Category Archives: Country Living

Helping Wildlife Through Winter

Robin visiting a winter garden

You can make a significant contribution to supporting wildlife during the cold winter months from doing something as simple as putting food out in the garden. Helping wildlife visiting your garden in winter is also a great way to watch the birds and animals at close quarters.

Vegetables to Grow in Winter

Winter vegetable harvest in a wooden basket

Those of you who enjoy a spot of gardening may be a little sad that the winter has arrived, as there is much less to be done in the garden during the colder months. However, there are still some vegetables that will thrive and survive the depths of winter, meaning that you can still enjoy Continue Reading →

Where to Go to See Autumn Colours in Britain

Autumn scenes around Britain

The whole of Britain begins to transform in September, as the end of summer struggles to let go, but come October; we are fully into autumn. The crisp air, shorter evenings, crunchy leaves underfoot and the array of yellow, orange and red hues in the trees makes you want to stay cosy and indulge in Continue Reading →

Homemade Gin Recipe for Sloe Season

Sloe gin, made using a homemade recipe

The sloe season usually begins in October; however, with particularly wet weather (such as we’ve had recently) the berries can be ripe enough to harvest as early as September. This is great news for gin lovers, as you can get a head start on making your own gin this season. Our guide is here to Continue Reading →

Beginner’s Guide to Breeding Gundogs

a dog

Breeding gun dogs may appeal to you after you have been an owner of one for many years. Whether or not you are familiar with everything involved, it should first be said it is a huge undertaking, and you’ll need to commit a large amount of time and care to the well-being of these animals. Continue Reading →

Wildlife To Watch For In The Autumn

Wildlife to watch for in autumn

In the autumn, British wildlife goes into business preparing for the cold winter months. As the temperature drops, there is a lot of work to be done, such as fattening up for the winter, flying south and preparing homes for hibernations. Everywhere you look in the countryside there are signs of change as the wildlife Continue Reading →

Country Events to Attend This Autumn

See falconry displays at country events this autumn.

You may think the biggest country events of the year have come to an end, but with three months left to go this year, there are still plenty to attend. With the autumn bringing the harvest, there are lots of great food markets happening. There is also the game season underway, so several upcoming events Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Prepare for Autumn

A woman throwing a pile of leaves in the air whilst wearing country clothing

Autumn is coming, and as the season starts to change, it’s time to get prepared. For the country lovers amongst us, we’re very excited to see what the next few months bring, with a fresh set of recipes, the shooting season in full swing and a plethora of exciting events coming up. To help you Continue Reading →

Your Guide To Growing Herbs All Year Around

Herbs grown indoors during the autumn and winter months

Fresh herbs can be a fantastic addition to your culinary delights, adding a new depth of flavour to your dishes, and adding a touch of freshness and vibrancy to its aesthetic. If you love to get out in the garden, or are somewhat of a gardening rookie, herbs are a great plant to grow. Traditionally, Continue Reading →

Outdoor Activities To Do On August Bank Holiday

Bunting used for a Bank Holiday garden party

August Bank Holiday weekend is just over a week away, and no doubt you will be thinking of how to spend that extra day off. With our fingers crossed the rainy August weather will take a break and we will have some glorious sunshine and warm weather, there will be plenty of outdoor activities to Continue Reading →