Articles by Penny Woodward

Spreading mulch

Mulching pots

August 15, 2018

As the weather warms up Penny Woodward explains why it's good to mulch your pots.

Seeds sown in coir pots

Sowing organic seeds

July 26, 2018

It's life affirming, says Penny Woodward, to plant seed and watch it grow.

Australian spiders

Spiders are special

July 13, 2018

Look after your spiders says Penny Woodward, the vast majority are harmless and all are beneficial.

Heirloom pumpkins

Why grow heirlooms?

July 5, 2018

Penny Woodward explains just how important heirloom edibles are to our, and the planet’s, survival. 

Pansies

Gardens for dementia

June 28, 2018

Penny Woodward says to grow an array of coloured and scented plants for loved ones with dementia.

Peace rose

Roses of yesteryear

June 7, 2018

Penny Woodward investigates roses of yesteryear, and lists her top picks. 

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.

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