Why not leave the gardening to the robotic iMow this year?

We may look forward to the warm lushness of a proper English spring, but the horticultural workload is never welcomed as effusively. From clearing winter debris, trimming hedges, tackling weeds…

Kale Dwarf Green Curled next to Kale 'Scarlet', Brassica oleracea

Kale is so popular that they are even making crisps out of the hardy green vegetable. Perhaps it is time for the potato to watch out, although early harvest potatoes…

How to stop rabbits eating trees. Plastic tree guards can give young trees a chance before the rabbits and roe deer get to them.

How to stop rabbits eating trees is like adopting the mantle of Mr McGregor. The function of wildlife in the landscape,” a forestry expert once explained to me, “is to…

Monster moths. Small Emperor moths.

Monster moths are kind creatures and often misunderstood. Many people think of moths as rather boring little brown jobs that can be a nuisance when you sit out on a…

The Egyptian walking onion is a smallholder’s plant – which is a polite way of saying that it is untidy, difficult to harvest and an acquired taste. On the plus…

Hawkmoth

You do not need to travel to exotic places to find beautiful and exotic looking moths, there are stunning examples here in the UK and all you need is a…

Maincrop potatoes may spend many weeks in storage, and a great deal can go wrong during those months in the dark.   It is said that McDonald’s revolutionised potato storage…