• There are many reasons to travel - perhaps to escape, to search for romance, sometimes to satisfy curiosity.

  • When it comes to dogged tenacity and determination, cyclist Charline Joiner has it in spades.

  • They say divorce and moving house are the most stressful times in your life but I would add another thing to the list:

  • It took 18 months for the scars on Adam Walker's belly to fade after he was stung off Hawaii by a Portuguese man'o'war.

  • We drive through the headstone-studded battlefields of France towards the sunny south, to the stunning region of the Dordogne with its lazy rivers, fairy-tale castles and golden fields of tobacco and maize, a burnished chequerboard gracing the banks of the River Vezere and the yawning coils of the River Dordogne.

Homes & Interiors/Gardens

  • I GREW up in Prestwick but moved to Glasgow to study silver-smithing and jewellery at Glasgow School of Art.

  • Some years ago, when planting roses, gardeners began using Rootgrow, a product containing mycorrhizal fungi which help new roses establish healthy roots and fight off rose replant sickness.

  • With planting bulbs now on the agenda, small blue ones should be on the shopping list.

  • Dry physalis

  • MY husband and I viewed this garden flat in Edinburgh's west end on a miserable November day.

  • Plant species cannot predict the future but they rely on a large pool of genetic characteristics that allows them to adapt.

  • WE know bees, hoverflies and other insects provide a welcome sight for gardeners in spring and summer, but these valued species need protection in the winter.

  • Until well into the 19th century, most of mainland Europe was predominantly rural, and most people's roots are in the countryside.