Sir Michael Colman is as keen as mustard to keep his farm in mint condition and produce single-estate peppermint oil and tea.

The brown crab seems to be doing well at the moment; certainly there never seems to be a shortage. So why not make a meal out of it?

Thanks to lack of revolution and invasion, Britain has more ancient trees than any other country in northern Europe. Why not visit them?

Thanks to lack of revolution and invasion, Britain has more ancient trees than any other country in northern Europe.Elizabeth Walton discovers the family trees of the Dukes of Abercorn, Argyll…

Gundog training theory

In theory, you can train a gundog by using a manual. In practice, the dog’s behaviour won’t be textbook. Be patient and creative with your teaching, suggests Janet Menzies…

I may be a dyed-in the wool country bumpkin, but sometimes I envy the urban gardener. Life on a town-centre vegetable plot is so pest-free.

The modern 20-bore can do just about anything a 12-bore can, says Mike Yardley. He finds the Perazzi SC3 an excellent gun in the field – forgiving as well as…

Mike Robinson's clam chowder may hail from New England but there's nothing puritan about it, except the lack of expense.