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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.
Self-isolating after a bout of Covid-19, the actor Tom Hollander reflects on the pandemic and our relationship with nature.
They are the first living creatures to have arrived in the pond we dug a week ago.
Nothing compares, in elegance and vital energy, to the ferns.
As I have been telling novice gardeners for years, gardening successfully is largely about assessing priorities.
I want to issue a warning: “drive slowly, because the deer, who were here before us, returned to their home while we were away”.
Right now, I am finding more comfort in the natural world than anywhere else.
Enjoying a long, aimless walk, without worrying that I am breaking the law.
City-dwellers opt for smaller homes on the assumption that most of the things they want out of life take place outside it.
Weeds are the native vegetation exercising their birthright.
An exotic, acquisitive bird-watching trip on the other side of the world already feels like an artefact of another age. Now the creatures in my garden are helping me to think about the nature of community.