Britain's best guide to growing your own fruit and veg
Author: Steve Ott
Steve Ott is editor of Kitchen Garden magazine and started his career as a professional grower, producing everything from cut flowers to vegetables. He has been growing fruit and veg all his life and spends most of his spare time in his garden in the East Midlands. He loves to experiment with crops and varieties he has never grown before and when he isn’t gardening is to be found out in the countryside bird watching and walking his dog Ted.
Log piles and dead wood are hugely important habitats for many endangered species, including iconic stag beetles – Britain’s largest land beetle. From grand ancient oak trees to an old buddleia stump in your garden, dead wood is actually teeming with life. Stag beetles need underground dead wood in order to survive; females lay their eggs in soil close to…
FROM 16 JULY AND FOR 3 WEEKS
Garden wildlife specialist Vivara has teamed up with wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, to help encourage people to become citizen scientists this summer.
The new website brand, owned by CJ WildBird Foods, has become a sponsor of the annual Big Butterfly Count, a UK-wide butterfly spotting survey.
Launching on Friday, 16 July and running…
Research reveals 46% of people believe their household uses under 20 litres a day when in actual fact, the average person in the UK uses 142 litres of water a day.
Not only does wasting water mean higher bills, it also impacts our carbon footprint.
Have you ever noticed how much water we use when cooking? Whether you’re looking to…
To coincide with the half term at the end of May, West Dean Gardens, near Chichester in West Sussex have opened a wild Den area in their award-winning gardens.
As Tom Brown, Head Gardener at West Dean Gardens, explained: “Engaging and inspiring our next generation of gardeners and artists is very important and we are keen to give our younger…
New research published today (21 May) points to a growing disconnect between people and wildlife, despite many in the UK claiming they feel closer to nature following a year of lockdown.
A survey commissioned by Jordans Cereals has found that almost half (44%) of the UK public have never seen a hedgehog in the wild, a figure that increases to…
Today (May 20) is World Bee Day. How will you be celebrating? Why not resolve to set aside a part of your garden for bees or to leave a small part of the lawn un-mown for wild flowers to thrive? maybe put up a home for solitary bees? Find out more about how you can help these wonderful and essential…
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