Articles by Penny Woodward

Florence Fennel

Fennel forever

August 16, 2017

Penny Woodward explores the many uses of fabulous fennel, and includes growing tips and a recipe for fennel butter.

Salvia lanceolata

Edible and useful salvias

July 26, 2017

Volatile oils in the leaves give salvias their scent and flavour explains Penny Woodward.

Red salvia flowers

Shimmering salvias

July 18, 2017

Penny Woodward says she wouldn't be without these surperb ornamental salvias in her garden.

Botanic garden beauty

July 2, 2017

Visit the award-winning Australian Garden in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, to watch it develop and grow, writes Penny Woodward.

Removing suckers

Tidying your trees

June 14, 2017

Grab your secateurs. Now's the time to tidy up your trees, says Penny Woodward.

Produce at Transition Farm

Farming transformed

June 8, 2017

Penny Woodward visits a thriving farm that’s producing masses of food from what was once malnourished soil.

Herbal tea

Top herbs to grow for tea

May 24, 2017

Why not grow your own herbs and make your own herbal teas? Penny Woodward investigates.

Edible dandelion

A few favourite weeds

May 14, 2017

Penny Woodward shares the hidden benefits of some of her favourite garden weeds.

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