
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 21st February 2014

In 2008, the celebrated scientist, James Lovelock, said global warming is irreversible and we should now focus on enjoying life because planting trees, recycling and other eco-activities are a...