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Peace rose

Roses of yesteryear

June 7, 2018

Penny Woodward investigates roses of yesteryear, and lists her top picks. 

Saving leek seeds

How to save seeds

June 7, 2018

As seed company ownership tightens, now's the time to learn how to save your own seed writes Simon Webster. 

Cool-season pruning

Cool-season pruning

June 1, 2018

What does and doesn't need a haircut before winter. Justin Russell investigates.

Perennial chamomile

Perennial pruning

May 14, 2018

Pruning and dividing some perennials keeps their growth under control, says Penny Woodward.

Are we poisoning our children?

Are we poisoning our children?

April 30, 2018

Andre Leu is the author of 'Myths of Safe Pesticides' (2014, Acres USA) and now an updated and rewritten version that focuses on the effects of chemicals on our babies and children – 'Poisoning our Children'. The title is dramatic, but like climate change, Leu feels there is no time to waste in raising attention to these problems that grow in magnitude with every passing minute. Here in an edited extract, he continues our discussion on the health effects of chemicals.

 

Spring onions

Spring to it

April 12, 2018

Virtually pest free and great companion plants, spring onions are a tasty addition to your patch says Penny Woodward.

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