Articles by Penny Woodward

Perennial chamomile

Perennial pruning

May 14, 2018

Pruning and dividing some perennials keeps their growth under control, says Penny Woodward.

Young chervil plants

Subtle, charming chervil

April 26, 2018

A basket of chervil seeds was found in Tutankhamun’s tomb, says Penny Woodward.

Autumn colour

Autumn leaves

April 16, 2018

Autumn leaves are myriad colours, says Penny Woodward, and they're useful too!

Spring onions

Spring to it

April 12, 2018

Virtually pest free and great companion plants, spring onions are a tasty addition to your patch says Penny Woodward.

A diverse garden

Diversity is the key

April 1, 2018

Penny Woodward explains how diversity is essential for healthy gardens, parks, farms and wild environments.

A bunch of celery

Do the celery crunch

March 10, 2018

Freshly cut, clean, crunchy celery is the perfect plant for autumn, says Penny Woodward.

Purple garlic

Celebrating garlic

February 7, 2018

Love garlic? Penny Woodward tells you how to celebrate with garlic.

Salad plants

Mustardy marvel

January 24, 2018

The sharp lemony flavour with hot peppery aftertaste make this mustard a winner, writes Penny Woodward.

Worm liquid is a relatively easy-to-produce home-made liquid fertiliser.

Liquid gold

January 22, 2018

Penny Woodward investigates the expanding range of liquid fertilisers, from seaweed extracts to manure teas.

A developing tomato

Doing the tomato shake

January 8, 2018

Shake your tomato flowers to help with pollination and set fruit, writes Penny Woodward.

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