Spring

Mad about Kale

August 2011

Ever since I saw Peter Cundall drinking boiled kale juice like an elixir of youth, I’ve been mad about growing and eating it myself, says PHIL DUDMAN.

Anna Apple Blossom

First blossom of the season

August 2011

In JUSTIN RUSSELL'S garden, the first fruit blossoms of the new season have made their showy arrival. Leading the charge is an apple with unusual pedigree but an outstanding flavour.

WinterAlliums

Time to plant light sensitive alliums

June 2011

With the Winter Solstice fast approaching, Justin Russell gives the low down on light sensitivity in plants, and suggest which alliums perform best during the increasing daylight hours.

Propagate lavendar now after the wet, humid summer

How to propagate organic herbs

March 2011

A wet humid summer in many areas has taken it's toll on our favourite Mediterranean type herbs. PHIL DUDMAN says it's a good time to be propagating replacements, and shares his secrets for success.

Horsefly

Horseflies up close

December 2010

Insects are beautiful, except when they’re biting you, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

Peas and harmony

September 2010

A cover crop has provided an unexpected bounty, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Bloomin' nuisance

March 2010

A daffodil drought has England all of a twitter, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

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