What to plant now

Colourful flowers to plant this spring

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 9:47am

It's hard to pick favourites when it comes to flowers, but this gorgeous blossom is at the top of Lentil Purbrick's list this spring.

Sweet corn plants

Succulent sweet corn

Sun, 22/09/2019 - 3:23pm

Put your water on to boil, says Penny Woodward, before picking your sweet corn.


The sweetest thing

Fri, 23/08/2019 - 5:56pm


Penny Woodward asks why isn't stevia more widely grown and used?


Lovely leeks

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 12:09pm

Leeks are best planted in Autumn and Winter says Penny Woodward

Purple cabbage

What to plant in February

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 1:59pm

It's horrid weather for planting, says Justin Russell, but try to get some winter crop seeds sown into punnets.


What to plant in January

Thu, 20/12/2018 - 4:01pm

Justin Russell reminds us that the summer solstice has passed and the sun is lowering in the sky.

Lemon myrtle

Zest of life

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 10:11am

Lemon-scented plants bring extra zing to your garden, food and life writes Penny Woodward.


What to plant in December

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 4:35pm

Want to know the secret to an extended summer harvest season? Read on for Justin Russell's December planting suggestions.