Features

A season to savour?

Our gardening expert Ann Winwood is hoping summer lingers on… If we get a nice spell of weather through August and into the beginning of

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Grass seed season

It’s the time of year that spaniel owners dread – grass seed season! The unique shape of the grass seed means they attach easily to

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A poppy for all reasons

Kestrels were hunting in the grassy field margins and bumblebees and soldier beetles feasted on the flowers… My son loves steam trains. Living in Bridgnorth,

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Outdoor Cooking

The River Cottage library of simple recipes that use the best of British produce, continues to expand, with the latest handbook, Outdoor Cooking, now available.

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Scratch that itch!

Has your dog been scratching, head-shaking, or rubbing parts of the body on the floor or furniture recently? If so, they’re not alone. We’re now

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Here be dragons!

In this issue, Ed Andrews gets to grip with a special species of dragonfly. The stretch of river that flows through Severn Valley Country Park

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Porter wins silver

Hop & Stagger Brewery’s Bridgnorth Porter was named as silver medal winner in the International Cask Ale category at the International Brewing and Cider Awards

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Food waste recycling

Residents in Telford and Wrekin will soon be able to recycle their leftovers and kitchen waste with the introduction of a new weekly food waste

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Farm fresh

If the summer brings out the chef in you, one of the workshops at Acton Scott’s Historic Working Farm might just ignite your culinary passion.

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Eat street

If you like street food, live music and a cocktail or two, you’ll love the Cosford Food Festival. Hitting RAF Museum Cosford on Saturday 20-21

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Shropshire’s beauty

Budding landscape photographers across the county are being encouraged to capture photos of the county’s stunning countryside in a competition to mark the 70th anniversary

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Hedgehog awareness

Hedgehog numbers are rapidly in decline and many populations are really struggling due to habitat destruction, loss of food supplies and severe weather. Over the

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Nest box walkway

Leading wildlife specialist CJ Wildlife has spent time with Shropshire Wildlife Trust creating a nest box walkway at The Cut Visitor Centre in Shrewsbury’s Abbey

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Blooming good year for bluebells

The blankets of bluebells at National Trust’s Dudmaston near Bridgnorth have thrived this year thanks to a programme of sensitive woodland management. National Trust Area

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Garden trail

This year’s Much Wenlock garden trail, in aid of Shropshire Historic Churches Trust (SHCT) and Holy Trinity Church, will be on Sunday 7 July from

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Installation for David

The life of David Austin was remembered by the Royal Horticultural Society at Chelsea this year. Set around the central monument within the Great Pavilion

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Open Day

A rare opportunity to visit two small sustainable horticultural businesses located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. Alluring Plants, a nursery that specialises in

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Raise a glass!

A new beer, created to raise funds to protect one of the West Midlands rarest butterflies, is being launched in pubs across the region. Wood’s

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Cup winners

A ground-breaking deposit coffee cup scheme has already led to a 50 per cent reduction in single-use plastic cups being used in participating cafes in

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Wild snaps at Jackfield

A stunning new free exhibition featuring entries from the 2018 British Wildlife Photography Awards will be on display in the Footprint Gallery, adjacent to Jackfield

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Botanical beauty

Embrace the beauty of nature in your home with a more delicate approach to bold botanicals. Marry pretty pastels, leafy greens and mustards with soft

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Moorish

As the culinary director of the Stafford London and a collaborator with top chefs such as Jason Atherton, Ben Tish has been forging his own

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Celeb gardener to visit Show

A world-renowned gardening guru has been announced as the star of this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show. David Domoney, resident gardener on ITV’s This Morning for

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Foodies flock to Ludlow

One of the county’s main culinary events is back this May as Ludlow Spring Festival returns on the evening of Friday 10 May, running until

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