Articles by Penny Woodward

Elder flowers

Elder trees

January 2022

These trees have been associated with magic and witchcraft for a long time explains Penny Woodward

Coloured lettuces

Lettuces all year round

December 2021

Penny Woodward says that with the variety of lettuces available, you should never be without leaves to add to your salads all year round.

'Majorca Pink' rosemary.

Growing rosemary

October 2021

Rosemary is an incredibly versatile and beautiful plant, writes Penny Woodward. It attracts birds and insects, flowers in winter and lifts the spirit if drunk as a tea.

Know your stuff

October 2021

Penny Woodward's glossary of organic gardening terms for novice gardeners – plus, a useful reference for the more experienced among you, too.

Coloured tomatoes

Why is a red tomato red?

September 2021

Tomatoes come in a variety of colours, explains Penny Woodward, with quirky names to match.

Snails love tender plants and seedlings.

Stop those snails and slugs!

September 2021

Penny Woodward has a constant challenge keeping snail and slugs from chomping away at her vegies! Her expertise certainly comes in handy in her own garden and will help with yours!

Some of the amazing tomatoes grown by Cheryl McGaffin.

Tomato bonanza

September 2021

Cheryl McGaffin has about 180 different tomato varieties growing on her property in Victoria and Penny Woodward couldn't resist visiting Daniel's Run to find out more about them. 

Daffodil flower

Feeding fruit trees & bulbs

August 2021

From daffodils and jonquils to almonds and plums, it's time to for a good feed to keep them happy. Penny Woodward explains why.

Heirloom pumpkins

Why grow heirlooms?

August 2021

Heirloom edibles are important to our survival, and that of the planet. That's why our horticultural editor, Penny Woodward, loves growing them. Find out why ...

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