Articles by Penny Woodward

Flower buds of artichoke

Globe artichoke time

October 8, 2017

They're delicious, unrivalled, flavoursome food, writes Penny Woodward.

Indigo Rose tomatoes

Growing black tommies

September 21, 2017

For sublime flavour try your hand at growing black tomatoes, writes Penny Woodward.

Spreading mulch

Create a slug barrier

September 17, 2017

Peter Cundall first suggested this method of pear and cherry slug control, writes Penny Woodward. 

 

Garlic and endive

Self-sown bonanza

August 28, 2017

Penny Woodward says she doesn't have to do anything, these vegies and flowers just appear.

Florence Fennel

Fennel forever

August 16, 2017

Penny Woodward explores the many uses of fabulous fennel, and includes growing tips and a recipe for fennel butter.

Salvia lanceolata

Edible and useful salvias

July 26, 2017

Volatile oils in the leaves give salvias their scent and flavour explains Penny Woodward.

Red salvia flowers

Shimmering salvias

July 18, 2017

Penny Woodward says she wouldn't be without these surperb ornamental salvias in her garden.

Botanic garden beauty

July 2, 2017

Visit the award-winning Australian Garden in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, to watch it develop and grow, writes Penny Woodward.

Removing suckers

Tidying your trees

June 14, 2017

Grab your secateurs. Now's the time to tidy up your trees, says Penny Woodward.

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