Tending to the garden is an often under-rated treat. Whether you hope to create a kitchen garden from seedlings, encourage new visitors with feeders and nestboxes or simply cut your own spectacular blooms for a vase, follow The Field’s advice.

That a fruitful garden requires hours of work is a myth. If you hope to see more flora and fauna, consider creating a wild meadow and simply watch it grow if you are short on time. Or plot your nestboxes and feeders wisely by following our advice.

Though seeds require a little more attention, suppers from the garden are immensely satisfying. From low-maintenance veg for the patch to reinvigorating an old tree or plant, get the allotment in order without calling the experts in. From kale that works well with game to rhubarb to make a crumble and homegrown chillies to add fire and flavour, take inspiration from The Field’s recipes for ideas on how to use your harvest.

Keep rabbits out of your garden

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How to prune wisteria.

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How to deter magpies

Over the past 10 years I have become increasingly beset by magpies. Do you know of any solutions to deter magpies rather than a hands-on method to trap them? DB,…

Stop weeds growing in borders

To get your borders looking their very best, follow our simple tips on how to stop weeds growing in borders. And attract more insects to your flower beds instead with…

How to stop weeds growing on a patio

Weeds growing between paving slabs on a patio is a common problem. But back-breaking work or harsh chemical sprays are not the only options to keep the patio tidy. We…