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16:23, 17 APR 2017
Number of urban foxes is nearly FIVE times as high now as in 1990s, says report
And London is among the most highly concentrated cities with 18 per square kilometre
Urban Fox: All's quiet on the allotment save for the wildlife
Elspeth Scott continues her allotment diary. Foxes and wildlife are the main visitors at this time of year but some shoots are beginning to show.
Urban Fox: Chatter in the trees and work to be done shoring up the beds
Elspeth Scott continues her diary from the allotment with an update on the winter work being done and celeriac and cabbage still providing a harvest.
Urban Fox: Unusual to be harvesting cucumbers in Autumn
The recent Indian summer in West London has caused the allotment to do some late sprouting, writes Elspeth Scott .
Urban Fox: Making the most of the extra few weeks of summer
Elspeth Scott updates readers on the latest goings on at the allotment and how the extended summer has produced a second harvest.
Urban Fox: Potatoes are now tall and bushy
Summer has arrived and the allotment is in full bloom in this week's Urban Fox by Elspeth Scott
Urban Fox: Keen to be eating my own produce again
Charlotte potatoes will be the first to be harvested as the allotment begins to grow at greed speed, in Elspeth Scott's latest allotment column.
Urban Fox: Allotment is growing at great speed as May arrives
'For an all too brief time the apple tree was full of its delicate pink and white blossom'. Elspeth Scott updates readers on the progress of her allotment.
Urban Fox: Work to do to rid the allotment of its small moat
Elspeth Scott has her work cut out at the allotment draining the waterlogged soil and looking ahead to new things she can plant
Urban Fox: Allotment remains a muddy business
Elspeth Scott welcomes the early signs of spring to the allotment and begins to plant for the summer
Urban Fox: Lime green caterpillars bring colour to the allotment
In this week's column Elspeth Scott welcomes the arrival of caterpillars and a few welcome days of sun on the allotment
Urban Fox: Run of bad weather takes its toll on the allotment
In her latest diary from the allotment Elspeth Scott takes stock of the impact from recent heavy rains and plans for the future
Urban Fox: Wild strawberry plants flourish despite the on-set of winter
In this month's Urban Fox Elspeth Scott reflects on the arrival of winter at the allotment
Urban Fox: A bumper crop of plump and rosy apples
This summer was predicted to be a good season for apples following a late spring, as it gives the trees a chance to put more stored energy into producing the blossom, the bees have by then emerged from hibernation and can pollinate the flowers to create the fruit.