Statuesque angelica

July 12, 2019

Choose your spot carefully suggests Penny Woodward, before planting angelica.

Buckland oregano

Oregano and marjoram

February 26, 2019

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



January 20, 2019

This important insect-repellent herb has lots of uses says Penny Woodward

Bunches of herbs

Make a bouquet garni

June 11, 2016

Add a bunch of flavour to your winter soups and stews with PENNY WOODWARD'S tips for beautiful bouquet garni.

Coriander leaves

Crazy for coriander

May 24, 2016

PENNY WOODWARD says versatile coriander deserves a place in every garden.

Bright green leaves of French tarragon

French tarragon

December 17, 2015

With a delicious, mellow aniseed flavour, PENNY WOODWARD says French tarragon should be in everyone's garden.

Edible fishy leaves

A strange fish

October 18, 2015

Lizard tail, heartleaf and swamp pepper are other names for this intriguing edible plant, writes PENNY WOODWARD.

Yellow button flowers of santolina

Sun-loving santolina

December 31, 2014

PENNY WOODWARD says grey-leafed plants like santolina thrive in hot, dry weather.

Dill flower

Dill is for digestion

December 15, 2014

This ‘gallant expeller of wind’ eases indigestion caused by Christmas fare, says PENNY WOODWARD.