Gardening Basics

Dividing Chives

Garden jobs for March

February 2017

March is no time to rest on your laurels, says JUSTIN RUSSELL. Read his tips for autumn gardening.

Mixed herbage lawn

Secret to an organic lawn

December 2016

In organic circles, lawns are oft seen as unsustainable. But it's possible to grow one organically, says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Tomato seedlings

Growing tomatoes from seed

July 2020

There are many ways of growing tomatoes from seed, but here is one of the simplest and most common, using punnets or seedling trays, from our horticultural editor Penny Woodward.

Winter savory in flower

Winter savoury

April 2020

Spicy, fragrant, warming. Perfect for cool weather meals says Penny Woodward

Salad burnet flower

Salad burnet

December 2019

Cucumbery salad leaf and a cure for a drunkard's thirst, what more could you want? Penny Woodward asks.

Get ready for a summer harvest of tomatoes.

WHAT TO DO NOW

October 2019

What to do in your garden: August

Our experts share their seasonal tips so that you can add them to your to-do list this month and get ready for spring!

Safety equipment

Safe shredding

August 2019

Penny Woodward explains why she loves using her shredder

Collect the ingredients

White oil spray

July 2019

Leonie Shanahan explains how to make white oil spray.

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