From plot to plate

Grow your own fig tree

Grow your own fig tree

Winter is the perfect time to plant a fig tree in your garden. Expert Will Sibley shares his top tips... Read more »

Grow your own orchard

Grow your own orchard

A fantastic project. Read more »

PROJECT: How to grow...

PROJECT: How to grow...

Safer than foraging, it's easy to grow your own mushrooms. Here's how to get started. Read more »

Trade secrets: Sowing a meadow

Trade secrets: Sowing a meadow

Paul Cook, curator of RHS Harlow Carr, North Yorkshire (www.rhs.org.uk/
harlowcarr
), gives his tips on sowing and growing a meadow. Read more »

Big ideas for little plots: Portable hanging planter

Big ideas for little plots: Portable hanging planter

Hung with produce or pretty flowers, this nifty lean-to trellis can be moved around the garden to brighten up bare patches. Read more »

Step-by-step: Make your own apple juice

Step-by-step: Make your own apple juice

There's little that can beat the taste of homemade apple juice, so turn a glut into a goldmine, with a spot of home juicing. Read more »

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 »