Plants & Vegetables

Red poppy

Poppy planting time

May 11, 2019

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

Lovely leeks

April 12, 2019

Leeks are best planted in Autumn and Winter says Penny Woodward

Tahitian lime


March 22, 2019

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

Buckland oregano

Oregano and marjoram

February 26, 2019

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

Apple tree

Small space apple tricks

February 7, 2019

Helen McKerral tells you all you need to know to grow apples in small spaces.


Hyssop highlights

February 3, 2019

Hyssop, says Penny Woodward, attracts bees and butterflies and dispels the ‘nits and itchings of the beard’!

Purple cabbage

What to plant in February

January 29, 2019

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

Spade and gloved hand

Planting seedlings

December 20, 2018

There are some ways, says Penny Woodward, to ensure that summer planted seedlings stay alive.


What to plant in December

November 22, 2018

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