Vicki Cooke

Author bio:

Vicki Cooke

Vicki has had a varied career in horticulture, from vegetable seed producer with the Heritage Seed Library to conservation manager with Plant Heritage, via the walled kitchen garden at Hampton Court Palace. Now working with the National Plant Collections, the perfect place to combine a love of plants with an interest in the diversity, history and culture associated with them. Always with a soft spot for edibles and a member of the RHS Fruit, Vegetable and Herb committee.

There are 41 articles by Vicki:

Growing pumpkins

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If you fancy growing pumpkins for autumn then now is the time to get growing! Vicki Cooke from Hampton Court Palace Kitchen Garden has some tips to get started.

Kales, Collards and Coleworts

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Hampton Court Palace Royal kitchen garden keeper, Vicki Cooke explores the weird and wonderful world of easy to grow kale

The Hedge of Reason

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Hampton Court Palace Kitchen Garden Keeper Vicki Cooke explains the benefits of hedges and what to grow to create an edible hedge

edible flowers

Edible flowers

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Vicki Cooke explores a few historical plants that have been enjoyed in the garden and as edible flowers, including courgettes, marigolds and nasturtiums.

Grow figs in the UK

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Hampton Court Kitchen Garden Keeper Vicki Cooke unravels some of the mysteries and historical facts about growing figs in Britain

Grow currants in your garden

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Advice and top tips on growing blackcurrants, redcurrants, whitecurrants and gooseberries from Vicki Cooke at Hampton Court Palace Kitchen Garden.

planting garlic bulbils

Growing from seed

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Vicki Cooke Kitchen Garden Keeper at Hampton Court Palace, offers timely advice on sowing and growing from seed.

Chateau de Villandry

A plan for all seasons

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Some of the historical techniques that were employed by gardeners decades ago are just as relevant today, especially when it comes to crop rotations.