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An illustrator and lifelong trespasser fights back against the English landowning elite, one walk at a time.
The same nature documentaries that once took great pains to remove humans from the frame are now desperate to return us to the story.
While watching Romeo and Juliet recently, I struck upon an important horticultural truth.
It has been my good fortune to walk in variety of real forests, and that quality of being listened to and watched has often recurred.
With over 20,000 species, there’s a daisy for everyone.
The high anticipation of summer has passed, now autumn opens out, wide and empty.
Still, few tasks are as tedious as weeding.
It has been a decade since the UN recognised access to water and sanitation as a basic right. The charity WaterAid commissioned ten artists to illustrate the impact these services have on people's lives.
These are not eye-catching creatures. Field guides often describe them as “undistinguished”. But, in this unfamiliar and far from reassuring world, discovering a flycatcher in my garden has brought me great delight.
Not with a human being, but with glorious lavender plants.
I was careful, when handling Dieffenbachia, not to get any of its juice on my hands. Had I done so, I would have paid a severe penalty for my carelessness.