Tyninghame Gardens: a summer trip

My sister, it mysteriously turns out, is involved with the Garden History Society. Who knew? Not me. I didn't even know she liked gardens. Anyway, she does, and not only did she take me to Tyninghame Gardens, in East Lothian, last weekend, but she was recognised and greeted by all the be-jewelled and venerable garden-y…

Ice cream and coffee: the gourmand’s guide to rescuing bees and repelling snails

It's not uncommon to see a bumblebee lying drowsy and confused on the ground. Why do you see them doing this, and should you do anything to help? Scanning forums for insight reveals that the jury is out on what's going on with these bees. A mixture of cold, exhaustion, hibernation and hunger are mooted,…