Design tip with Macaws

So how  do you liven up that  austere area of gravel, low hedges and grass in front of your grand house?  It needs to be tied into the romantic parkland  beyond. Simple, give life and colour to the composition by setting out stands with huge macaws whose “violent scarlet and blue and green  plumage and…

Celebrity pin-up of the Month

WHO?    Richard Mabey WHY?  Because he has championed our native flora and fauna.  He writes beauttifully and makes me feel shivery with excitement about our British natural history.

Marauding chickens

I met Lyn for the first time a week or two back.  She was standing in Woodbridge’s Market Square and literally wringing her hands about the neighbour’s chickens.  She had taken down a fence to expose the country view and the poultry, from next door’s small holding had taken to swarming over her garden, pecking,…