Articles by Penny Woodward

Red poppy

Poppy planting time

May 2019

Planting poppy seed, Penny Woodward explains, takes a little care.

Dianthus and sage.

Growing in sandy soils

April 2019

A few gardeners are blessed with deep, rich, textured, fertile soil. But what if you aren't? Penny Woodward has some ideas to help.

Lovely leeks

April 2019

Leeks are best planted in Autumn and Winter says Penny Woodward

Testing pH

Testing soil pH

April 2019

What is pH and how can you change it? Penny Woodward explains.

Tahitian lime

Limes

March 2019

Limes have it all says Penny Woodward. Fragrant flowers, glossy leaves, delicious fruit.

Garlic ain't just garlic

March 2019

Diversity in garlic cultivars will help cope with the effects of climate change, while new research bolsters garlic’s already strong health credentials, writes Penny Woodward.

 

 

 

Buckland oregano

Oregano and marjoram

February 2019

Penny Woodward says that oregano comes into its own at this time of year.

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