Union flag bunting put up to celebrate the Coronation

The Coronation of HM The King will be marked in manner of ways but few are as enjoyable or inclusive as a street party. This very British tradition is thought…

Sporting Diana Bo Wilson flies over a hedge at Winwick in Pytchley country

I was fortunate to have grown up on a beautiful arable farm in the north-west of England. As the youngest of three daughters, I was encouraged, along with my sisters,…

An elegant vase of tulips, albeit with some going droopy

Query What can I do about droopy tulips? We are very fortunate to have a super collection of different varieties of tulips in our new garden. However, I find that…

capercaillie

The current decline in Scotland’s capercaillie, the woodland grouse, presents a real risk that the bird will soon be driven into extinction. Cautious estimates suggest that we could lose the…

The Hampshire Hunt: 1749-2022 by Adrian Dangar Making a foray into unfamiliar hunt country is always diverting, especially when High Leicestershire is home. What better reason for broadening the horizons…

nissan juke hybrid tekna+

I had a soft spot for the original Nissan Juke. It seemed halfway between ‘funky’ and ‘barking mad’, with its unconventional styling and weird little touches; check out those dinner…

A dog chewing on a flower pot

Query We have a very chewy young dog. We have never had such a chewer before. Shoes, coats, table and chair legs, and the bottom of cupboards have all fallen…