Yew can be used in many ways in the garden, it's ideal if you're thinking of planting an evergreen hedge, yew can be clipped and grown as topiary, or if you have a large garden, you might want to include a yew tree. Yew berries, also known as arils, are a popular food for blackbirds and greenfinches in the winter months.

If you're looking for some time out, a lovely and relaxing activity that you can take part in this month is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 - spending

Rosa rugosa roses are tough plants that grow well even on poor soils.

Rosa rugosa with white flowers and you can see the hips that are produced and remain through the winter.

Protecting your Plants from Slugs and Snails - Pumpkin Beth

Three of my slug and snail deterrents provided a secure plant protection, with not one plant grown within their barrier receiving as much as a nibble

Detail showing holes drilled for insects on the Greening Grey Britain Garden, designed by Professor Nigel Dunnet, demonstrates creative approaches to sustainable garden design, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.

Detail showing holes drilled for insects on the Greening Grey Britain Garden, designed by Professor Nigel Dunnet, demonstrates creative approaches to sustainable garden design, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 - Pumpkin Beth

If you're looking for some time out, a lovely and relaxing activity that you can take part in this month is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 - spending

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Pumpkin Beth

Beautiful bike racks and green wheelie bin storage on the Greening Grey Britain Garden, designed by Professor Nigel Dunnett, demonstrates creative approaches to sustainable garden design, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Hedges often provide food, shelter, and a nest site for garden birds.

If you're looking for some time out, a lovely and relaxing activity that you can take part in this month is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 - spending

Pictured during my 2017 Scented Daffodil Trial, a ladybird on Narcissus 'Minnow'.

Pictured during my 2017 Scented Daffodil Trial, a ladybird on Narcissus 'Minnow'.

Beautiful Daffodils to Plant Now - Pumpkin Beth

Beautiful Daffodils to Plant Now - Pumpkin Beth

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