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…

Orkeny unseen naked chaity calendar 2015

The Orkney Unseen naked charity calendar 2015 has put the archipelago, just off the north coast of Scotland, in the spotlight. The Orkney inhabitants have laid bare the inner Islander,…

Early Morning Light in the Cotswolds by sporting artist Jeremy Houghton

Jeremy Houghton’s work is all about the spaces in between, which somehow convey the realities of the sports he depicts more convincingly than any amount of photographic detail. The forbidding…

A snarling man-eater is not the best thing to encounter on the way to the shower block.

Man-eaters are not just a category of monsters consigned to schlock horror films. They are a very real danger, particularly if one finds oneself on safari (for expert advice see…

Readyfield Ladies Naked charity calendar 2015

The Readyfield Ladies naked charity calendar 2015 was put together in memory of equestrian Caroline Harvey. Caroline died after a hunting accident in March 2014, and her fellow Dianas decided…

Elephant and Anthill by David Shepherd CBE

David Shepherd leaves a trail. If, on your next African safari, you stumble across a succession of anthills topped with sunglasses, tread carefully: you are on the trail of the…