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…

The June drop has largely finished dropping by now so if your fruit trees are still overladen with fruitlets you can start thinning them by hand. This is also peak…

Garry Coward-Williams, editor I love old black and white films. Without modern special effects they utilised dramatic lighting, specially written film scores and characterful acting to tell their stories and…

I wouldn’t exactly say I’m secateur-happy, but when I see something that needs a good trim I generally can’t wait to get out there and get at it. A couple…

Garry Coward-Williams, editor The lockdown has taught me to appreciate things oft taken for granted: free movement, socialising and being able to physically be with family and friends. Had it…