The RSPB’s guide to a greener Christmas!

Looking to have an eco-friendly Christmas? We’ve got everything you need here, all wrapped up in a green sustainable bow! Decking the halls with nature-friendly decorationsEvery year in the UK hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste from packaging gets thrown away, as well as enough wrapping paper to cover the whole of Brighton and Hove (around 88 square kilometres!).…

PRODUCT REVIEWS: GARDEN FOOTWEAR

It’s good to get the right footwear for the garden and there’s plenty of choice to suit everyone. Take a look at these the kitchen garden team tried out this month BEST BUYWOMEN’S MUCKSTER II MID WELLINGTON Endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society, these mid-height garden boot are 100% waterproof with a fleece lining. They have a high traction outsole…
Harvested raspberries

White chocolate and raspberry buns!

Raspberries are another summer fruit that is easy to grow and is rewarding both in terms of quantity and flavour. There are generally two types of varieties of raspberries; summerfruiting raspberries which start to fruit in July and autumn-fruiting raspberries, which grow differently and won’t be ready until August. It is important to know whether you have summer or autumn…
Strawberries

Scrumptious strawberries!

Strawberries are extremely easy to grow, and even just a few plants can provide a plentiful supply of sweet succulent fruits through the summer months. If chosen carefully, varieties such as the early ‘Elvira’, ‘Cambridge Favourite’ or ‘Florence’- will provide plenty of fruit from June through to September. Some will even repeat fruit, these are known as ‘perpetual’ forms’ and…