Bird food: what to feed birds

Birds have favourite foods, so to maximise your chances of keeping your bird table well-populated, here’s what’s to offer the most common garden birds

Planting Cornish hedges

Mark Griffiths finds himself particularly enjoying the higgledy piggledy charm of Cornish hedges, and longs to take it home

Using alliums in borders

Matthew Wilson looks at the best ways to use the diverse range of alliums in for summer colour

Buying and protecting ladybirds

The British ladybird is under threat from an alien species. Milly Cumming explains what you can do to help and where you can buy larvae and adult insects