Gardening Basics

Cool-season pruning

May 2019

Before you start pruning, there's a few things you need to consider, writes Justin Russell.

Bee protected

April 2019

Is your fear of being stung holding you back from keeping bees? Kelly Lees explains how you can care for your bees safely.

Greenhouse growing

April 2019

You can use a structure such as a greenhouse to modify climate conditions, says Justin Russell, protecting plants or extending the growing season for cold-sensitive crops.

Pickeral rush in pond

Create an edible pond

October 2018

Setting up a pond with edible plants will provide water for wildlife and help cool your garden in summer.

Boysenberries

Training brambleberries

August 2018

Helen McKerral investigates the juicy world of brambleberries, from boysenberries to youngberries. 

Heirloom pumpkins

Why grow heirlooms?

July 2018

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

Saving leek seeds

How to save seeds

June 2018

As seed company ownership tightens, now's the time to learn how to save your own seed writes Simon Webster. 

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