What to plant now

Flower buds of artichoke

Globe artichoke time

October 8, 2017

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

Climbing Beans

What to plant in October

September 27, 2017

Not sure whether to plant a pumpkin or a pommelo in October? Check out Justin Russell's seasonal spring guide.

Indigo Rose tomatoes

Growing black tommies

September 21, 2017

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

Cornflowers are a safe option for hayfever sufferers

Avoiding the big sneeze

August 30, 2017

Want flowers but not hayfever this spring? Karen Sutherland explains what to plant and what to avoid. 

Pint-sized pumpkins

Mighty mini pumpkins

August 30, 2017

Packing a punch in the flavour and colour stakes, mini pumpkins are great for small spaces says Paul West.

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.

Winter Greens

What to plant in August

July 31, 2017

Get out and about in the late winter sunshine with the help of Justin Russell's suggestions for what to plant now.

Asian greens

What to plant in July

June 28, 2017

Before planting in July it pays to take your soil's temperature, says Justin Russell.

Winter salads

What to plant in June

May 31, 2017

Don't be tempted to hibernate because winter is here, says Justin Russell, there's still plenty of planting to be done in June.

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