Herbs & spices

English lavender 'Edgerton Blue'

Smell the lavender?

October 31, 2018

Find the right lavender, says Penny Woodward, to use for its calming and relaxing effects.

Salvia lanceolata

Edible and useful salvias

July 26, 2017

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

Australian bush herbs

Discovering native herbs

April 3, 2017

Karen Sutherland investigates the unique flavours and aromas of many little-known native herbs. 

Sage in flower

Savoury sage

January 8, 2017

Sage advice: used in medicine and cooking, it's well worth a grow in your garden says PENNY WOODWARD.

Basil

The best of basil

November 2, 2016

There's more than one basil for your kitchen garden, writes PENNY WOODWARD.

November planting

What to plant in November

October 26, 2016

With November just around the corner, JUSTIN RUSSELL introduces you to a month of planting for abundance.

 

Hyssop

Hyssop highlights

February 3, 2019

Hyssop, says Penny Woodward, attracts bees and butterflies and dispels the ‘nits and itchings of the beard’!

Bay tree leaves and flowers

The virtuous bay

February 10, 2017

Plant a bay, says PENNY WOODWARD, it's one of the most useful trees you can grow.

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