For thousands of years trees have been coppiced or pollarded for timber and charcoal. Today, gardeners use these techniques to promote young stems, restrict size and rejuvenate plants that respond to hard pruning, as Yvette Faris has been finding out.

The food industry is alive with fakes with fraudsters making huge profits. One of the most expensive spices in the world, saffron, is proving tempting for fraudsters to copy as Yvette Faris has been finding out.

Many seeds can be sprouted and eaten raw, put into sandwiches are added to salad. Packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals, Yvette Faris explains the benefits of growing and eating sprouting seeds.