Aquilegia flowering in an Irish garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

May has been described as that month of the year when everything seems possible. Yet it can be a funny time of the year in the flower garden with that(...)

A cluster of pots filled with culinary herbs. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Is there any group of culinary plants more useful than herbs? I can think of nothing else that has that near-magical ability to transform the most mun(...)