Popular summer cakes

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Geoff Stonebanks shares his favourite recipes that his visitors just love, including spinach and pine nut muffins and lime and polenta cake.

Five pretty and practical herbs

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Many of our garden plants, beyond those we instantly recognise as culinary herbs, have a history of usefulness as traditional medicinal plants, going back centuries.

Five great companion plants for grasses

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Grasses offer so much for the busy gardener; from sheer beauty to longevity and ease of use. They are also very adaptable and work easily with any number of other plant groups such as bulbs and perennials.