Valentine's Day 2013 marked the 16th annual National Nest Box Week, a project run by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) that aims to provide secure spaces for breeding birds across the UK.
Regular readers of The Gardener blog will remember the workshop GardenSite supplied to the Gracechurch Shopping Centre in Sutton Coldfield earlier in the year. David Coton now reports that it has now been donated to a local school in Birmingham.
Although from the southern hemisphere, while Santa Claus hails from the North Pole, penguins are essential Christmas characters and Nathan James Dodd explains how to complete your decorations with this quirky flightless bird.
There's still plenty to do in the garden during November, and Nathan James Dodd explains why a visit to our online Autumn Gardening Shop may be very worthwhile.
Robert Hall reflects on the visit by Swedish lighting manufacturers Konstsmide to his garden centre in Sutton Coldfield, to see their Christmas products on display in store and online.