Making compost to feed your soil is fundamental to good gardening practice.Clare Foster's diary of a new garden: preparing the ground
In making compost, you are, in effect, speeding up what is a naturally occurring process.
This super-easy halloumi is so delicious, but a far cry from the salty, squeaky halloumi cheese we’re used to.Once it reaches the required temperature, add the rennet and calcium chloride and remove from the heat.
Halloween is on the horizon and pumpkins are in abundance, so make the most of the glut with this delicious, easy pumpkin soup.Chop this roughly and place in a pan with the cream, stock, chopped sage and garlic.
The Polder sofa is by Hella Jongerius, and the Slow chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (both from twentytwentyone.Photograph: Rachael Smith
With its seamless indoor and outdoor living spaces, and its Australian owner, this contemporary family home is more Brisbane than Britain.
Black garden ants on one of the author’s peonies.Dug out by black garden ants (Lasius niger), these are portals to a subterranean network of tunnels and chambers housing a queen and her colony of 4,000-7,000 workers.
Add an attractive element to your garden with this DIY raised garden bed.Check timber is cut to correct length.
14 x bobbin spindles, 35 x 4cm diameter; 14 x bobbin spindles, 30 x 4cm diameter; 4 x finials; and 4 x bun feet; £109.92 for the set in pine, from Dave Dalby Woodturning
5 x MDF planks, 180 x 35 x 2.
Better Homes and Gardens
Roses are the most well-known of plants that love a winter prune.In the veggie patch
In all areas of Australia, early winter is perfect for planting members of the Brassica family.
Keeping a lawn healthy and well maintained can be hard work.Our lawn looks awful as it has become more moss than grass and I’m wondering what to do about it.