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Jeanne Tan |
Sunday, 9th March 2014

Support local food, become a gardener, eat together, save seeds, and learn from nature. These were some of the valuable lessons I learned from the Food Otherwise conference held at the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands on 21st and 22nd February 2014.

Glennie Kindred |
Saturday, 8th March 2014

This year, grow some native wild flower seeds and create a cottage garden – even in a pot. These plants once grew everywhere and by growing them you will help the bees and butterflies to thrive.

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 is slowly improving. The other...

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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.

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 not yet harvestable.

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.