One of Ken Crowther’s favourites tipple is gin and tonic. But, have you wondered where the juniper berries that make your gin come from? Recent stories in the papers have suggested the British juniper is under threat as farming habits have changed over the last 50s years. Ken finds out more.

It is often the case for garden designers that they spend so much time working on other people’s gardens that their gardens can get forgotten. British trained garden designer Hester McDonald got some ideas for a shady bed from Rosy Hardy, founder of Hardy’s plants.