Going very slightly bananas...

Going very slightly bananas…

In our first Subs Club for April, for KG subscribers only, we catch up with news and views… from plots as far away as Uzbekistan! Read on. Grow more veg or pay more tax Pictured above: banana peppers, hot in Uzbekistan The government of Uzbekistan has told its citizens to use their gardens ‘efficiently’ or face a triple land tax, according…
Sing... it's nearly spring!

Sing… it’s nearly spring!

It’s not just for the birds – signs of that most cheerful of seasons are all around for everyone to enjoy. All you need to do is look! Signs of spring are sweeping across the nation, says the RSPB. January temperatures in England and Wales were 1C above the long-term average, triggering wildlife to stir from its winter slumber earlier…
Help the RSPB track our feathered friends

Help the RSPB track our feathered friends

Read more on this topic and other garden news updates, just for Kitchen Garden subscribers Countdown to Birdwatch This year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch takes place over the weekend of January 27 to 29. More than 497,000 people took part in last year’s Birdwatch, so sights are set on breaking the half-million mark. The Birdwatch is now a three-day event,…
The birds, the bees... and the trees!

The birds, the bees… and the trees!

Latest news from the gardening and growing spectrum, exclusively for Subs Club members, sees Garden Organic leaving Ryton, and much more… Give birds a home for Christmas Posh lodge: a starling pops from a nest box. Picture: RSPB Nesting season may seem a long way off, but this is actually the perfect time to think about your nestbox provision, says…
Cold winds set to ruffle feathers

Cold winds set to ruffle feathers

As birds struggle to survive the cold snap, your garden can become a haven this winter. Check out these tips from the RSPB. A blackbird takes advantage of a well-stocked bird table. Images: Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com) With the Met Office forecasting low temperatures to sweep across the UK, the RSPB is appealing to people to help our garden birds survive…