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November is a good month for planting tulips and yet if you try to buy bulbs now, you’ll be lucky to get any.
Wendy Hobson raises the key culinary problem for those who live by themselves.
As the garden descends into winter, it is worth taking a look around at its bone structure.
Food – or rather “wittles” – plays an important role in the opening passages of Great Expectations as Pip is accosted by the convict Abel Magwitch in the graveyard.
Christmas is the time of year when people give each other house plants.
Last week I went home from work at about 6pm and watched the hoar frost appear on the grass as I drove.
The first frost of winter lightly crusted the windscreen of the car on Saturday morning.
A Kiwi colleague once told me that in his native land they made durable shopping bags from New Zealand flax.
The weather seems to have settled into a natural progression from autumn into winter, but the garden has recognised a hiccup in the process.
Patience is a virtue and, for the gardener, it is one which pays dividends – eventually.