Plants & Vegetables

Shade Trees

Gardening jobs for May

May 2, 2018

Justin Russell suggests two jobs to do this month to help your garden deal with a changing climate

Young chervil plants

Subtle, charming chervil

April 26, 2018

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

Pea shoots

Pea shoots and leaves

April 18, 2018

Autumn is prime pea-growing time, not just for pods but for shoots as well. Justin Russell has the lowdown.

Autumn Light

Gardening jobs for April

March 29, 2018

With its golden light and pleasant working conditions, autumn is a magical time of the year to be gardener, says Justin Russell. 

Crimson Broad Beans

What to plant in April

March 29, 2018

Mid-autumn is a lovely time to plant some seeds for a winter harvest. Check out Justin Russell's April planting guide.

seed security at risk

New seed security threat

March 19, 2018

A review of the import of brassica seed is a threat to small farmers, seed suppliers and our nation's food sovereignty, says Justin Russell.

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.

Green Manure

Gardening jobs for March

March 1, 2018

Justin Russell reckons it's time to take advantage of pleasant autumn weather and get stuck into gardening jobs.

Microgreens

Marvellous microgreens

December 16, 2017

Nutritious microgreens, explains Penny Woodward, are quick to grow and delicious to eat.

Love-in-a-mist

Love-in-a-mist

December 16, 2017

Penny Woodward says that despite its delicate looks, love-in-a-mist is surprisingly tough and easy to grow.

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