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Readers' Solutions

Phil Moore |
Thursday, 4th September 2014

There's a place where the gardens are back to front and where one person's shed is another one's tool box. Welcome to Hoad Terrace, where the gardens provide the stepping stones to community....

Carl Legge |
Friday, 15th August 2014

You know that feeling when you pick more courgettes towards the back end of the summer. More! You've eaten them raw, stuffed, sautéed, griddled, baked, on pizza, with pasta, in salads and soups...

Derek Jones |
Thursday, 14th August 2014

This bug house uses some easily found natural materials, such as bamboo canes, pieces of wood, twigs and plant stems, to provide a range of homes for lots of different invertebrates. This...

Phil Moore |
Wednesday, 6th August 2014

What was once an empty school playground is now home to a series of veg beds, with thermal solar storing pathways.

Hopscotch and handball markings remain with the North/South/East/West...

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Katie Shepherd |
Friday, 1st August 2014

Red mite infestation is a common health and welfare in poultry in the UK, (and beyond) and this year seems to have been particulalry problematic. Over the last few weeks I've seen much...

Eco-Building & Forestry |
Thursday, 31st July 2014

(Ed) Lots of people use raised beds to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables. They enable better access, help with water management and can extend the growing season. With them being so popular...

Carl Legge |
Friday, 25th July 2014

These tart and tasty berries have been enjoyed as a nutritious and healthy fruit for centuries. I love their complex, almost smoky, flavour and I love to get the most out of my harvest.


Using hazel sticks for the polytunnel frame
Fuggo and Geoff |
Friday, 18th July 2014

Coppicing is an ancient form of woodland management, that involves repetitive felling on the same stump (also known as a coppice stool), near to ground level, and allowing the shoots to regrow...