Chickens aren't difficult to look after, all they require is a constant supply of water and regular food. As Martyn Loach explains, you should keep an eye open for any ailments, and they'll need to be cleaned out once a week.
Another culinary competition sizzles onto our screens this Friday with the arrival of 'BBQ Champ'. Nathan James Dodd reports that eight amateurs will be competing for a £25,000 cash prize.
Myleene Klass will be presenting the show, with Man v Food star Adam Richman and chef Mark Blatchford as judges.
Every week there will be two challenges with the losing competitor, who fails to cut the mustard with a mouth watering masterpiece or classic offering, departing at the end of the day.
In the first week, each chef has 1¾ hours to create a dish that reflects their personality.
A youth worker comes up with Brixton Jerk Chicken, while pink Himalayan salt-encrusted sea bass is another offering competing against an intriguingly named 'I Found a Dinosaur' dish.
The second half of the programme relocates to a farm where the challenge is to cook a barbecue buffet from ingredients only available from the farm shop.
18.5million Brits own a BBQ and if you're planning one for the weekend, they'll be lots of inspiration as the usual BBQ staples such as burgers, steaks and ribs tend to be consigned to the back burner.
More innovative fare is featured including crab, chipotle sauce, souffles and even smoke infused strawberries, these and a few other concoctions are likely to give you fresh ideas for your own barbecue.
BBQ Champ is on ITV1 for five weeks starting on Friday 31st July at 9.00 – 10.00.
Robert Hall reviews the new Halls Qube Greenhouse, stating that; this is a major evolutionary step in greenhouse design. Read his full review of the new range here.
GardenSite were once again pleased to support the Boldmere Community Festival which took place on 18 November, with the Christmas Lights switched on by Alan Gardner, well known for his appearances as TV's Autistic Gardener.
Whether it's a bleak December or the more mild weather we are becoming used to, you can still spend useful time in the garden during the last month of the year. David Coton suggests some garden jobs that can occupy the short days.
An iced over pond will have a detrimental effect on animal and plant pond life, although fish and amphibians will survive under a frozen surface for some time, ice traps gases escaping from decaying material and prevents oxygen from entering the water.