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Halloween Pumpkins: How to Grow, Carve & Cook

Halloween Pumpkins: How to Grow, Carve & Cook

Halloween pumpkins are hallmarks of the season. While they’ve only been carved as the Jack O’Lanterns we know and love since the 19th century, the tradition of hollowing the fruit out to form a lantern crosses continents and dates back centuries. If...
Toadstool Trivia and Fungal Forays

Toadstool Trivia and Fungal Forays

Tucked into tree roots and springing from the lawn, mushrooms are emerging by the dozen as autumn arrives at Hestercombe. And with the annual Fungal Foray not far away, we’ve got some toadstool trivia to share with you. We’ve all heard of frogs transforming into...
5 Ways You Can Try Wildlife Gardening at Home

5 Ways You Can Try Wildlife Gardening at Home

There’s little better than a butterfly fluttering past, a bee buzzing by or a dragonfly darting through when you’re pottering in the garden. You can make those chance encounters more likely by embracing wildlife gardening. Luckily, finding the balance between a...