Ruth Hayes

Ruth Hayes

The natural world is in a perilous state thanks to global warming, pollution, too many people and too much building and industrialisation. The effects are felt in our own little…

Thanks, I suspect, to the wet winter and warm spring, it has been a bountiful year for tree fruit. Our young trees have surpassed themselves this year, endangering their boughs…

Since AG ran several news stories about the waiting list for allotments and the amount of potential growing land lost to housing developments and road building, we have been inundated…

If you think it’s hard to find any positives so far in 2020, pop down to your local allotment and see what’s happening there. As supermarket shopping turned into a…

The release today (July 30, 2020) of the UK’s first official ‘red list’ cataloguing native species at ‘imminent risk’ of extinction is a serious cause for alarm. The document by…

Containers are an easy and manageable way of extending colour beyond summer and into the autumn, right up to the first frosts if you’re lucky. I’ve planted up a late…

Here come the summer holidays, and with the uncertainty of foreign travel meaning more families will be staycaytioning at home, here are some great ideas for keeping children entertained outside.…

I know we are in the full glory of summer and all our attentions are directed towards the garden, but that’s no excuse for neglecting our houseplants. Like their outside…

Our gardens and the wildlife they contain have been a lifesaver for many during lockdown and now it’s our turn to help nature. This year’s Big Butterfly Count, which was…

Garry Coward-Williams, editor My fiancée Gill and I have lived at our house four years and we have worked hard to develop our garden from an overgrown disaster area into…