Jekka McVicar’s useful but less obvious herbs

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Read our feature on Jekka McVicar (page 90 of August’s The Simple Things)? Add her suggestions for useful but less obvious herbs to your shopping list.

Sponsored post: July’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Grow a wildflower meadow

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Turn a bare patch, neglected corner, or even a container, into a glorious, wildflower meadow.

How to be a mindful eater PLUS three simple tea infusion recipes

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Yes, we love food, but it doesn’t always get our full attention. Time to reconnect your mind with your mouth and become a mindful eater.

Jekka’s Herbetum Open Days

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Don’t miss the chance to sneak a peak behind the scenes of Jamie Oliver’s favourite herb grower, with open days at Jekka McVicar’s new Herbetum in South Gloucestershire.

Recipe: Lemon verbena sherbet

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In June’s The Simple Things, Lia Leendertz picks early-season crops and herbs for that first taste of summer. Turn to page 44 for fresh and tasty home-grown recipes, including this one for lemon verbena sherbet.

Sponsored post: June’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Tools of the trade: 5 most useful potting shed tools

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It’s Chelsea Flower Show this week, and we can’t wait to get out in the garden. Come shopping for potting shed tools with The Simple Things!  

Sponsored post: May’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Gardening: Grow your own smoothie garden

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Gardening can be thirsty work, so what could be better than sipping the fruits of your labours? We’re planning to try to grow smoothie ingredients in our very own smoothie garden this summer.