Readers' Solutions

Claire Smith |
Tuesday, 24th November 2015

Raising chickens during winter can be a challenging time for backyard chicken owners. With those dark cold mornings and the drop in egg production, it’s no wonder we don’t like this time of year!

Rozie Apps |
Thursday, 5th November 2015

Creating your own natural skin care products can be expensive. A lot of the DIY books give lists of ingredients that you either don't have or cost a lot to buy. So here are a few recipes that are easy to make and won't break...

Autumn |
Wednesday, 14th October 2015

The world can’t get enough spice! In 2014, worldwide sales of hot chilli sauces grew by 8.3%, generating $1.72 billion (around £1.1 billion). With experts predicting that sales will skyrocket to over $2.5 billion (around £1.6...

Chris Hope |
Wednesday, 30th September 2015

Some plants seem to be our constant companions, no matter where we live. Often, they will also be some of our really useful species. It will soon become clear that the common mallow (Malva sylvestris) is one of these...

Dafydd Monks |
Thursday, 3rd September 2015

As many who forage for wild food will know, the hedgerows and verges are laden with an abundant harvest of fruit and edible produce at this time of year; literally bent over double with the weight of fruit and...

Paul Wheaton - |
Friday, 17th July 2015

Stinging nettles are often thought of as a weed, but they have many health and nutritious benefits as well as being easy to grow or forage.

Steve Golemboski-Byrne |
Tuesday, 14th July 2015

When we built our timber framed classroom last year, one of the concerns was how best to heat it.

Chris Hope |
Wednesday, 24th June 2015

Ground ivy is such a beautiful and useful herb, often overlooked. Even with its gorgeous flowers, this plant produces mixed feelings from gardeners, for sometimes taking over where it's not wanted.

But hopefully...