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Motoring Accident

Call the right people after crash

Research commissioned by the UK’s leading independent road safety charity has revealed many drivers do not know when they…

Photo by Phillip Kofler

Aim high with simple goals

This summer has sharpened our focus on climate change and the lifestyles we will need to adapt to survive,…

Your pet moggy is likely to lap up antifreeze, so keep it locked away

Keep cats away from the sweet taste of antifreeze

As we head towards the cooler days and evenings, we need to think about preparing our cars for winter…

Tricyrtis macrantha has golden yellow flowers

For yards in the shade, make a lily bet

THE legendary gardener Vita Sackville-West once wrote about the complex flowers of tricyrtis, the toad lily. She loved the delicate…

Iris sibirica is good in tough conditions

Dig deep for the survivors of summer

October marks the beginning of autumn in our gardens. This hot summer’s droughts have wrought a deadly toll in the…

A watchkeeper looks out to sea. PHOTO: NCI

Shipwreck is of enormous historical significance

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been fascinated by the discovery of the Mortar Wreck in Studland…

Lawn Grass, Photo by Adrian Pelletier

Police the grass to keep lawn order

Lawn care jobs change with the seasons and as autumn begins it is time to renovate. September is the optimum…

Photo by Johnboyflash

Sparkling year for English wine

Most people think we Brits drink wine rather than produce it. Well, how wrong they are! Over the past decade…

The Swanage 1st XI team that played the last game of the season

Sixth spot for town’s cricketers

THE Swanage 1st XI cricket team won eight of their 18 games this season to finish 6th in Division…

Sweetcorn Recipe by Rebecca Vincent

Combining squash with sweetcorn

In this colourful dish I’m combining two bright stars of the season, butternut squash and sweetcorn. Sweetcorn is a good…