From plot to plate

Big ideas for little plots: 30-minute pond

Big ideas for little plots: 30-minute pond

No time or space for a water feature? Here we show you how to create an easy, mini 'edible pond' in your lunch hour using reclaimed materials. Read more »

Trade secrets

Trade secrets

In August, the market town of Pershore in Worcestershire pays tribute to plums with a giant festival. Here, Richard Toft, development manager at Pershore College, the specialist horticultural college, gives his tips on growing and harvesting this special fruit. Read more »

Step-by-step: Winter and spring cauliflowers

Step-by-step: Winter and spring cauliflowers

Novice gardeners can often be put off growing temperamental cauliflowers as any check in growth can produce tiny curds, or none at all! So try growing in August for a less troublesome crop, for harvesting through winter and into spring. Read more »

Out & about: August

Out & about: August

Your guide to events of interest this coming month Read more »

Big ideas for little plots: Patchwork quilt salad

Big ideas for little plots: Patchwork quilt salad

When you haven't got much space, even your vegetables need to look beautiful! Make salads part of the flower garden with a colourful quilt. Read more »

Trade secrets

Trade secrets

Naomi Schillinger shares a striking vertical gardening idea, growing French, runner and borlotti beans together for a stunning display of red, pink and white flowers, followed by yellow, purple, red and green beans. Read more »

Step-by-step: Saving seeds

Step-by-step: Saving seeds

Saving your own vegetable seeds allows you to grow plants that are locally adapted to your conditions, ensuring bumper crops of your favourite varieties – at zero cost! Read more »

Out & about: July

Out & about: July

Your guide to events of interest this coming month Read more »

Big ideas for little plots: Upside-down veg patch!

Big ideas for little plots: Upside-down veg patch!

You may have heard of growing vertically, but how about upside down? Now you can buy space-saving planters that can be hung from ceilings, greenhouse roofs or outdoors, supplying produce at head height! Here's how... Read more »

Trade secrets

Trade secrets

The greenhouse will be buzzing with activity this month – Colin Crosbie, curator at RHS Garden Wisley, offers his top 10 jobs for June. Read more »